The Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says Donald Trump is in favour of granting more visas for Irish people to stay in the US.
It was discussed when the two leaders met yesterday at Shannon Airport.
President Trump will travel to France today for D-Day commemorations, before returning to his Co Clare resort this evening.
Poorer people will be worst hit unless Ireland's carbon tax is well designed.
A new ESRI report says that, as poorer households spend more of their income on energy than richer people, carbon tax is regressive.
But researchers claim this could be corrected if revenues raised by the tax were returned to households.
The number of people taken off the roads because of drink or drug-driving increased by 12% last year.
The Courts Service says 3,845 motorists were disqualified due to these offences in 2018 - up more than 400 on 2017.
A further 1,400 motorists were banned in the first four months of this year.
Fiat Chrysler has abruptly withdrawn its offer to merge with French rival Renault.
It cones after the government in Paris - which owns a 15% stake - asked for the decision to be postponed.
The deal would have created the world's third largest carmaker, behind VW and Toyota.
A doctor in the US state of Ohio has been charged with murdering 25 patients by allegedly ordering fatal doses of pain medication.
William Husel (43) pleaded not guilty to all counts at a bail hearing on Wednesday after turning himself in to police.
Each murder count carries a sentence of 15 years to life.