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Today's top Irish news stories:

Archaeologists discover new tomb and passage at Newgrange

Archaeologists have discovered a new passage tomb near Newgrange and want it declared a national monument. The archaeologists led by Kevin Barton discovered the new passage tomb through LiDar imagery, which uses light detection and other “ground probing techniques.”..READ MORE



Pope Francis' senior aide says clerical celibacy is open to discussion

The Vatican’s incoming Secretary of State has said that priestly celibacy is not dogma and is open to discussion, suggesting a significant shift in approach to one of the oldest traditions in the Catholic Church…READ MORE


Famous child therapist Karen Corcoran Walsh charged with child cruelty

Karen Corcoran Walsh, 51, the owner of a well known Fort Lauderdale based teen rehabilitation program was jailed on Thursday on a child cruelty charge…READ MORE


Algerian-born Irish citizen wanted in the U.S. for 'aided terror attack bid'

Ireland’s High Court has heard how Algerian-born Irish citizen Ali Charaf Damache, 48, who is wanted in the United States on international terrorism charges, had planned to go with a group to train in explosives with Al-Qaeda to support terrorist attacks against US and Europe….READ MORE


French gambling company slammed over ad mocking JFK assassination (VIDEO)

A French ad for betting agency PMU, titled ‘You like to bet,’ references the assassination of President John F. Kennedy….READ MORE