Today's Irish news roundup, October 7th, 2013

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va)

Today's top Irish news stories:

GOP economic policy compared to British one that caused Irish Famine

The Irish famine, in which Britain's "unflinching fidelity to an economic ideology" largely contributed to the historic tragedy, is being used as a warning to the GOP for its unyielding strategy to have Obamacare repealed….READ MORE



Lough Swilly tribute commemorates 'Amazing Grace' author

A new viewing platform at Lough Swilly, near Castle Bridge, Co Donegal, opened on Saturday to commemorate anti-slavery advocate and 'Amazing Grace' author John Newton…READ MORE


Fr Francis Duffy was ordained as Bishop of Ardagh and Clonmacnois on SundayAthlone’s new Bishop prays for the two young girls raped in the town

Ireland’s newest bishop has prayed for the two little girls raped after they were lured away from a birthday party in Athlone last week….READ MORE



  Apple Operations International, a subsidiary of Apple Inc, is seen in Hollyhill, Cork, in the south of Ireland May 21, 2013.  Credit: Reuters/Michael MacSweeneyIreland ranked as fourth largest destination for investment from US companies

Ireland is now ranked as the fourth largest destination for investment from American companies according to figures released in advanced of the Global Irish Economic Forum, in Dublin…READ MORE


Gerry Adams speaking this year at the Sinn Fein Ard Fheis in KillarneyGerry Adams accuses Unionist leaders of colluding with UVF in West Belfast

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has accused Unionists of failing to take a stand against sectarian violence in West Belfast….READ MORE