Today's top Irish news stories:

Multiculturalism comes to Ireland and the country is better for it

Lucan, Ireland:  Multiculturalism is alive and well in Ireland and indeed, thriving.

That is bad news for many...READ MORE


'Stolen: Escape from Syria' explores how an Irish woman fled with daughter from violent ex-husband

It's the stuff of nightmares. One afternoon last September Dublin woman Louise Monaghan, 36, discovered that her Syrian ex-husband had forcibly abducted her six-year old daughter May from their prosperous home and had taken off with her to the strife-torn nation, vowing never to return...READ MORE


Record number of vacations to Ireland this year as The Gathering numbers add up

Tourism Ireland’s ‘The Gathering’ initiative is paying off as statistics from the first three months of 2013 indicate a 7.3 percent growth in overseas visitors to Ireland compared to 2012...READ MORE


Former Playboy Playmate Colleen Shannon pleads guilty to immigrant smuggling

Colleen Shannon, a former Playboy centerfold model, has pled guilty to charges that she helped smuggle her Canadian boyfriend Robert Skojo into the US through upstate New York...READ MORE


Feds find possible human remains at NY home of ‘Goodfellas’ Irish American mobster

Federal investigators have found human remains in a Queens, New York house that could be connected to James Burke, a Lucchese crime family associate known as "Jimmy the Gent."..READ MORE