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

The Paul Ryan American dream -- fleeing famine in Ireland to Vice Presidential ticket

From Irish emigrants during Ireland’s Great Famine to the Republican party’s candidate for the Vice President of the United States, Mitt Romney’s new running mate Paul Ryan’s Irish roots run deep, as his brother Tobin recently explained...READ MORE


Will Rory McIlroy declare for Britain or Ireland in 2016 Olympics? 

Top read story in Irish sport

He is the hottest golfer on the planet, but already the question is being asked; who will Rory McIlroy play for in the 2016 Olympics when golf is included for the first time?..READ MORE


Katie Taylor overcome by emotional return in her hometown of Bray

Top read story in Irish news

Katie Taylor was afforded a welcome befitting an Olympic hero on her return to Bray – and told the people she grew up with her gold medal was theirs to enjoy...READ MORE


New York to Dublin in one hour -- the future of aviation?

A United States military designed scramjet (supersonic combustion ramjet), called the X-51A WaveRider, is set to make history by flying the same distance as a Trans-Atlantic flight, from New York to Dublin, in just one hour...READ MORE


Former president Mary Robinson says Irish are 'angry' and 'hurting'

Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson has said that the nation is angry and hurting as a result of the country’s economic woes...READ MORE

Paul Ryan speaking at an American Ireland Fund event