Today's Irish news roundup


Today's top Irish news stories: 

Tánaiste  Eamon Gilmore presents an Irish Heritage certificate to Tom Cruise whose Irish-Norman family traces back 800 yrs - VIDEO  CREDIT: @dfatirl







Tom Cruise presented with Certificate of Irish Heritage - ancestry dates back to Strongbow era

Tom Cruise was presented with an Irish heritage certificate yesterday at an official Government ceremony to celebrate his ancestry...READ MORE








Is Senator Marco Rubio now trying to kill immigration reform after first supporting it?

Is Marco Rubio gagging on immigration reform? The Florida senator has been attacked in a Washington Post editorial for sitting on the fence and in Newsweek on line for “cowardice.”..READ MORE


Archbishop Desmond Tutu is due to visit Ballina on May 11, the hometown of former president Mary Robinson, to support the proposed Mary Robinson Centre in West of Ireland town.Mayo politician says Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Irish visit makes his ‘blood boil’

An Irish politician has criticized the forthcoming visit of Nobel prize-winning Archbishop Desmond Tutu to Co. Mayo...READ MORE





Irish American "Saturday Night Live" vet, Jimmy Fallon, set to take over from Jay Leno on icon "Tonight Show"Irish American star Jimmy Fallon to replace Jay Leno as host of 'The Tonight Show' - VIDEO

As of spring 2014 Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show”.

On Wednesday NBC released statement in which Leno graciously congratulated the Irish American “Saturday Night Live” veteran...READ MORE



Irish student Nicola Furlong murdered in Japan. No appeal for American musician sentenced to ten years for Irish student’s Tokyo murder

Perhaps a small silver lining has emerged to what has been a dark cloud over the family of deceased Irish exchange student Nicola Furlong who was brutally strangled to death in Japan last year on May 24th...READ MORE