Marty Walsh has dual US and Irish citizenship and grew up in a household in Boston where Irish was spoken. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/The New York Times 2:26

A beaming Marty Walsh declared “Tá mé go maith” at Shannon airport this morning as he was given a rapturous welcome on his first visit to Ireland as m(...)

Boston major Marty Walsh during his election campaign last year. photograph: jim davis/boston globe via getty images

Marty Walsh, the new mayor of Boston whose aircraft was due to touch down in Shannon at about 6am this morning, is most welcome in the country of his (...)

Boston mayor Marty Walsh plans to visit Ireland this autumn. Photograph: New york Times

Boston’s Irish-American mayor Marty Walsh has announced plans for a 10-day visit to Ireland in the autumn. Mr Walsh, whose parents hail from south Con(...)

Meb Keflezighi is congratulated after winning the men’s division of the Boston Marathon. He described the crowd as phenomenal” and said: “I used them to propel me forward.” Photograph: Reuters/Brian Snyder

Record crowds basked in bright sunshine to cheer on runners in the second largest field in the Boston Marathon’s 118-year history as this proud(...)

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 (...)

 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(...)

Sen Linda Dorcena Forry thanks Enda Kenny after the Taoiseach spoke at the annual St Patrick’s Day breakfast in Boston. Photograph: AP Photo/Michael Dwyer

Last Sunday the vivacious Massachusetts state senator Linda Dorcena Forry burst onto the stage at the Boston Convention Centre singing (...)

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(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny speaks to reporters alongside Boston mayor Marty Walsh at a St Patrick’s Day breakfast meeting in Boston today.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has heaped praise on Ireland’s Six Nations Championship-winning rugby team, saying that the players showed “incredible courage(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny meeting US president Barack Obama in the Oval Office of the White House yesterday. Photograph: Getty

A US gay rights group has urged Taoiseach Enda Kenny to make a public statement during his visit to Boston tomorrow supporting their campaign t(...)