A bagpipe band makes its way up 5th Avenue  on St Patrick’s Day. Photograph: Getty

Guinness is back as sponsor of the world’s biggest St Patrick’s Day parade.The drinks giant withdrew its support of the 2014 parade down Fifth Avenue (...)

Marchers carry posters of Antonio Zambrano-Montes during a protest over his killing in Washington State. Photograph: Rajah Bose/The New York Times

Police officers who fatally shot a Mexican farm worker in Washington state after he pelted them with rocks fired 17 shots at the man, striking him fiv(...)

Minister for Jobs  and  Enterprise  Richard Bruton with Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade Charlie Flanagan, at the launch of the St Patrick’s Day  Enterprise International programme. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Ministers travelling abroad for the annual programme of St Patrick’s week trade missions will have to report back to Taoiseach Enda Kenny on the succ(...)

In the 1970s, Daria Blackwell was among one of the first female patrons of McSorley’s Old Ale House, one of New York’s oldest Irish bars. Photograph: Leonard J. DeFrancisci

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the entr(...)

Working in an Irish pub and restarting the local GAA club has helped Sean Rooney feel connected to Ireland in Syracuse in the US.

I left Ireland for America in January 2006 before the recession hit. Instead of going down under like everyone else I knew going abroad, I went west t(...)

Boston and Cape Cod suffered the worst of the US snowstorm on Tuesday, with 36 inches of snowfall recorded in some areas. Photograph: Katherine Taylor/The New York Times. 0:38

A powerful blizzard struck Boston and surrounding New England on Tuesday, leaving some 4.5 million people grappling with as much as three feet of s(...)

An employee of a local restaurant clears his car of snow  in New Haven, Connecticut. Photograph: Reuters 1:38

A number of transatlantic flights have been cancelled between Dublin and US cities because of bad weather on the east coast of the US.Flight number(...)

Women take a selfie as they stand in an uncharacteristically empty Times Square, New York City January 27th, 2015. Photograph: REUTERS/Adrees Latif 1:38

New York City, which was shut down overnight, was spared the worst of a snowstorm that swept across the Northeast early Tuesday and slowly returned to(...)

US attorney general Eric Holder has announced that  criminal charges have been brought against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City. Photograph: Benoit Tessier/Reuters.

The US government has unveiled criminal charges against three men for their alleged involvement in a Russian spy ring operating in New York City.Evgen(...)

Snow collects on a bicycle during a snow storm in Cambridge, Massachusetts on January 24th.   Forecasters are warning of up to 90cms of snow for part of the east coast of the US on Monday.  Photograph: Reuters 1:00

Aer Lingus has cancelled flights between Dublin and New York today ahead of the potentially “historic” blizzard to hit the east coast ofthe US. The ai(...)