Today's top Irish  news stories: 

Seamus Heaney Nobel Prize winner dies aged 74 (VIDEOS)

Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney  has died, at age 74, at the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin. He had won the Nobel Prize in 1995...READ MORE


Teen “Slane girl” makes sexual assault complaint

Police have launched an investigation into assault allegations made by a teen girl who was captured on video performing a sex act during the Eminem concert at Slane Castle in early August...READ MORE


Niall O’Dowd: The trouble with Christine Quinn’s strange run for New York mayor

Christine Quinn must be wondering what she needs to do to get some love from New York City voters in the mayoral election. TheIrish American legislator was hot favorite and front-runner for much of the contest...READ MORE


1,300-year-old medieval monastery discovered in Donegal of major national importance

Archaeologists have described their latest find of a medieval monastic enclosure at Drumholm, near Ballintra, Co Donegal as being of major national importance...READ MORE


89,000 left Ireland in year to April 2013, 6 percent left for United States

A person emigrates from Ireland every six minutes according to new figures released by the Central Statistics Office...READ MORE


Séamus Heaney at Áras an Uachtaráin for the filming of the programme "Glaoch – The President’s Call" to be broadcast on RTÉ. On St. Patrick’s Day 2012RTE