Today's top Irish news stories:

Joe Biden is saving President Obama’s political skin says Maureen Dowd

Joe Biden is the real star of the Obama administration says New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd.

The Irish American VP has the ability to schmooze and to get along with Republicans, which President Obama seems unable to do, she writes...READ MORE


Action star Liam Neeson claims sex has lost its mystery for young people

Action star Liam Neeson has said he regrets the loss of the sanctity of sex in modern day culture and continuously struggles with the the sexualized nature of society...READ MORE


Secret message engraved by Irishman in Abraham Lincoln’s watch

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History opened Abraham Lincoln’s pocket watch this past March, and discovered a secretly engraved message that turned an unsubstantiated family story into a confirmed historical event...READ MORE


Niall O'Dowd: Notre Dame’s new ‘Rudy’ is Arturo Martinez, a cancer survivor

Miami: Notre Dame will have an inspirational player to match the famous Rudy story when they play Alabama tonight in the BCS Bowl.

Arturo Martinez will be suited up tonight for the Fighting Irish, a walk on who has survived Stage 4 Hodgkins Lymphoma...READ MORE


Traditionalist Catholic leader calls Jewish people ‘enemies of the Church’ - VIDEO

Bishop Bernard Fellay, the society’s superior general, said that Jewish leaders' support of the Second Vatican Council “shows that Vatican II is their thing, not the Church’s."..READ MORE