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

Vice President candidate Paul Ryan bitterly attacked for betraying Irish Catholic principles

The Irish American Democrats (IAD) group has launched a fierce attack on Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan saying he does not represent the Irish Catholic values that he was raised with...READ MORE


Katie Taylor’s dad says gloss has been taken off gold medal by homecoming row

Top read story in Irish sport

Katie Taylor’s father has claimed the row over the Irish Olympic team’s homecoming has taken the gloss off his daughter’s gold medal achievement...READ MORE


Kristen Stewart said to be "very nervous" about Robert Pattinson's appearance tonight on the Daily Show

Top read story in entertainment news

This week Robert Pattinson will be making his first appearances on the television chat show circuit since the Kristen Stewart/Rupert Sanders scandal broke, and Stewart is said to be "very nervous" about it...READ MORE


New evidence in 61-year-old murder of Irish Immigrant in Worcester, Massachusetts

After the murder of newly arrived Irish emigrant Sean Goggin in Worcester in 1951, Police Chief William P. Finneran made a promise to Goggin’s parents that those “responsible for this most dastardly act” would be brought to justice...READ MORE


Rare footage of One Direction’s Niall Horan practicing during 2010 ‘X Factor’ boot camp released - VIDEO

Before he hit it big with One Direction, Niall Horan was just another competitor on the UK version of the ‘X Factor’ back in 2010...READ MORE

GOP's Paul Ryan slammed for going against his Catholic beliefs