Here's the top Irish news stories on IrishCentral today:

Top story on the Election 2012 -

Barack Obama’s presence at Catholic Al Smith dinner is called ‘insulting’

On Thursday, President Barack Obama will attend the annual Al Smith fundraising dinner in New York City. Also in attendance will be Cardinal Dolan, setting the scene for a potential clash, say conservatives...READ MORE


Top celebrity gossip story -

One Direction star gets inked up Irish style - Harry Styles got two new tattoos in Dublin

'The One Direction star - who already has several pieces of body art including a star, the letter A, and a clothes hanger - has revealed he got the words "Things I can" inked on the inside of one arm, and "Things I Can't" on the other...READ MORE


Top Irish news story -

Gay Michael Collins claim in new book is dismissed by family

Members of Michael Collins’ family have strongly dismissed claims by Senator David Norris that the Irish rebel leader was gay...READ MORE


President Michael D Higgins pays tribute to Argentina's Irish diaspora

In his address at a reception in Buenos Aires for Argentina's 500,000-strong Irish community on Saturday, Irish President Michael D Higgins focused on the contributions the Irish had made in creating modern Argentina...READ MORE


Sean Quinn breaks down in tears as 5,000 march in support of his family’s bank battle

Bankrupt billionaire Sean Quinn broke down in tears at the latest rally in support of his family, just days before he faces a High Court appearance...READ MORE