Today's top Irish news stories:

Irish masseuse Emma O’Reilly rejects attempted apology from Lance Armstrong -VIDEO

Emma O’Reilly, the Irishwoman at the heart of the Lance Armstrong story, has rejected the American drug cheat’s attempts at an apology...READ MORE


‘Pog mo thoin’-- executed Boston murderer gives his last words in Gaelic

Convicted murderer Robert Gleason, Jr, killed two fellow inmates to ensure his execution in Virginia and requested the electric chair...READ MORE


Irish American mother arrested - children found covered in urine and feces

A Florida mother-of-three was arrested on Monday night for child neglect, after authorities discovered her children were living in squalor...READ MORE


Stephen McFaul, Irishman held in Algeria kidnapping, had explosives tied to his neck

The Irishman who was among those reportedly being held hostage at the In Amenas oil-field in Algeria on Wednesday is said to be out of harm’s way now and “safe and well.”..READ MORE


Applicants for U.S. ambassador job to Ireland 'lining up out the door'

Washington lawyer and Irish American activist Mark Tuohey is still favorite as next Ambassador to Ireland. Tuohey was rated the hot favorite in a Washington Post article this week...READ MORE


The whistleblower Armstrong's US Postal team masseuse, Emma O'Reilly (left)