Here's the top Irish newsstories on IrishCentral today:

500,000 Non-Irish nationals now live in Ireland according to 2011 census

The number of non-Irish nationals living in the Republic is now more than half a million, the 2011 Census shows.

The numbers increased by 143 percent between 2002 and 2011, Irish census figures published yesterday show...READ MORE 


Top Election 2010 story:

Even from Galway, Mitt Romney trounced Barack Obama in debate

Very early on Thursday morning, I sprinted to my office in the law school at the National University of Ireland, Galway to watch the previous night’s US presidential debate on my computer..READ MORE 


Sad scenes at funeral of Irish emigrant Jill Meagher in Australia

The husband of Jill Meagher paid a poignant tribute to his wife who was buried in Melbourne today.
Jill, a native of Drogheda, County Louth and emigrant to Australia was raped and murdered when walking home from a local pub two weeks ago...READ MORE 


Top Irish entertainment news:

Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres and Lady Gaga among Forbes highest-paid female stars

Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres and Lady Gaga are among Forbes highest-paid female stars in entertainment. Oprah Winfrey was named as Hollywood's highest-paid female star, once again...READ MORE 


Police raid North Dublin halting site following Real IRA man Alan Ryan’s assassination

Police in Dublin completed a search and arrest operation as part of their ongoing investigation into the gangland killing of Real IRA boss Alan Ryan on Thursday...READ MORE