Today's top Irish news stories:

First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters tipped for Irish visit in June

First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia are expected to visit Ireland June 17 and 18th while President Obama is at the G8 summit in Enniskillen...READ MORE


Ohio Diocese calls for need for Catholic fidelity after teacher fired for being a lesbian - VIDEO

In the old days religious organizations could fire gay staff without a word of explanation. But suddenly things are changing.

When a Catholic school gym teacher was fired after an anonymous letter claimed she was in a homosexual relationship, the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio found themselves on the defensive this month...READ MORE


Maureen O’Hara files legal papers against her lawyer in ongoing financial wrangle

Irish screen legend Maureen O’Hara has filed court papers against her lawyer in New York as part of an ongoing dispute over her financial affairs...READ MORE


New law to criminalize buying sex to be introduced in Irish parliament

A bill to criminalize the purchase of sex will be introduced to the Irish parliament today. It will target men seeking sex from prostitutes...READ MORE


One World Trade Center’s spire unveiled - NYC skyscraper now tallest building in Western Hemisphere

One World Trade Center in New York City officially became the tallest structure in the Western Hemisphere when its 408-foot spire was placed atop the building on Thursday...READ MORE


President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama walk from the White House with their daughters Sasha Obama, second from left, and Malia Obama, right, on their way through Lafayette Park to St. Jo