"Trade and constructions unions were founded by immigrants who couldn't get any other jobs -- they weren't welcome in other trades… Immigration has always been an issue we have cared about, since we were founded in 1904, and it still is."
From the first Irish Catholic president to beloved people and images in US history the Irish have made quite an impression.
America’s most famous Irish American President was a dashing young war hero who won two medals for bravery.
Ireland's first female president said former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan had “bullied” her into an early end to her presidential career.
We asked: What’s the best thing about being Irish? You answered beautifully.
Do you approve? A new Seamless advert has parodied the photo of workmen dangling above New York City in 1932.
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"Irish Americans are at least 5 percent of the population in most counties across the U.S."
“There’s a scrappiness to the Irish that I can very much relate to.”
Irish American astronauts Mark and Scott Kelly make history. Never have two twins both spent so long in space.
A glimpse inside Ireland’s historic ghost villages (PHOTOS)
Montserrat is the other "Emerald Isle" on St. Patrick’s Day
Choir’s mesmerizing rendition of ancient Irish song (VIDEOS)
Maureen O’Hara Cork home where spent her last years in Ireland (PHOTOS)
Doing Dublin on the cheap – wine, dine and make merry (PHOTOS)
Things we wish we’d brought when we moved to Ireland (and what we should’ve left behind)
How the Irish (and Welsh) invented romantic love
Ryanair asks wheelchair user to walk up stairs, leaves her crying at the gate
My great-aunt, the bootlegging Irish nun in Prohibition America
Shame! General Kelly seeks National Guard to hunt immigrants says leaked document
Maura Murray: Still missing after 13 long years
Further 2,600 US J-1 visas allocated to Ireland
Teddy bear lost in Cork Airport reunited with two-year-old owner
Denzel Washington on drinking Guinness and acting with Colin Farrell