Today's Irish news roundup
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Today's top Irish news stories:
Atheist weddings soar as Ireland turns away from the Catholic Church
2013 marks the first year that Ireland has legally welcomed atheist weddings, and the few people who are authorized to perform such ceremonies are overwhelmed with the demand….READ MORE
Number of North Americans visiting Ireland up 15 percent thanks to The Gathering
The Gathering tourism initiative for Ireland is proving to be a massive success as the number of North Americans visiting Ireland has jumped an impressive 15 percent this year….READ MORE
588-pound Corkman sleeps on floor as council fail to provide new house
A 44-year-old man from Bantry, County Cork, has become so heavy that he is forced to sleep on his floor downstairs. Ritchie Doyle, who has become too large to climb the stairs, is demanding his Cork County Council move him to a suitable new home….READ MORE
Crew of teenage sailors rescued from sinking tall ship off Cork (VIDEO)
The historic tall ship, Astrid, struck rocks and sank off the Cork coast, en route to Kinsale. The crew of 29 were rescued by the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) and Coastguard…READ MORE
Website to raise funds for Natasha McShane, Chicago attack victim
Friends of Natasha McShane have launched a fundraising drive for the Armagh woman’s recovery following a baseball attack in Chicago, three years ago, that left her unable to walk and talk….READ MORE
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I think we have enough flags in Ireland as it is.Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent says Immigrant Council
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