Today's top Irish news stories:

Three in a bed charity defends its online sex advice to Irish teenagers

The youth organization accused of publishing inappropriate sex advice for teenagers has defended its policies – and issued a strong rebuttal to critics...READ MORE


“Deadliest Catch" Irish fisherman survives 25 minute ordeal in freezing Alaskan waters

An Irish fisherman who survived a fall into one of the world’s most treacherous oceans has spoken of his nightmare ordeal.

Cork native James McCarthy was sure he was going to die after he fell overboard from his brother’s trawler in the Gulf of Alaska...READ MORE


New comedy series 'London Irish' accused of "racism"

'London Irish,' a new comedy series set to air on Channel 4 in September, has been accused of "racism" for depicting the Irish diaspora as "binge-drinking, English haters."..READ MORE


New outreach to Catholics as Biden meets with Cardinal Timothy Dolan in New York

Vice President Joe Biden attended mass and received communion on Sunday at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York where the mass was celebrated by Cardinal Timothy Dolan...READ MORE


Cardinal Keith O'Brien's accusers deny claims that they were part of a revenge-seeking "gay cabal"

The four men whose accusations led to the resignation of Britain's leading Catholic cleric are rejecting suggestions that they were part of a "gay cabal" seeking "revenge" for the cardinal's publicly anti-gay stance...READ MORE


Irish government funded website, aimed at youths, receives backlash from the Catholic Church and politicians over threesome advice article