Today's Irish news roundup


Top Irish news stories today: 







Cahir O'Doherty: Republican Party rushing headlong toward irrelevance

It seems that there is no crisis so deep, no consequence so dire, that the modern Republican Party won't rush headlong toward it in order to heroically prevent the rich people who bankroll them from spending a penny more on taxes...READ MORE


The Catholic population in Northern Ireland is now just three percentage points behind the number of Protestants in the province.







Poll of U.S. Catholics shows deep disconnect with their bishops, Vatican

Seven out of ten Catholics in the U.S. believe the next pope should let priests marry, allow women to become priests, and allow birth control...READ MORE


Niall O'Dowd: Phoebe Prince was not bullied to death, claims author in new book

The tragic January 14, 2010 death of Irish teenager Phoebe Prince does not qualify as ‘bullycide’ according to a controversial new book on the subject by author Emily Bazelon...READ MORE




Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley says new Pope must deal with bishops who protected abusive priests

Archbishop of Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley has said the next pope must deal with Bishops who allowed abusive priests to remain in ministry...READ MORE




The accused Gilbert ValleProsecution rests as jury shown gruesome images at NY cop cannibalism-plot trial

The prosecution rested its case on Monday in the case of NYPD officer Gilberto Valle, dubbed the "cannibal cop" after jurors were shown graphic images and a video of women being tortured and eaten alive...READ MORE