Today's Irish news roundup


Top Irish news stories:

Nobel prize winning Irish poet Seamus Heaney







Nobel poet Seamus Heaney says there will never be a united Ireland

Nobel Prize for literature winner Seamus Heaney has said there will never be a united Ireland and that Loyalists should be allowed to fly their flag over Belfast City Hall...READ MORE


Irish actor Stephen Rea carries his ex-wife Dolores Price's coffinActor Stephen Rea carries coffin at ex-wife Dolours Price’s Belfast funeral

Hollywood actor Stephen Rea has carried his former wife Dolours Price’s coffin at her Belfast funeral.

But Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams stayed away as Republicans paid their respects to the former IRA hunger striker...READ MORE



New York shocked by racist and offensive graffiti discovered on the World Trade Center's construction siteRacist and sexist slurs found among One World Trade Center graffiti

From racism against the Irish, blacks and South Americans, and misogyny, the graffiti found scrawled in the construction workers toilets at One World Trade Center has shocked New York City...READ MORE




Senator Chuck Schumer believes the US government is on its way to the introduction of immigration reformImmigration reform advocate Chuck Schumer says 2013 year Congress ‘finally gets it done’ - VIDEO

New York Senator Chuck Schumer said he and his fellow Senators who support immigration reform believe 2013 will be the year Congress “finally gets it done.”..READ MORE





Advertisement for The Gathering Ireland 2013 - be part of itThe Gathering effect? Numbers traveling to Ireland from United States soar

From October to December 2012 the number of trips to Ireland from North America increased by 14.2 percent, which is up to 201,300 trips from the same time last year. The Central Statistics Office has just reported the figures...READ MORE