Today's top Irish newsstories:
The body of Stephen Rakes, a key witness in the still ongoing James ‘Whitey’ Bulger trial, was found in Lincoln, Massachusetts on Thursday July 18th. ABC News reports that local authorities are being “tight-lipped” regarding the death. "There was a body found in Lincoln,'' said Stephanie Guyotte, a spokeswoman for the Middlesex County District Attorney's Office. "No further comment at this time."…READ MORE
The Irish approach to their diaspora is “old fashioned and condescending” and needs updating, Notre Dame Professor Kevin Whelan told a panel at the Galway Arts Festival today…READ MORE
A new drug manufactured by the Elan Corporation in Ireland that could be used to treat Down Syndrome and the medical problems that accompany it, will soon be tested by the Down Syndrome Program at Massachusetts General Hospital…READ MORE
The MBTA transit officer who was shot during a showdown with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects has condemned Rolling Stone for placing Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the cover…READ MORE
An Irish father lost three children in a fatal car crash in North Denmark, in which his wife and their newborn son survived…READ MORE
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