Today's top Irish news stories:

Gerry Adams says Irish Republic was hijacked by elites after partition

Fein leader Gerry Adams had told the McGill Summer School in Donegal that in Ireland, “Almost 100 years ago partition created two conservative states ruled in their narrow self-interests by two conservative elites."…READ MORE


Irish-born Samantha Power confirmed as U.S. Ambassador to UN

Newly-appointed U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power has been hailed by President Barack Obama as “one of our country’s leading foreign policy thinkers”…READ MORE


Sanjeev Chada charged with double murder as funeral held for young sons

The father of two young boys found dead in the trunk of a car told gardai he was “sorry” after being charged with their murder…READ MORE


Manhattanite who spat at flight attendant avoids jail

A New York woman spat at a flight attendant on board a transatlantic flight after her demands for alcohol were turned down, an Irish court has heard…READ MORE


Former head of U.S. nuns group wants Pope Francis to consider women priests

Mercy Sr. Theresa Kane, the former head of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR), has called upon Pope Francis to consider permitting women to be ordained as priests…READ MORE