Taoiseach to raise illegal Irish with Senator Kennedy
The Taoiseach is due to discuss the issue of illegal Irish immigrants in America with US Senator Ted Kennedy this afternoon.
Bertie Ahern says the issue will be raised during a telephone conversation that will cover a number of issues.
Recent efforts by the US Congress to regularise the status of all illegal immigrants failed due to opposition from some politicians.
Support groups for the estimated 50,00 to 60,000 undocumented Irish citizens in the States are now seeking a special deal for Irish people that would exclude immigrants from Mexico and other countries.