Top Irish news stories today: 

Government minister calls for investigation after Irish immigration group turn young woman into officials

Irish Minister of State Dinny McGinley will urgently ask Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore for a comprehensive explanation of the actions of the Irish International Immigration Center (IIIC) in Boston, after it was revealed that they turned in an Irish student visa holder to U.S. authorities who were unaware of an alleged violation of her visa...READ MORE


George Moore, philanthropist and leading businessman dies aged 60

Irish businessman and entrepreneur George Moore has passed away suddenly. The 60-year-old Dundalk native who was a leading philanthropist, passed away in the U.S. where he has been resident for many years in Northern Virginia...READ MORE


Cat raising ducklings on Irish farm in mixed-up mama saga - VIDEO

A mixed up cat in County Offaly, about 70 miles from Dublin, has adopted three ducklings and is raising them as her own. In the process she has baffled animal experts...READ MORE


'The Quiet Man' fan buys Cong pub made famous by iconic movie for $386,000

It's a Hollywood star in its own right, and as luck would have it 'The Quiet Man' has just been sold to a fan of the film.

According to the Irish Independent, Pat Cohan's bar in Cong, County Mayo, went on sale at the start of the year and saw a number of bidders from the UK and America...READ MORE


$200,000 raised for Irish fight for immigration reform at Annie Moore Awards in New York

A major push from the Irish American community for comprehensive immigration reform was announced at the New York Athletic club on Thursday night when $200,000 was raised for the fight for reform...READ MORE


Immigration Services officer : Irish government minister asks for investigation after Irish immigration group turn young woman in to officialsJohn Moore/Getty Images/AFP