Irish American Association

Senator Mark Daly is the Chairperson of the Ireland America Association.

All-Island Taskforce:


July 11, 2013 – Leinster House

The Ireland America Association held a meeting with public representatives from Sinn Fein, the SDLP and the Unionist Party to form an All-Island task force to work on behalf of the 50,000 Undocumented Irish in the United States.

The Comprehensive Immigration Reform effort is now with the House of Representatives and the Irish Lobby for Immigration reform have once again reiterated the need for the Irish communities to help push through this important piece of legislation. Ciaran Staunton president of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform has encouraged the forming of the task force.

Senator Mark Daly, Chair of the Ireland American Association and Senate Spokesperson for the Irish Overseas and Diaspora has spoke of this task force “this is the first meeting of a group like this on this issue, and it shows the level of support and commitment of public representatives here in Ireland to help our community overseas. I recently spent 10 days on Capitol Hill holding meetings with Republican Congressmen along with Mr Ciaran Staunton of The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform. There is real support for this reform but work still needs to be done and that is why we have organised this important meeting”

November 21st, 2014-

Senator Mark Daly senate spokesperson for the Irish overseas and the Diaspora has welcomed President Obama’s executive order on Immigration Reform which may allow some of 50,000 Undocumented Irish to come home in times of distress

Irish overseas and the Diaspora Policy

Senator Mark Daly Spokesperson in the Senate for the Irish Overseas and the Diaspora and Chairperson of the Ireland America Association has welcomed President Obama’s announcement on Immigration reform last night. The President will today sign his executive order for US immigration Reform.
Senator Daly had previously called on President Obama to include ‘Humanitarian Visas’ in his Executive Order and has welcomed the initial outline by the president which may allow some of the 50,000 undocumented to come home in times of distress.
Senator Daly Commented “This is the most positive news the undocumented Irish have received in years, these steps will allow some of them to finally come out of the shadows and live without the constant fear of deportation. One of the most important things for the undocumented is the right to come home, many have missed countless Christmases, weddings and very distressingly for many families funerals.