Today's top Irish news stories:

Father of Michaella McCollum Connolly’s co-accused wants girls to plead guilty

The father of the Irish drug mule Michaella McCollum Connolly’s co-accused has pleaded with the women to tell the truth and plead guilty. Billy Reid, whose daughter Melissa is locked up with Co. Tyrone hostess Michaella, 20, has said he doesn’t fully believe the girls story...READ MORE


Jersey Irish blog: Emigrating to Ireland, those big airplanes go both ways

The Jersey girl was fretting about her packing. With friends consulting, while driving her mother and father near daft, she managed two suitcases and one massive carry-on bag in the end…READ MORE


Former U.S. based Enterprise Ireland employee sues over 'Irish bias'

A former Enterprise Ireland employee is suing the government agency claiming it discriminates against American citizens…READ MORE


Family of IRA murder victim Jean McConville to sue police and British government

The family of Jean McConville, the woman abducted, murdered and secretly buried by the IRA more than 40 years ago will sue the Police Force of Northen Ireland (PSNI) and the British government…READ MORE


Fr. Sean Mc Manus chosen for World Peace Awarding Council

Fr. Sean Mc Manus, President of the Capitol Hill-based Irish National Caucus, has been chosen to serve on the World Peace Awarding Council (WPPAC). The Council consists of twelve international and interfaith members…READ MORE


Michaella McCollum Connolly, left, and Melissa Reid, led away for a medical examination ahead of court dateAP