Today's Irish news roundup

Newlyweds Kelly and Patrick Howard with former US President Bill Clinton at the Castlemartyr Resort in east Cork

The most famous wedding crasher in history - Bill Clinton crashes County Cork wedding

Perhaps the most famous wedding crasher in history, former President Bill Clinton showed up an Irish wedding last weekend to help one Irish-American couple celebrate their big day...READ MORE


Largest ever stash of ancient Celtic coins discovered in Channel Islands

A group of amateur treasure hunters have unearthed millions of dollars worth of ancient Celtic coins on the Channel Island of Jersey...READ MORE


New information on Vice President Joe Biden’s Irish roots uncovered

The staff of Vice President Joe Biden have unearthed new information about his Irish roots with an eye to a trip there soon after the election...READ MORE


Rare photo shows Queen Elizabeth receiving a bottle of illegal poitin in Ireland

Just last year Queen Elizabeth raised some eyebrows while visiting Dublin by turning down a pint of Guinness at the St James’ Gate but it seems she’ll accept poitín. A rare photo shows Princess Elizabeth in 1946 examining a poitín still created by trainee policemen...READ MORE


West's Awake: The Irish genetics of weight - catching up with the obese in the United States

"I often saw more flesh on a cudgel after a tinkers' fight than you'll see being carried on the whole of the McGullion family winter or summer," was a remark from a sharp-tongued neighbor I remember hearing in our kitchen as a boy...READ MORE