Today's Irish news roundup, Nov 6th, 2013

Marty Walsh and John Connolly.

Today's top Irish news stories:

A sigh of relief as Marty Walsh is elected as new Boston mayor (VIDEO)

Starting with an interview on RTÉ’s (Ireland’s national broadcaster) flagship radio programme, Morning Ireland, followed by further media interviews and interactions of all sorts with family and friends back in Boston, it’s been a very long day in Ireland.  In the end, Martin Walsh will be Boston’s next mayor.  The margin of victory appears to be just about 4,500 votes....READ MORE


Irish parents who lost their kids in Sandy storm speak in public for first time (VIDEO)


The devastated New York couple, who lost their two young sons in Superstorm Sandy just over a year ago, have told how they still think of their children every single minute of every day….READ MORE


Aer Lingus could be set to start San Francisco flights due to Google, Facebook and other big tech companies links to IrelandChristmas travel plans could be hit by strike threat at Aer Lingus

Irish emigrants face a Christmas nightmare after cabin crew at Aer Lingus voted to go on strike over the holiday season..READ MORE



Ireland's elected leader leader Enda KennyIrish leader Enda Kenny approves gay marriage referendum

Prime Minister Enda Kenny approved a gay marriage referendum at the Cabinet meeting on Tuesday. The Cabinet decided to hold the referendum before the summer of 2015….READ MORE



LOCATION: WASHINGTON, DC  DATE: September 18, 2013 -- CAPTION: Irish Breakfast featuring Congressman Paul Ryan hosted by The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform at the National Republican Club of CapitIrishman killed in Vegas had organized a legalize the Irish fundraiser

Conor Brady, a young Sligo man based in Washington, D.C. who died tragically in Las Vegas last weekend, was deeply involved in the Irish undocumented issue and helped organize a major fundraiser set for this weekend in Virginia…READ MORE