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Irish American Mark Lennon's body found in the Hudson River Photo by: Handout

Today's Irish news roundup, Monday July 29 2013

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Irish American Mark Lennon's body found in the Hudson River Photo by: Handout

Today's top Irish news stories:

Body found of best man at wedding after speedboat collision

The body of Irish American Mark Lennon has been found – as it emerged that the driver of the speedboat involved in the accident which killed him has a prior drug arrest…READ MORE

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Mary Robinson on the Catholic Church and how her UN position almost caused a breakdown

Former president of Ireland Mary Robinson says she was on the verge of a breakdown when she took on a top role at the United Nations (UN)…READ MORE


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Eviction scene in County Clare - families left without homes after the Great HungerThe Gathering shines new light on post Famine Irish worldwide

The Gathering has shone a  particular light on the question of why do 70 million people around the world regard their identity as Irish – what is such a sense of connection by so many people, including after several generations, all about?  ….READ MORE
 


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Irish scientists believe they have made a major breakthrough in the battle against Crohn’s and other colon diseases.Irish research makes major breakthrough in battle against Crohn’s disease

Irish university researchers have claimed a major breakthrough in the battle against Crohn’s and other colon diseases…READ MORE
 

 


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Tanaiste Eamon GilmoreAgnostic Irish Deputy PM sought legal advice over religious vow

Ireland’s Deputy Prime Minister has taken legal advice on swearing a religious oath when the controversial abortion legislation goes before the country’s Council of State on Monday…READ MORE

 

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