Today's top Irish news stories:

Record numbers as 40,000 young Irish emigrate to Australia

More Irish people than ever are making Australia their home, according to figures from Australia's Department of Immigration and Citizenship. ABC News in Australia reports that 40,000 Irish people moved to the country in 2011 and 2012, with 5,000 settling permanently, as Ireland's economy struggles to recover….READ MORE


Family of Aisling McCarthy Brady accused in Boston child death hold fundraiser

The family of Aisling McCarthy Brady is asking for help from the community and hosting a fundraiser on September 14 as she awaits trial in the death of a toddler in her care. The money will go towards covering her legal costs…READ MORE


FBI most wanted pornographer Eric Eoin Marques lived a quiet life

Living and working in isolation in his father's one-bedroom flat in the corner of Dublin's Mountjoy Square, Eric Eoin Marques allegedly became the biggest dealer of child abuse images in the world…READ MORE


Cork man recovers at home after vicious attack in Boston

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


Tributes paid to Famine’s 4,000 destitute Irish girls sent to Australia

An Irish government minister has paid tribute to the 4,000 destitute women forced to flee to Australia due to the Famine…READ MORE


A record number of Irish emigrate to Australia as "brain drain" continuesThe Irish Times