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

Clip of Irish President Michael D Higgins slamming US Tea Party politics goes viral – AUDIO

A YouTube clip of Irish President Michael D Higgins slamming right wing conservatives in the US has become a viral hit...READ MORE


Germans to Ireland – Drop dead when it comes to debt relief

Top read story in news from Ireland

The man in charge of Germany’s finances has told Ireland’s taxpayers to forget about any bank debt burden relief in October...READ MORE


Sean O'Shea: Why I prefer Padraig Harrington, a proud Irishman, to Rory McIlroy

Top read story in sports blogs

It was good to see the Irish flag fly highest at Bethpage Black on Long Island this Thursday as Padraig Harrington led the field with a smashing 7 under par...READ MORE


Manhattan Diary: An inconvenient truth: Romney-Ryan's radical right agenda exposed

The look of irritation on Paul Ryan's face this week as he was confronted over his own radical anti-abortion views was quite instructive...READ MORE


US based preacher who heals by punching and kicking banned from Northern Ireland – VIDEO

A Canadian US-based preacher, who claims to have cured cancer by kicking his followers in the face and stomach, has been banned from Northern Ireland and the rest of the UK...READ MORE