Today's top Irish news stories:

Top Election 2012 story:

Niall O'Dowd: Meeting Romney and Obama on their New York ceasefire night

An amazing sight awaited down a long corridor on the second floor of the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York, past a dark screen and several alert secret service agents and then into a large meeting room...READ MORE


Top offbeat story:

FAIL! Is this the funniest video in years? -- The iceman cometh and falleth on his butt

This poor German diver  got more than he bargained for when he decided to take a winter swim...READ MORE


Top Irish dating story:

Top ten things I didn’t like about Irishmen in Ireland

Clare has spent the last nine months as an exchange student in Ireland.

Here are her thoughts as she finishes up her year in the Emerald Isle...READ MORE


Top celebrity gossip story:

Megan Fox and Brian Austin Green reveal baby son’s name is Noah

The 'Transformers' actress and her husband Brian Austin Green became parents last month, but have waited until Wednesday to reveal their first son together to the world...READ MORE


Top New York news story:

Ray Kelly praises the NYPD and says ‘terror threat will be with us for a long time’ – VIDEO

NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly has said that New York City continues to be a target for terrorists in the wake of the attempted attack of the Federal Reserve Bank in Lower Manhattan...READ MORE