Marty Walsh

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Mayor of Boston Marty Walsh’s parents emigrated from Ireland to  America  in the 1950s.    Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/The New York Times

Boston mayor Marty Walsh has vowed to defend the rights of the undocumented Irish and other illegal migrants should US president-elect Donald Trump se(...)

 Boston Globe hoax headline: Irish immigrants worry Trump may reverse legislation that  protects children  from deportation. Photograph:  Karen Bleier/AFP/Getty

John, like many of the thousands of “undocumented” Irish living in the US, is waiting anxiously to see whether president-elect Donald Trump follows th(...)

Minister of State for Diaspora Joe McHugh has begun his three day visit to Boston today. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

As uncertainty hangs over the thousands of undocumented Irish living in the US since Donald Trump’s election win, the Minister of State for Diaspora h(...)

Jorge Portorreal from St Peter’s Prep School New Jersey enjoying the parade at Trinity College Dublin after they marched through Dublin as part of the American Football Showcase high school teams visit to Ireland. The high school  games will be played at Donnybrook Stadium on Friday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

“I’m from Atlanta, Georgia; I’m here for Georgia Tech, ” said Anna Rowe during the American Football Showcase’s parade through Dublin yesterday. “Thi(...)

U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and US Representative Richard Neal  rally with supporters at Wood Museum of Springfield History in Springfield, Massachusetts. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

Look at a map of the Democratic presidential primary so far and you will see Bernie Sanders’s colour dominates northern states and Hillary Clinton’s t(...)

The Boston College Eagles celebrate a touchdown against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Boston last month. Photograph: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images

Most of us merely have lunch. Powerful business leaders have luncheons. The Boston College Chief Executives Club, a networking group that considers i(...)

Lord Mayor of Belfast Arder Carson who is going to Boston to encourage investment. Previous visits by politicians to the US have proved fruitful but there is not even a minister for enterprise in the North at the moment. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Boston headquartered IT security specialist Rapid7 is recruiting a “talent scout” for its software innovation centre in Belfast which will celebra(...)

Customers shop at a Primark store on Oxford Street in London. After Thursday’s opening in Boston the company will open  another store in Philadelphia before Christmas and a further half dozen or so are planned next year. Photograph: Reuters

Cut-price fashion chain Primark on Thursday makes its most ambitious international expansion yet, moving into the lucrative, but notoriously treachero(...)

Boston: Many on the ground regard the whole thing as ill-advised given the extent of the city’s more pressing social problems. Photo: Paul Marotta/Getty

At a public meeting earlier this year, the people behind Boston’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics proudly showed off their grand plan to erect a tempora(...)

Jean Kennedy Smith, sister of the late US senator Edward Kennedy,  and Patrick Kennedy, his son, with (from left) vice president Joe Biden, Senator Ed Markey and Cardinal Sean O’Malley, for dedication ceremonies for the Edward M. Kennedy Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Despite the freezing wind blasting Columbia Point near Boston, the occasion felt – as one high-ranking Democrat is said to have remarked of a recent p(...)

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