Today's Irish news roundup


Top Irish news stories:

Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung principal of Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown died trying to save her students






School principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung died a hero saving her kids

Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung was killed at Sandy Hook elementary school last Friday morning while attempting to stop Adam Lanza, the gunman who murdered 26 people, including 20 children aged six and seven...READ MORE


Edward M. Kennedy JrTeddy Kennedy Junior set to contest Senate election in major boost for Democrats

Edward M. Kennedy Jr is ready to follow his late father into the Senate according to reports in Massachusetts...READ MORE




Newtown, CT, comes to grips with the horror that 26 people were gunned down at Sandy Hook ElementaryConnecticut’s Governor Malloy breaks down recalling how he told parents their children were dead

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has revealed how he was reduced to tears as he told Newtown parents their children had died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre...READ MORE




Dublin's Israeli Embassy posts derogatory Christmas comment about Palestinians on Facebook

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin has apologized after it posted a derogatory message on their Facebook wall for the holiday season on Monday...READ MORE




Shannon Gallagher's funeral, taking place at the same Church where her sister, Erin's funeral took place six weeks agoAfter double daughter suicide mother pleads with Irish youth – “suicide is not the answer”

This weekend Lorraine Gallagher buried her daughter Shannon (15) who committed suicide six months after her younger sister Erin (12) also took her life, after a suspected campaign of cyber bullying. The 36-year-old Donegal mother has pleaded with the youth of Ireland, saying “suicide is not the answer.”..READ MORE