Today's Irish news roundup


Today's top Irish news stories:

370,000 babies were born yesterday, 29,000 will die before age 5

No, the Messiah was not born yesterday, contrary to what you might have been thinking such was the media hype...READ MORE


Descendants of orphaned famine emigrants in tears as they return to Ireland

It was an emotional sort of homecoming as ancestors of those who fled Ireland in the Famine returned at the weekend as part of the Gathering festivities...READ MORE


 A huge basking shark (pictured) joined a kayaker while he was fishing along the coast of Donegal last ThursdayHuge basking shark swims with kayaker off Donegal (VIDEO)

An Irish kayaker captured rare footage when a huge basking shark joined him while he was fishing off the coast of Donegal...READ MORE




Italian Doctor Daniel Volpe has discovered that Irish dancing has a positive effect on patients suffering from Parkinson's diseaseItalian doctor to present research on Irish set dancing as remedy for Parkinson's

An Italian Doctor’s chance discovery of the therapeutic effects of Irish set dancing in the treatment of Parkinson's disease will be the subject of an international Gathering event in Co. Clare next month...READ MORE




A former Aer Lingus pilot super glued 16 ATMs in protest of banking practices in IrelandFormer pilot glued cash machines after row with Ulster Bank over mortgage payments

A retired pilot has apologized after he was convicted of gluing up ATMs in a bitter row with his bank over mortgage payment increases...READ MORE