Here's the top Irish news stories on IrishCentral today:

New IRA formed by dissident Republican groups according to statement

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A new IRA is on the cards as three of the four main Republican terrorist groups in Northern Ireland amalgamate...READ MORE


Manhattan Diary: Romneyshambles - Mitt Romney stuns Whitehall and London

Beginning his tour of England by querying the nation's readiness to host the Olympics, Mitt Romney's charm offensive has offended more people than he has charmed...READ MORE


Amy Andrews: One Direction's Niall hosts lively BBQ in London

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One Direction's Niall Horan's nighttime barbecue has won him no new new fans among his London neighbors...READ MORE


Man convicted of raping American tourist arrested in Dublin

Convicted rapist Edward Connors, 19, has been arrested in Dublin after having been on the run from police in Belfast, Northern Ireland...READ MORE


Irish potatoes to be genetically modified for first time ever

An Irish food authority has been granted permission to carry out field trials on a genetically modified potato that could improve resistance to blight...READ MORE

Members of the Real IRA at a ceremony in Londonderry. The dissident republican group has more support than was previously thought, according to a survey. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA