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Irish American mayor slammed for granting a license to a Paddy Wagon pub. Leader of a local Irish heritage organization is calling "denigrating" to the Irish. Photo by: Facebook

Today's Irish news roundup

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Irish American mayor slammed for granting a license to a Paddy Wagon pub. Leader of a local Irish heritage organization is calling "denigrating" to the Irish. Photo by: Facebook

Today's top Irish newsstories:

"Paddywagon" name for pub leads to appeal to Tampa mayor to shut it

 

Tampa, Fl Mayor Bob Buckhorn, an Irish American, has been criticized for granting a license to a new pub with a name that the leader of a local Irish heritage organization is calling "denigrating" to the Irish…READ MORE

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David McCourt, another 9/11 victim, passes after unbearable grief
 

David McCourt’s life ended on the day the hijacked planes crashed and killed so many at the World Trade Center. Though he was not on board his beautiful wife and daughter were on the United flight that crashed…READ MORE
 


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Penn State's mascot gets the crowds going. Penn State and the University of Central Florida plan to open the 2014 college football season in Dublin, Ireland.Penn State and UCF to attract sell-out crowd to Croke Park for 2014 fixture

Top coach George O’Leary has urged the NFL to follow college football’s lead and play a major game in Dublin. O’Leary made the remarks at the announcement that his University of Central Florida side will play Penn State in the Irish capital next year…READ MORE

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Life-sized statue of Pope Francis I has been removed from Buenos Aires dioceses grounds at the Pontiff's requestPope asks statue in Buenos Aires be removed not wishing to be a celebrity

Pope Francis I has ordered the removal of a life-sized statue of him erected in the gardens of the Cathedral in Buenos Aires. Upon hearing about the statue the Pontiff got on the phone to his former diocese and asked that it be removed immediately reported the Argentine website, Clarin.com...READ MORE

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Dr. Geoffrey ShannonIrish government report recommends cyberbullying to become a criminal act

A report compiled by Dr. Geoffrey Shannon, the Government’s special rapporteur on child protection, has recommended that cyberbullying be classified as a criminal offense in Ireland…READ MORE

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