Today's top Irish news stories:

Irish organization slams Governor of Virginia Terry McAuliffe over Irish comments

The Ancient Order of Hibernians (AOH), the largest Irish American organization founded in New York in 1836, has slammed newly Governor-elect for Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, following comments he made at the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s political arm, Tech PAC...READ MORE


Pope Francis under threat from the Mafia after anti-corruption sermons

The Mafia are considering a strike on Pope Francis, a senior prosecutor in southern Italy has warned. The Pope's life is in danger due to his desire to stamp out corruption in a 'total clean up,' which is making organized crime groups 'nervous.'..READ MORE


Bobby Murphy’s Snapchat success and rejecting Facebook’s $3 billion offer (VIDEO)

In April 2011 two Stanford University students, Evan Spiegel and Bobby Murphy, started Snapchat as a project, part of a product design class. Three years later and these 20-somethings have just turned down a $3 billion offer from Facebook and are fully ensconced in the social media rat race….READ MORE


Irish missionaries on front line in Philippines typhoon relief efforts

Irish missionaries are playing a vital role in leading relief efforts in the typhoon-struck Philippines. Missionaries on the ground in the devastated country have been instrumental not only in providing food and shelter, but also in communicating the scale of the disaster to the wider world…READ MORE


Ireland to exit its European bailout next month to go it alone

Ireland  will go it alone next month when the country makes a clean break from its international bailout program. Although the country's bailout program has cost $91billion (€67.5billion), it is regarded as the best-performing of the four bailed-out EU countries - the others are Greece, Portugal and Cyprus…READ MORE