Defense attorney Melinda Thompson addresses Judge Michele Hogan. Inset Aisling McCarthy Brady.Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff

Today's top Irish news stories:

Boston Irish nanny lawyers ask for dismissal of first degree murder charges

Lawyers for Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady are accusing prosecutors of acting unethically in the case and have asked a judge in Boston to dismiss first degree murder charges…READ MORE



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Belfast mayor flees Loyalist mob under police protection

Belfast's Mayor, Sinn Fein’s Máirtín Ó Muilleoir, received a police escort away from angry Loyalist protesters at the reopening of a park in the unionist Woodvale area of the city…READ MORE
 


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Young Irish immigrant who planned to join U.S. army dies in Florida road accident

A young Irish man who was soon to enlist in the U.S. army has died following a single car collision in Florida…READ MORE

 



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God and religion replaced by possessions by 2041 says Irish biopsychologist

A leading Irish biopsychologist believes that despite the larger birthrate among religious groups atheists will dominate the world by 2041…READ MORE
 


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Rose of Tralee contestants to visit Northern Ireland for first time in a decade

The Antrim Rose, Jean Daly and the Derry Rose, Gemma Blair, will roll out the red carpet for the 32 International Roses when they visit their respective home counties on Tuesday 13th August…READ MORE

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