Today's Irish news roundup


Top Irish news stories:

Cardinal Roger Mahony has been retired from public life following sexual abuse cover up
Cardinal Roger Mahony removed from public life by LA Archbishop Gomez

A Catholic Archbishop has described the efforts of the American church to thwart police investigations into clerical sex abuse as ‘terribly sad and evil’ – after he banned Cardinal Roger M. Mahony from public life…READ MORE


St. Brigid represents the Irish aspect of divine femininity Irish women should follow St. Brigid, not just St. Patrick

St. Brigid is the female equivalent of St. Patrick in Ireland, but there are no parades in her honor, and apart from the St. Brigid's Cross, her name is hardly known. That really should change…READ MORE



Siobhan O'Callaghan Dublin and Kevin McGeever, Swinford / Dublin pictured at the New Year's Eve Gala Dinner in Breaffy House Hotel and Spa, CastlebarMissing businessman has ‘thief’ engraved into his forehead

The missing property developer found wandering on a country road in Leitrim had the word ‘thief’ engraved into his forehead – and claims he was abducted by the Russian mafia…READ MORE



Niall O’Dowd: Ed Koch not popular with many Irish during his career -- Late NY Mayor defended British role in North after Irish trip in 1988

I never had much time for Ed Koch, the mayor of New York from 1978 to 1989. The mayor died today. He was a blusterer who early on in his career stopped listening and began pronouncing and never stopped…READ MORE