Thursday 23 February 2017

Irish lobby pushes Ahern to offer Bush 'viable' visa plan

Fionnan Sheahan Political Editor

A reveller wears the Irish colours during the St Patrick's Day festivities in London yesterday
A reveller wears the Irish colours during the St Patrick's Day festivities in London yesterday

Taoiseach Bertie Ahern was urged last night to personally ask US President George Bush to accept a deal to grant visas to 10,000 illegal Irish emigrants.

Mr Ahern visits the White House this morning for the traditional St Patrick's Day presentation of the bowl of shamrock to the US president.

He will attend a lunch on Capitol Hill, hosted by the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi.

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