Here's IrishCentral's top read stories in Irish news today:

Ireland’s days as being too expensive for tourists over, Minister for Tourism says — VIDEO

Top read story in news from Ireland

Ireland is no longer a prohibitively expensive tourist destination, according to Irish Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar...READ MORE


The American people have spoken -- they'd take Bill Clinton back in a heartbeat

Former President of the United States Bill Clinton is as popular today as when he was inaugurated in 1993. A new Gallup poll shows that 66 percent of Americans have a favorable view of Irish American Clinton...READ MORE


Niall Horan and One Direction could be set for Olympics closing ceremony

Top read story in entertainment news

Let's face it, Niall Horan doesn't look like the kind of boy who can keep a secret, but his lips are sealed over an exciting rumor that One Direction may perform at the closing of the Olympics...READ MORE


Periscope: Writer Maeve Binchy was truly a one in a million Irish treasure

Top read story in news blogs

When you hear the term national treasure used to refer to someone who has just passed, it is usually exaggeration of the worst kind...READ MORE


Six month sentence for wealthy sex offender outrages family and rape crisis group

There is outrage in women’s rights groups after Dubliner Anthony Lyons (51) was sentenced  to six years in prison, with five-and-a-half years of his sentence suspended...READ MORE

Irish Minister for Tourism Leo Varadkar says Ireland is no longer an expensive vacation destination