Today's top Irish news stories:

Fresh scandal for Apple amid claims of drug use at Cork headquarters

American computer giant Apple has been rocked by a drugs scandal at its Cork facility in Ireland. The latest news comes weeks after the company was heavily criticised for failing to pay taxes in Ireland…READ MORE

At 69 Hillary Clinton is too old to be president in 2016 claim top Republicans

Republicans have launched a clear strategy to belittle Hillary Clinton’s Presidential bid on age grounds claims the New York Times. She will be 69 in 2016…READ MORE


Viking gold more than 1,000 years old discovered by treasure hunter in Co. Down

A rare piece of Viking gold dating back more than a thousand years was discovered by an amateur treasure hunter in Co. Down…READ MORE


Thousands attend 30th annual Dublin Gay Pride Parade

Dublin's annual Gay Pride Parade celebrated its 30th year on Saturday. The parade, which attracted large crowds in Dublin's city center, was the culmination of a ten-day festival. The theme for this year's parade was "Live, Love & Be Proud."..READ MORE


New York's Irish ‘Mosaic Man’ gets big boost from online campaign

Known as "Mosaic Man," Jim Power is somewhat of a local celebrity in New York City's East Village. A mosaic artist, he covers lampposts with tiles that represent a moment in history or pay homage to people or agencies, like the New York Fire Department. He has dubbed his series of lampposts the "Mosaic Trail."..READ MORE

Apple Operations International, a subsidiary of Apple Inc, is seen in Hollyhill, Cork, in the south of Ireland May 21, 2013.Reuters