Today's Irish news roundup, August 14th, 2013

James 'Whitey' Bulger

Today's top Irish news stories:

'Whitey' Bulger expresses regrets about murders (VIDEO)

Convicted mob bossJames "Whitey" Bulger was found guilty of 11 of 19 murder charges this Monday. Bulger's attorney J.W. Carney Jr. spoke about his client's feeling of regret, and his sympathetic views for the families of the victims…READ MORE


Niall O’Dowd: No angel just a very good priest, Father Patrick Dowling (VIDEO)

Watch the accompanying video (about eight minutes long) of Kilkenny-born Father Patrick Dowling, the “miracle priest” who showed up at a bad accident in Missouri…READ MORE


Erin and Shannon Gallagher - as close as sisters could beDonegal mother whose daughters committed suicide calls for closure of

The mother of Erin and Shannon Gallagher has called for the controversial website to be shut down. Her daughters, aged 13 and 15, committed suicide last year.  Lorraine Gallagher, from Donegal, spoke to Channel 4 News following the recent death of 14-year-old Hannah Smith in Britain. The teenager was found dead on August 2. She committed suicide due to bullying on…READ MORE


Fr. Patrick Peyton pictured with Pope John Paul IIMayo ‘Rosary Priest’ could be dubbed saint by Vatican

Father Patrick Peyton, an Irish priest originally from County Mayo, could soon be on the road to sainthood thanks to a miraculous cure attributed to him…READ MORE




New York Police Department Commissioner, Irish American, Ray KellyNY Police Commissioner Ray Kelly calls stop-and-frisk decision 'disturbing and offensive

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly warned that the streets of New York may become a more dangerous place after a federal judge ruled the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program unconstitutional on Monday…READ MORE