Today's top Irish news stories:

Baby dies in horror birth at Belfast hospital as father calls for inquest

A devastated father has called for an inquest into the death of his baby boy, after he witnessed his harrowing birth at Belfast's Royal Victoria Hospital...READ MORE


 A Magdalene Laundry US adoptee who holds no hatred for Irish nuns

With such an Italian last name, Mark Cardosi of Cincinnati, Ohio has a lot of explaining to do when he claims to be Irish...READ MORE


Massive Irish property auction as 18-hole golf course sells for $900,000

A Kildare golf course has sold for just $900,000 at one of the biggest auctions in Ireland. The golf course was one of 150 largely commercial and investment properties that went under the hammer at the Allsop auction at the RDS in Dublin on Tuesday, Dec 10...READ MORE


Cahir O'Doherty: Gay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay bigots

In the last year I was appalled to see how something as simple as baking a cake has become another front in the nation’s ever deepening culture wars...READ MORE


How the Irish celebrate Christmas has changed since the financial collapse

Spending is Ireland, around Christmas is down by 25 percent since 2006, according to a survey carried out by House and Home magazine...READ MORE


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