Today's top Irish news stories:

She taught Bin Laden English and remembers him as a perfect student

Osama Bin Laden was the perfect student and a gentleman – says the Irishwoman who taught the world’s most notorious terrorist English.

Cork-born Breda O’Brien had outlined her experiences working with Bin Laden to the Irish Sun newspaper...READ MORE


"Suspended Coffee" is spreading across Ireland - but what is it?

Just like random acts of kindness, crowdfunding and paying it forward, "suspended coffee" is a small and cheap way of making a difference in the lives of other people.

The latest good deed fad began in Italy, grew in popularity throughout 2011, and spread to Ireland earlier this year...READ MORE


Boston victim Ryan C McMahon is "ecstatic" bombing suspect was caught, her mother says

Ryan C McMahon, who suffered a fractured vertebrae and two broken arms in the panic that followed the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, was "ecstatic" about the suspects capture on Friday, said her mother...READ MORE


Ireland’s Cardinal elect Eamon Martin calls for renewal in the Catholic Church

The incoming head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has vowed to restore faith amongst his flock after his full ordination.

Archbishop Eamon Martin has promised to renew the Church when he succeeds Primate of All Ireland Cardinal Sean Brady...READ MORE


Up to 10,000 loyalists took park in a Belfast parade on Saturday marking the centenary of the formation of the Ulster Volunteer Force (UVF).

Supporters lined the streets as marchers, wearing period costumes and carrying replica weapons, set off along the Ravenhill Road...READ MORE


Cork-born Breda O’Brien says Osama Bin Laden was the perfect student and a gentleman. Irishwoman taught the world’s most notorious terrorist English.