Ahern in US to push illegal Irish issue
As the Democrats take control of both Houses of Congress in the US, it hoped that the rights of undocumented Irish people living in America will be prioritised.
Foreign Affairs Minister Dermot Ahern is travelling to the States today to hold meetings on immigration issues.
But the Minister has said it is too early to say whether the change in the political landscape will be a positive or negative development for Irish people living in America.
He said "There is a school of thought that the Democrats don't want to rock the boat too quickly€..but obviously the Irish Government will keep the pressure on."