Today's Irish news roundup, Wednesday July 31st 2013

Courtney Hardy photographed with her father, Emmanuel Cullen and her half-brothers in Belfast

Today's top Irish news stories:

Irishman tracked down by his American daughter he never knew existed

A woman from Sacramento, California, began tracking down her Irish father when a biology lesson in high school made her realize she was not genetically related to her parents…READ MORE


Two potential U.S. ambassadors did not pass background checks say sources

It is believed that two potential ambassadors to Ireland from the Obama administration either failed the tough background checks or decided not to go through with them, leading to a very long vacancy…READ MORE


The bodies were discovered after a car crashed into a wall near Co MayoShocked Mayo locals describe finding bodies of two young boys in car

Local Mayo people who came upon the scene where a distraught father Sanjeev Chada, 43, had crashed his car on a remote road near Westport, found the bodies of his two sons in the trunk of the car…READ MORE



CNN host Don LemonDon Lemon says Bill O’Reilly didn’t go far enough on African Americans (VIDEO)

Bill O’Reilly has found an unexpected celebrity endorser, CNN host Don Lemon who is African American. Speaking on his “No Talking Points” segment on CNN on Saturday, Lemon discussed the harm inflicted by some black males on their community, adding that he could broach the controversial subject now that the George Zimmerman trial had concluded and the jury has spoken…READ MORE


Patrick NeeConnemara mobster Patrick Nee won’t testify in James 'Whitey' Bulger’s trial

Self-described former criminal and Galway born Irish mobster Patrick Nee won't testify  in the ongoing trial of James "Whitey" Bulger despite being called by Bulger's defense team…READ MORE