Today's top Irish news stories:

Irish emigrants called “smelly” by wife of Westlife star Brian McFadden

The wife of former Westlife star Brian McFadden has called Irish emigrants living in Australia “smelly” in controversial remarks...READ MORE


An unwed Magdalene Laundry mother seeks her son in “Philomena” (VIDEO)

In 2009, well known British investigative journalist Martin Sixsmith released a shocking book about an Irishwoman's real life struggle to be reunited with her forcibly adopted Irish-born son. In "Philomena," which opens on Friday, actress Judi Dench plays the title role and Steve Coogan plays the journalist who comes to her aid...READ MORE


Irish cop’s memories of guarding John F Kennedy in Ireland in 1963

Paul Mangan was a newly promoted detective in the Irish Garda Siochana (police force) in June of 1963, and the 27-year-old remembers like it was yesterday the biggest assignment of his career – working on the security detail surrounding the historic four-day visit to Ireland by President John F. Kennedy that began on June 27...READ MORE


Anjelica Huston’s new memoir reveals that childhood abuse that drove her to suicide

Model and actress Anjelica Huston wrote about her childhood and string of early love affairs with older men in the first part of her autobiography "A Story Lately Told: Coming of Age in Ireland, London and New York."..READ MORE


Boston nanny lawyer seeks computer records of slain baby’s family

Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady, who is accused of first degree murder in the death of one-year-old Rehma Sabir, did not appear at a scheduled hearing at Middlesex Superior Court on Tuesday.  In court Judge S Jane Hegarty heard a long series of motions filed by defense lawyer Melinda Thompson, seeking access to evidence, including computer files, reports, and records in the case...READ MORE


Iht 600x300px with button2