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

Prince William and Kate Middleton expected to visit Ireland after Enda Kenny invitation

Ireland’s leader Enda Kenny informally invited the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to visit Ireland last week when they were introduced at the pre-Olympic reception at Buckingham Palace...READ MORE


Promotion of “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn” goes ahead despite Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart split

Top read story in entertainment news

Breaking up is hard to do when you've signed a multimillion dollar contract, just ask troubled lovebirds Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart...READ MORE


GOP Irish congressman compares Obamacare to Pearl Harbor and 9/11

An Irish American Republican congressman Rep. Mike Kelly has compared Obama care to Pearl Harbor and 9/11. He specifically targeted the section dealing with birth control plans and Catholic opposition to them...READ MORE


Periscope: Why basketball should be banned from the next Olympics after US crushed Nigeria

Top read story in news blogs

The US basketball team smashed Nigeria 156 to 73 or was it 6,784 to 2? Who cares?...READ MORE


Irish schoolgirl who overdosed on lecturer’s ecstasy begged friends not to call ambulance

A 15-year-old schoolgirl who died of an Ecstasy overdose, found the pills at a lecturer's home...READ MORE

Kate Middleton and Prince William cheer on the Great Britain team at the London Olympics