Today's Irish news roundup

Senator Chuck Schumer speaks to reporters following a vote on the immigration bill on June 27, 2013, in Washington, DC

Today's top Irish news stories:

U.S. Senate passes landmark immigration bill that could put 50,000 Irish on path to citizenship - VIDEO

The estimated 50,000 undocumented Irish people living here came closer than they have for decades to a path to citizenship yesterday when the U.S. Senate gave final approval to a 1,200-page bill that promises to overhaul immigration laws for the first time since 1986…READ MORE


Irish woman dies of flesh eating bug after Florida liposuction surgery

Mary Ryan from Cork, a grandmother and mother of two, died from a massive flesh eating infection after undergoing liposuction in Florida, a coroner’s inquest in Cork heard. She was resident in Florida..READ MORE


The accused Brian Kearins was arraigned in Bronx Criminal Court Bronx high school music teacher Brian Kearins arrested for alleged rape of 16-year-old student

A Bronx high school teacher was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old student…READ MORE



(L-R) Philip, Sheila and Sophie Wood were found dead at the rented apartment in MijasIrish mother and disabled daughter shot dead by her father in Costa del Sol

An Irish mother and her disabled daughter were shot dead in a suspected murder-suicide in Spain. It is understood the family had been living in Spain for ten years…READ MORE


Pictured at the launch of Arthur Guinness Projects, a major new cultural initiative that will champion Ireland's talent and creativity, are Dylan McGrath, Jim McGuinness and Chris O'Dowd who, along wiGuinness launch new cultural initiative with Irish actor Chris O’Dowd and GAA star Jim McGuinness as mentors - VIDEO

Guinness have launched a major new cultural initiative, designed to champion people whose ideas, passion and spirit are enhancing and shaping Irish culture and identity…READ MORE