Today's Irish news roundup


Top Irish news stories:

Irish historian Tim Pat Coogan







Tim Pat Coogan book tour canceled after visa refusal

Best selling author and historian Tim Pat Coogan has been forced to cancel a book tour in the U.S. for his new book 'The Famine Plot' about how the British government mishandled the Famine...READ MORE


A major Irish “Day of Action” to help the residents of Rockaway who have been shattered by Hurricane Sandy has been decided upon by the Irish community in conjunction with the Irish government.The Gathering - Irish Day of Action for Rockaways set to give a new meaning to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will take on a whole new meaning this Saturday when buses filled with volunteer Irish community members are scheduled to depart for the heavily Irish Rockaways to assist in a day of action for the Queens island badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy...READ MORE



Rosie O'DonnellRosie O'Donnell opens up about feud with 'Live with Kelly and Michael' host Kelly Ripa - VIDEO

Rosie O’Donnell openly discussed her feud with talk show host Kelly Ripa while filling in for Anderson Cooper on his talk show “Anderson Live”.  The Irish American host was joined by “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star and co host NeNe Leakes...READ MORE



Daniel Day Lewis playing the role of honest Abraham LincolnTop ten reasons to be thankful for special people this Thanksgiving

1. Daniel Day Lewis: Brilliant portrayal of Lincoln will bring America’s greatest president to life for future generations...READ MORE




Dublin airport as seen from the airHero off-duty pilot helps distressed Lufthansa plane making emergency landing at Dublin airport

An off-duty pilot has been hailed as a hero for aiding in the safe emergency landing of a Lufthansa flight travelling from Newark, New Jersey to Frankfurt, Germany. The plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Dublin after the co-pilot fell ill...READ MORE




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