Today's top Irish news stories:

Police in Boston appeal for witnesses after vicious assault of Cork man

Boston police are appealing for witnesses to the brutal assault that took place in the early hours of Sunday morning, August 18th, on Irishman Gary Halpin (33) in the Dorchester section of Boston…READ MORE


$10K dropped over Delaware Irish pub as part of patron’s final wishes (VIDEO)

As part of his final wishes a resident of Lewes, Delaware, arranged to have $10,000 dropped from a helicopter into the carpark of Irish Eyes pub and the Angler’s Marina…READ MORE


New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan places U.S. nuns in Ireland

Cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York, the most influential member of the Catholic Church in the U.S., was the driving force behind the creation of a new convent in Drogheda, Co. Louth, complete with four American nuns…READ MORE


Texas Rose Haley O’Sullivan wins 2013 Rose of Tralee contest (VIDEO)

A 25-year-old Dallas, Texas native, Haley O’Sullivan, who plays gaelic football with her team in Dallas, has been crowned the 2013 Rose of Tralee beating out 31 other contestants…READ MORE


'Celtic Curse' blood finally cleared for hospital transfusions in Ireland

Thousands of people who suffer from a blood condition known as the ‘Celtic Curse’ will now be able to able to donate blood for the first time…READ MORE


Assault victim Gary HalpinIrish Emigrant staff