Full citizenship hopes for undocumented Irish receive significant boost

Jimmy HarteThe hopes of full citizenship for over 50-thousand undocumented Irish in the United States received a significant boost last night.

Republicans in the House of Representatives held a meeting during which they agreed to their own version of an immigration reform bill.

It follows the approval of a Bill by the US Senate - and Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore will visit Washington today in a bid to capitalise on the momentum.

Senator Jimmy Harte is hoping the Tanaiste can influence politicians in the White House on his visit: