Marty Walsh

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US president Joe Biden, standing alongside his wife Jill Biden, takes the oath of office. Photograph: Michael Reynolds/EPA

When Joe Biden named his fellow Irish American Marty Walsh as Secretary of Labor, he joked that the only downside of the appointment was that Walsh’s (...)

CNN news anchor John King has been one of the media stars of the US election coverage thanks to his ‘magic wall’ interactive election map. Photograph: CNN.

Ballina and Carlingford can claim Joe Biden and Doonbeg Donald Trump but Doonloughan in Connemara can join an illustrious list of famous Irish ancestr(...)

Prime minister of Canada Justin Trudeau with his present from Taoiseach Leo Varadkar, whose  department spent €6,649.17 on VIP gifts  in the 11-and-a-half months to mid-December 2018. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Charles Haughey famously gave Margaret Thatcher a teapot, Enda Kenny liked to hand out books of poems but for Taoiseach Leo Varadkar sporting parapher(...)

 Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh (right) is welcomed to the new Emigrant Commemorative Centre, in Carna in Connemara  by Mary Cosgrave and Mairtín Ó Catháin, centre, chairman of the centre’s organising committee. Photograph:  Sean Ó Mainnín

The issue of the 13 million undocumented living in the United States was not just about Irish nationals and if the problem is to be fixed it must addr(...)

He could have been a contender. Even Angelo Dundee, Muhammad Ali’s cornerman, thought so: “If I had had that guy at 20,” said the legendary trainer of(...)

Jonathan Schoop is congratulated by   Adam Jones after scoring in the fifth inning of the Baltmore Orioles’ win over    the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on Monday. Photograph: Adam Glanzman/Getty Images

Baltimore Orioles All Star Adam Jones said he was subjected to racial taunting by Boston Red Sox fans during a Monday night game, prompting an apology(...)

 Boston mayor Marty Walsh with Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Walsh put a welcome  damper on what has been a bit of hypocritical Irish blarney for two decades now. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is using the annual St Patrick’s Day walkabout and shamrock delivery in the US to press for a solution for the approximately 50,0(...)

Standing up for others: Sean Rogers with sons Henry and Eoin in Boston

I read in Irish newspapers online about a “new America” since Donald Trump’s election, and about how many Irish people living here are leaving or cons(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny answers questions during  a press conference at Government Buildings in Dublin after meeting British prime minister Theresa May. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Government is to undertake a “complete review” of US immigration facilities operating at Dublin and Shannon airports as a result of the Trump Admi(...)

A protest at the arrivals hall of San Francisco’s SFO International Airport after people arriving from Muslim-majority countries were held at the border control as a result of the new executive order. Photograph: Peter Dasilva/EPA

US Democrats have vowed to overturn president Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration with legislation, as opposition and protests grew over hi(...)

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