Today's Irish news roundup


Top Irish news stories:

Angry Irish show their respects for Savita Halappanavar and express their shame at the lack of legislation in Ireland over the past 20 years







Thousands gather to protest in Ireland over death of mother due to abortion denial - VIDEO

Public outcry and further debate has erupted over abortion in Ireland since the death of 17-week pregnant Savita Halappanavar in Galway. The 31-year-old first time mother died of septic shock having suffered a miscarriage. The doctors stated they could not abort her pregnancy due to the current Irish laws...READ MORE


Paddy Nee outside his home on Beach 123rd Street.Fighting Irish spirit emerges as the Rockaways stay strong and united after Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy did her best to destroy the Rockaways, but the island’s fighting Irish spirit has come to the fore as Debbie McGoldrick discovered while meeting with the locals on Sunday...READ MORE




Sister Mary Teresa Grogan Catholic nun stands trial over 63 counts of physical and sexual abuse of children

A Catholic nun has been charged with the “systematic” abuse of seven schoolgirls in the 1970s. Sister Mary Teresa Grogan has denied the 63 counts of indecent assault put to her...READ MORE




President Barack Obama answers a question during a news conference in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Nov. 14.  Carolyn Kaster/APPresident Obama expects immigration reform bill will be introduced in late January - VIDEO

President Obama has stated that he expects to see an immigration reform bill introduced in Congress “very soon” after his inauguration in January. He was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday...READ MORE




 Cardinal Timothy DolanCardinal Timothy Dolan announces US Bishops will not give in on Obama’s birth control plan

President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan has announced that the Church will not comply with Barack Obama’s administration's requirement, that most employers should supply health insurance, including birth control...READ MORE