Here's the top Irish news stories on IrishCentral today:

Real IRA leader is shot dead in broad daylight in Dublin attack

The leader of the Real IRA has been gunned down and murdered in cold blood in Dublin in a vicious Republican feud...READ MORE

Top story in Irish news.


Romantic Notre Dame fan ditches Irish/Navy game to propose to girlfriend in Connemara

A Notre Dame fan from Texas brought his girlfriend to Ireland’s most romantic castle, Kylemore Abbey, in Connemara, Galway, to propose to her, instead of attending Saturday’s Emerald Isle Classic at the Aviva Stadium...READ MORE

Top story on Irish vacations.


Shannon Woodward denies that she’s dating Robert Pattinson – who split from Kristen Stewart after affair

Not only has Shannon Woodward denied that she’s dating Robert Pattinson she has said she’s not even interested…shock, horror!!...READ MORE

 Top story in celebrity gossip


Russell Crowe had to be picked up by coastguards after getting lost kayaking

The 48-year-old actor and a friend were stranded when they lost their way in the waters off New York's Long Island and had to be ferried to a harbor by a rescue boat...READ MORE


News from Ireland - news from around the 32 counties

ANTRIM - As hundreds of athletes from across the globe joined together to mark the opening of the 2012 Paralympic Games last Wednesday, three members of the Jordanian team were noticeably missing from the celebrations...READ MORE