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Donald Trump is not Barack Obama

LOTS of comments are flying about Donald Trump’s vocabulary. Some of the conversation has been about his lack of vocabulary. Others have pointed out that he is uncouth and crude in his speech. Others have noted that Trump tells it like it is, holding nothing back, saying whatever comes to his mind or speaking from his heart. Some on social media have commented they don’t want a president who cannot communicate more articulately or smoother than what Trump does. I have to note that we have a smooth president by the name of Barack Obama. I personally think that he uses the teleprompter as well as anybody I’ve ever seen. Or, when he has time to master his content, he can release his words in a very convincing manner. I don’t see that there is much debate on our current president’s ability to deliver a high-powered speech. On the other hand, we’ve all heard the president at press conferences “hem …

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A Christmas wish for ‘undocumented’ Irish

Senate Spokesperson for the Irish Overseas and Diaspora and Chair of the Ireland America Association, Mark Daly has called on the Government to ensure 2016 is the year the 50,000 undocumented Irish can come home to see their loved ones. “With 50,000 Undocumented Irish in America, we estimate that approximately 500,000 people in Ireland, that includes mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and other family members are affected by the lack of Immigration Reform in the United States,” said Senator Daly. “There has been little progress made in 2015; humanitarian visas were not made available, despite my request that the Government ask for President Obama to include such a provision in the Executive Action which is now being challenged in the supreme court. People should be given access to humanitarian visa, this would allow them to return to the US if they need to travel home to Ireland to be with family members in times of distress, illness or bereavement. “I am …

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Clare woman invited to White House

Clare woman, Margaret Jeffares, founder of Good Food Ireland, has been invited by President Barack Obama to the White House for St Patrick’s Day celebrations. Ms Jeffares, whose parents Tom and Teresa Frost live near Quin, will also be attending a number of high profile business networking events, as Good Food Ireland reaches out to the global Irish diaspora. “I am hugely honoured to have received the invitation from the President and will be flying the flag for Irish food and good local food places in Ireland at all these events” said Margaret Jeffares. “The US is a hugely important market for both Irish agriculture and tourism. By raising the perception of Ireland’s food we provide a new growth driver for tourism provided we direct those tourists to quality places that are actually using local Irish food” she said. On a personal note, Ms Jeffares said this invitation to the White House on St Patrick’s Day is a lifelong ambition. “I have …

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Marking International Migrants Day

On International Migrants Day (today), the Government has been asked to give undocumented migrants the chance to regularise their status. The appeal has come from Barnardos and Migrant Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI), as a group of undocumented parents and children meet outside the Dáil to mark International Migrants Day 2014 and to call on the Irish government to give hope to the undocumented migrants, including thousands of children, who have made Ireland home. Mostofa, who lives undocumented in Ireland with his 4-year-old son, said, “I work here, I contribute, but because I am undocumented I am afraid all the time. This is the only home my son has ever known. How can I tell him he has no future here? Thanks to President Obama, the undocumented Irish in America have hope this Christmas. I hope the Taoiseach will soon give hope to the undocumented in Ireland.” New research estimates there are up to 5,100 undocumented children in Ireland. These children …

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Conway welcomes deal for undocumented Irish

Fine Gael Clare Senator and Seanad Spokesperson on Justice, Martin Conway and his party colleague, Pat Breen have  welcomed the historic announcement by President Obama that aims to protect up to five million undocumented immigrants from deportation. “The President’s plan promises to lift the threat of deportation and to allow the undocumented to work and travel more freely within the United States. “It will allow undocumented immigrants who are parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents, known as green card holders, to legally live and work in the country for a period of three years. “The undocumented Irish in the US want to be legal. They want to pay their taxes. They want to participate in the society which they now call home. Many of the illegal Irish in America are now in long term relationships with families of their own, who to participate fully in their adopted country. “I believe that this action by President Obama represents a …

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