Today's Irish news roundup, October 9th, 2013


Today's top Irish news stories:

Book reveals the true story behind “The Exorcist” and the real Catholic priest (VIDEOS)

A special blu-ray edition of the hit horror film The Exorcist is coming out on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the film based on a novel of the same name by Peter Blatty who was inspired by real events…READ MORE


Irish American Congressman Joe Crowley arrested at pro-immigration rally in Washington D.C

New York Congressman Joe Crowley, Co-Chair of the Friends of Ireland group in Congress, was arrested at an immigration rally in Washington on Tuesday evening…READ MORE



Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams blameless in brother’s incest case conviction

Aine Adams, niece to Gerry Adams, was horrifically abused by Liam Adams, brother to Gerry Adams, when she was still a toddler. Liam Adams was found guilty of the abuse by a court in Northern Ireland last week…READ MORE


The "White Widow" Samantha Lewthwaite, born in County Down, believed to have been involved in the Al Shabaab attack on the Westgate shopping center in NairobiNavy SEALs raids in Somalia reveal White Widow at center of Al-Shabaab terror attacks

Documents leaked from Kenya’s National Intelligence Service (NIS) say Abdulkadir Mohamed Abdulkadir was the “high value target” who the US Navy SEALS were aiming to target in Somalia. It is alleged that he was behind the bomb plot in Kenya which involved Samantha Lewthwaite, the County Down-born “White Widow.”…READ MORE


The Shankill bomber, IRA member Thomas Begley, killed 9 and injured 50 peopleSinn Fein defends decision to commemorate IRA bomber who killed nine