Under this programme, students can work and travel in America for the summer.
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Detectives hope to speak soon to an Irish J1 student who was beaten and left for dead in a San Diego alley.
Students who have been to the US on J1 working holiday visas in the past four years have been urged to apply for a tax refund they are “almost certainly” owed.
The Taoiseach denies being snubbed by US president-elect Donald Trump on his visit to New York.
New York County Board chairman Laurence McGrath admits there are a lot of people “on edge” in the city’s GAA scene about US president-elect Donald Trump’s immigration policy.
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Donald Trump, if elected president, plans to scrap the J1 visa system, used by many Irish students every year, knowing full well that his own businesses would be affected, writes Jeff Horwitz
Foreign Affairs Minister Charlie Flanagan has written to US secretary of state John Kerry over changes to the J1 visas system which will prevent students entering the US without a prearranged job.
Pre-tax profits at specialist student and independent travel firm Usit last year decreased by 65% to €239,380 as costs increased.
SOMETIMES, the apology is worse than the offence, writes Terry Prone.
US ambassador to Ireland Kevin O’Malley has written an open letter to all Irish students on J1 visas encouraging them to stay on and finish their summer working overseas.
They might be lucky in love, but a gift from an even luckier uncle saw honeymooners Donal and Karen Desmond jet off on a second trip of a lifetime with just days to spare.
THREE days before the Twin Towers came down I remember standing in the plaza at the bottom of the buildings with my old wind-up camera.
An Irish student has warned her fellow J1 travellers to beware of a widespread rental scam in the US that cost her and her friends almost $5,000 (€4,000).
CORK footballer John Miskella believes club fixture calendars need urgent attention as players are being left idle during the summer months as inter-county championships continue to grow.
Some 20,000 Irish school leavers will able to live and work in the US for a year under a new visa deal expected to be signed today.
THE J1 is a cultural exchange programme. It is innovative and groundbreaking in that it gives Irish students an opportunity to acquire new skills to learn and to experience the American culture.
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