Today's Irish news roundup


Today's top Irish news stories:

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents -  Irish Pastoral Center says raids causing great fear in the Irish community








Boston immigration raids round up several Irish workers in sweep

On Wednesday April 10th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted what appears to have been an orchestrated raid in Massachusetts, taking into ICE custody a number of Irish immigrants...READ MORE


 Ryan Murphy and Christine Quinn top the Irish list for the OUT Power List 2013








Irish Americans hailed in Power 50, most powerful gay people in US

Influential gay Irish Americans have once again be noted for their contribution to society in OUT  Magazine’s  7th annual ‘Power List’...READ MORE


Martin O'Malley Governor of MarylandIrish American Maryland Gov Martin O’Malley institutes a tax on citizens for rainfall on property

Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley came under attack yesterday from conservative website, who are claiming his plan to combat state pollution is in fact a new tax for the amount of rain that falls on a property...READ MORE



San Patrick’s church in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In what became known as the San Patricio Massacre, gunmen believed to be from a military unit stormed into the church after midnight on July 4, 1976, aPope Francis launches sainthood case for three Argentine priests with Irish connections

Before taking his position in the Vatican as Pope Francis I, the Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio recommended three Argentine priests, who were shot by the police in 1976, to be promoted as saints...READ MORE




Irish American Martin Walsh plans to run for mayor of BostonSon of Irish immigrants Martin Walsh announces run for mayor of Boston

Martin Walsh, the son of Irish immigrants who hail from Connemara in Galway, has announced that he is going to run for Mayor of Boston...READ MORE