Today's top Irish news stories:

Bridge connecting Ireland and Britain that could change lives mooted

A bridge from Ireland to Britain is among the ideas currently under review by engineers in both countries. While bridges are normally cheaper than tunnels, any proposed bridge between the UK and Ireland would have to be incredibly long. The longest sea bridge in the world at 20.2 miles long is the Donghai bridge that links Shanghai to Yangshan in China…READ MORE


Annie Liebovitz and Vogue capture Ireland of ‘The Quiet Man’ (VIDEO)

Famed photographer Annie Leibovitz trains her lens on Ireland in the September issue of Vogue – and the country looks like it is back in the 19th Century…READ  MORE


Michaella McCollum-Connolly's mother speaks of her distress as family plans to travel to Peru

The mother of the Irish woman being held in Peru over drug trafficking charges has spoken of the family’s distress…READ MORE


Child porn Irish suspect faces 30 years to life if extradited to US

The man dubbed “the largest facilitator of child porn on the planet” could spend 30 years to life in prison if he is extradited to the United States…READ MORE


12 U.S. Congressmen visit Irish government to discuss immigration reform

The matter of the estimated 50,000 undocumented Irish living in the United States was discussed by 12 representatives from Congress at Ireland’s government buildings, Leinster House, on Wednesday…READ MORE


A tunnel could provide an alternative to crossing the often choppy Irish SeaCentre for Cross Border Studies