Taoiseach Enda Kenny said he did not know what was being raised by Secretary general to the Government Martin Fraser or Ambassador to the US Anne Anderson in the lobby of Fitzpatrick’s Hotel in New York. Photograph: Eric Luke

Taoiseach Enda Kenny made little yesterday of a public altercation in New York between his top civil servant and Ireland’s most senior diplomat(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny sits with New York mayor Bill de Blasio (third from right) during a service at St Patrick’s Cathedral in New York yesterday. Photograph: Lucas Jackson / Reuters 1:42

In New York yesterday, for the second time in two days, Enda Kenny found himself with the mayor of a major American city who wouldn’t go the St Pat(...)

Gay Rights supporters protest against the exclusion of the gay community during the 252nd annual Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York yesterday. Photograph: Andrew Gombert/EPA

Taoiseach Enda Kenny missed a demonstration by a gay rights group along the St Patrick’s Day route in New Yor(...)

New York mayor Bill de Blasio greets John  Ahern, grand marshal of the 2014 New York St Patrick’s Day Parade, yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Lucas Jackson

He wants to close schools for the Chinese New Year, has pledged fealty to an Israeli political group, sprinkles Spanish and Italian phrases int(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny marches up 5th avenue during the St Patrick’s Day parade in New York. Photograph: Shannon Stapleton/Reuters.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny missed a demonstration by a gay rights group along the St Patrick’s Day route in New York City protesting against the ban (...)

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio meets Cardinal Timothy Dolan at his residence in New York. Photograph: Fred R Conrad/The New York Times.

New York mayor Bill de Blasio sailed into office on the winds of a well-run campaign. Then he kept on campaigning, pressing for one overriding (...)

A brass band at the St Patrick’s Day  parade in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES 2:20

The crowds in Dublin for the St Patrick’s Day parade were noticeably smaller than for last year’s Gathering celebrations, but those who were t(...)

Boston Pride, an equal rights group, march with a rainbow flag during the Peace Parade in Boston yesterday. The parade follwed the traditional St Patrick’s Day Parade, which prohibits gays to march if they carry banners or signs proclaiming their sexual orientation. Photograph: Katherine Taylor/The New York Times

Guinness has pulled its sponsorship of New York City’s parade joining with New York mayor Bill de Blasio in boycotting the event over the ban o(...)

Liam Neeson: has fought a high-profile publicity campaign for the New York horse-drawn carriage industry. Photograph: Reuters/Fred Prouser

Northern Irish actor Liam Neeson directly lobbied the Department of the Taoiseach seeking the Government’s support to stop pla(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny starts his annual St Patrick’s Day visit to the United States today during which he will meet US president Barack Obama at the White House tomorrow morning. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny starts his annual St Patrick’s Day visit to the United States today during which he will meet US president Barack Obama at(...)