A bag sits on the road near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The bag was later detonated by the bomb squad after inspection. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

A man has been arrested by police in Boston after a backpack was left close to the finish line of the Boston Marathon route, a year after three(...)

Dignitaries including US vice-president Joe Biden, survivors and first responders participate in a flag-raising ceremony at the marathon finishing line in Boston, Massachusetts, yesterday, on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Photograph: Reuters/Brian Snyder

Boston paused in silence at 2.49pm yesterday to remember the moment a year ago when three people were killed (...)

Boston Fire Department honor guards (R) relieve Cambridge Police honor guards at the site of one of the two bomb blasts on the one-year anniversary of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Dominick Reuter /Reuters

Boston began its memorials of last year’s marathon bombing attack, which killed three people and injured 264, on a quiet note today, with mayor(...)

 Roseann Sdoia  walking with the assistance of parallel bars   as she  tries out a new   leg  at a prosthetics clinic two months after the explosions. Photograph:  Yoon S Byun/the Boston Globe via Getty Images

Sabrina Dello Russo says the past year has been tough. She struggles to dial a number on her phone, to concentrate, to multi-task or even to co(...)

Wayne Byrne and Eoin Casey of OxyMem, overall winners in The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards. Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

The historic baroque architecture of Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin played host to 3D presentations and a host of high-tech new innovation(...)

Frank Rossiter, an Irish-American living in Savannah, Georgia, next to the grave of his great-grandfather Patrick Buttimer, from Cork, in the city’s Catholic cemetery. Buttimer was a Confederate veteran in the American civil war, and a veteran’s cross marks his grave. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Spanish moss hangs from the cedar tree like ghostly fingers protecting her resting place. It’s a scene that captures the beauty of Savannah, Ge(...)

A golden autumn in New England: the region covers six states, most of the north east of the US, and is bordered by New York, New Brunswick and Quebec
Ask Joan

We would like to visit New England in late October early November. We have 10-14 days so any suggestions on where to start and finish the trip, (...)

Brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings of last April 15. Photograph: AP Photos/Lowell Sun and FBI

Russia withheld information from US law enforcement officials on one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspects that could(...)

The Lucius women

Lucius formed in 2012 in New York, but you and vocalist Jess Wolfe had first met at college in Boston. We both went to Berklee College of Music.(...)

Aer Lingus has begun flying from Shannon to New York on a year-round basis, boosting transatlantic services.

Shannon Airport’s fortunes appear to be taking off – if you can pardon the cliche – just 15 months after it won independence. This week,(...)

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