Today's Irish news roundup, September 5th 2013


Today's top Irish  news stories:

Che Guevara mural removed from Irish seaside town after American tourists complain

A mural of Argentine Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara in Co. Clare has been removed after U.S. tourists complained. American tourists reportedly left the seaside town of Kilkee after they saw the mural, the Irish Independent reports…READ MORE



Fake storefronts draw tourists to Irish town of Bushmills

Traders in a recession-blighted Irish town have found a novel way to breathe new life into their businesses - with colorful fake shopfronts…READ MORE



Founding member of the Association of Catholic Priests Father Brendan HobanLeading cleric questions Papal Nuncio’s right to choose Irish bishops

Founding member of the Association of Catholic Priests Father Brendan Hoban has criticized Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown’s role in the appointment of five new bishops in Ireland.  Brown is a New Yorker and Notre Dame graduate…READ MORE



Members of the GAA eager to help the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform at the NACB Finals in Cleveland. ILIR reaches out to 17 states at National GAA event in Cleveland

The GAA fans at the North American County Board (NACB) Finals welcomed the volunteers of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform (ILIR) as at least 8,000 from 17 states across the United States descended on Cleveland for the weekend…READ MORE


Research from Kantar Worldpanel shows that the Irish also spent big this summer with $2.6 million spent on sausagesIrish spent $2.6 million on sausages during hottest summer in seven years

Met Eireann, Ireland’s meteorological authority, has confirmed that this summer was the best the country has seen in seven years, which meant a lot of sausages on the BBQ…READ MORE