Marty Walsh pictured with his mother Mary (L) after he was sworn in as mayor of Boston today.

Massachusetts state congressman Martin J Walsh, the son of immigrant parents from Galway, was sworn in as mayor of Boston today. He was elected on Nov(...)

Marty Walsh at his election-night rally following his victory in Boston earlier this month. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/New York Times

Martin J Walsh, the new mayor of Boston, jokes that it was his two Irish aunts, one travelling from Galway and the other from England, that “put me ov(...)