Today's Irish news roundup


Today's top Irish news stories:

Member of the public among the crowds burns the front page of the Evening Standard newspaper announcing Margaret Thatcher's death.







Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness urges people to stop celebrating Margaret Thatcher's death

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness called for an end to republicans organizing parties to celebrate Margaret Thatcher’s death...READ MORE


Over 40s Irish singles night drew a great crowd at the New York Irish Center







Looking for love at the over-40s Irish singles night in New York

Oiche Chairde (Night of Friends) is what was advertised and Oiche Chairde is what was delivered, as the first ever Over 40 Irish Singles Night drew a great crowd at the New York Irish Center on Saturday night...READ MORE


Josephine Fanning was killed when a four-year-old shot a single round, killing her in front of her Tennessee sheriff’s deputy husband at a family gathering.Tragedy as wife of Irish American cop shot by four year old - VIDEOS

A four-year-old shot a single round, killing the wife of a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy at a family gathering.

Wilson County Deputy Daniel Fanning was showing his guns to a relative in his bedroom at his Lebanon home on Saturday...READ MORE



Rose Lynch (right) admitted to the murder of David Darcy at the Dublin Circuit CourtLimerick woman shouts “tiocfaidh ar la,” pleads guilty to IRA murder of father-of-two

A Limerick woman gave a clenched fist salute and exclaimed “Mná na hÉireann, tiocfaidh ár lá” (“Women of Ireland, our day will come”) as she was led away having pleaded guilty to the murder of a father-of-two...READ MORE



US Ambassador to Ireland Thomas Foley briefed Irish Justice Minister Dermot Ahern and other senior officials from his department on possible terrorist threats, screening a presentation entitled 'StemmWikileaks show US concern over Ireland’s “complacency” in dealing with terrorists

The Bush administration were concerned that Ireland was exhibiting 'a dollop of complacency' about the efforts to pursue alleged terrorists, the latest batch of documents from Wikileaks reveals...READ MORE