Today's Irish news roundup


Shock as US ends funding for Mitchell Scholarship program -- Attacks on Irish American community by Mitchell director Trina Vargo backfire

The decision by the US State Department to end funding for the Mitchell Scholarships comes as a  great surprise. The scholarship, named after former Senator George Mitchell  sends 12 US students a year to Ireland..READ MORE


Irish girls...they're just better than Americans, apparentlyWhy American women lose out to their Irish counterparts

I studied in The Emerald Isle for what turned out to be a much too short semester at University College Cork  (UCC) and spent some of the most memorable months of my life in the beautiful country of Ireland...READ MORE




James Nolan’s family prepare to bring their son’s remains home from Poland

The heartbroken father of drowned Irish football fan James Nolan has thanked the friends who stayed on in Poland to help locate his son’s body...READ MORE




First glimpse of Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson as parents in 'Twilight: Breaking Dawn Part 2' Trailer – VIDEO

Twilight fans got the official preview of the final installment of the vampire saga on Wednesday, when the trailer for ‘Breaking Dawn Part 2' was released...READ MORE



Sarsfields player Lee Chin.Chinese Irish player racially abused by opponents in football game

The GAA have banned two players for racially abusing a Wexford county footballer – born and bred in the county...READ MORE



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