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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(...)

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(...)

Boston mayor Marty Walsh: had threatened to boycott the march if gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups were not allowed to march. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/The New York Times.

Boston’s St Patrick’s Day parade organisers have invited a gay rights group to march on condition they don’t display si(...)

Gay rights activists protest on Fifth Avesnue at the 2012 St Patrick’s Day parade in New York. New York mayor Bill de Blasio is boycotting this year’s parade because of its ban on  public displays of gay pride. Photograph: Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The decisions by the New York City and Boston mayors to boycott St Patrick’s Day parades over the exclusion of gay, lesbian and transgender gro(...)

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

Bonfires are expected to be lit in Connemara next Spring when new mayor of Boston Marty Walsh fulfils a promise to visit the place he regards as a sec(...)

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