Today's Irish news roundup


Here's the top Irish news stories on IrishCentral today:

Irish carriage driver’s racist and homophobic outburst startles NYC - VIDEO

New York City Council Speaker and 2013 mayoral contender Christine Quinn is being asked to reconsider her support for New York’s horse and carriage industry after a shocking new video shows an Irish horse driver verbally abusing a group of women leafleting against the industry with racist and homophobic slurs...READ MORE

A screen grab from the YouTube clip



Vicious assault on Katonah Avenue (pictured) in the BronxIrish woman victim of vicious assault in the Bronx

A young Irish immigrant is recovering after a brutal assault in the Bronx last weekend...READ MORE






Rory StauntonRory’s Law -- major effort underway to ensure kids kept safe in ER

Rory Staunton, 12, was discharged from a New York emergency room last March as his body was in the throes of septic shock, an action that resulted in the boy’s death three days later...READ MORE





<p>Mitt Romney being screened before boarding a plane at the San Diego airport for Denver, Colo. in February 2008. </p>Manhattan Diary: Money for Mitt Romney but not the nation

What's happened is appalling but it's easily explained: the world of Mitt Romney, the world of America's super rich, has simply decoupled itself from the United States...READ MORE





GAA legend Mickey Harte pictured with his late daughter Michaela on her wedding daySunday Times editor arrested in Mauritius after police raid house

The editor of the Mauritian paper which published photos of Michaela McAreavey taken at the scene of her murder has been arrested...READ MORE