Today's top Irish news stories:

Boston immigration raids round up several Irish workers in sweep

On Wednesday April 10th, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted what appears to have been an orchestrated raid in Massachusetts, taking into ICE custody a number of Irish immigrants...READ MORE


Irish Americans hailed in Power 50, most powerful gay people in US

Influential gay Irish Americans have once again be noted for their contribution to society in OUT  Magazine’s  7th annual ‘Power List’...READ MORE


Irish American Maryland Gov Martin O’Malley institutes a tax on citizens for rainfall on property

Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley came under attack yesterday from conservative website, who are claiming his plan to combat state pollution is in fact a new tax for the amount of rain that falls on a property...READ MORE


Pope Francis launches sainthood case for three Argentine priests with Irish connections

Before taking his position in the Vatican as Pope Francis I, the Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio recommended three Argentine priests, who were shot by the police in 1976, to be promoted as saints...READ MORE


Son of Irish immigrants Martin Walsh announces run for mayor of Boston

Martin Walsh, the son of Irish immigrants who hail from Connemara in Galway, has announced that he is going to run for Mayor of Boston...READ MORE


U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents - Irish Pastoral Center says raids causing great fear in the Irish communityAP