Today's Irish news roundup


Today's Irish news stories:

A MIT police officer, Sean Collier, (right) was shot dead last night and Boston bombing victim Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev (19) is on the run







Sean Collier, MIT police officer killed in campus shooting - manhunt continues for Boston bomber - VIDEO

Boston city is in lockdown as a massive manhunt is now under way to find the teenage suspect wanted for Monday’s bombing that killed three and injured more than 170 people.

The police have identified the suspects as Chechen brothers Tamerlan Tsarnaev (26) and Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev (19)...READ MORE

Visitor our Irish in Boston page for all updates.


A tearful Aisling McCarthy Brady appeared, handcuffed, in court on Thursday. The Irish nanny will remain in custody charged with the first degree murder of Boston baby Rehma SabirTearful Aisling McCarthy Brady pleads not guilty to murder -'wants to clear her name'

Aisling McCarthy Brady, the Irish nanny charged with first degree murder and assault and battery, pleaded not guilty at Middlesex Superior Court, MA.

The Lavey, County Cavan, native made her tearful plea in court on Thursday afternoon in Woburn...READ MORE



Sunrise co-presenter David Koch Australian TV presenter suggests Boston blast could have 'Irish' link – VIDEO

An Australian TV presenter has been criticized after he insinuated that Irish republicans may be linked to Monday’s bomb blast in Boston, which claimed the lives of three people and injured more than 170...READ MORE




(Boston, MA 04/18/13) Portrait of interview subject Chief Of Boston EMS Jim Hooley (R)  at Boston EMS headquarters on Thursday, April 18 2013 with EMT's Diedre Morris (L)  and Mike Giunta.  Staff photTrue heroes of Boston marathon bombing were the EMT services say experts

he true heroes of the Boston marathon bombing were the EMT services, headed by Boston Emergency Services Chief Jimmy Hooley.

The EMT services got all the victims off the streets outside where the bombs exploded in a record 18 minutes...READ MORE


Fordham Law School Irish Famine Tribunal to examine the responsibility of the British Government, under international law, for the tragic consequences of this period. ‘One million Irish starve to death’ Irish Famine Tribunal convened in New York

The Irish Famine Tribunal, which plans to examine the responsibility of the British government, under international law, for the tragic events of this period of Irish history, will be convened at Fordham Law School this weekend...READ MORE