Today's Irish news roundup


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

British legend makes anti-Irish slur over Olympic torch bearer tattoo made in USA

An Olympic legend has been forced to apologise for a racist slur against the Irish on live television in Britain...READ MORE

Daley Thompson



US senator Edward Kennedy, second from left, gives a thumbs up as he walks out of Massachusetts General Hospital with his family. Photograph: Brian Snyder/ReutersKennedy family feud rages over Ted Kennedy’s memory and legacy institute

Edward Kennedy's two sons and his widow, Vicki Kennedy, are at odds over the late senator's legacy and the handling of the $71 million institute that bears his name...READ MORE





Carolyn Murphy and  Maureen O`Hara at a recent function Maureen O’Hara’s PA Carolyn Murphy hits back at O’Hara family over accusations

Maureen O’Hara’s former long time friend and power-of-attorney lawyer Carolyn Murphy has hit back at the the O’Hara family and advisors. She did so following accusations of mishandling of business and elder abuse...READ MORE




Madonna at the 2012 Super BowlMadonna the prima donna? Superstar has list of demands prior to Dublin gig

Today's top read story in Irish entertainment

When Madonna heads to Dublin next week for her Irish stop in her worldwide MDNA tour, she’ll be bringing a list of specific demands that need to be met in her backstage area at the Aviva Stadium...READ MORE




Paraic CaseyIrishman dies on English channel swim as wife watches from support boat

A shocked wife looked on from a boat as her husband suffered a fatal heart attack less than a mile from the shore as he took part in a cross-channel swim from England to France...READ MORE


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