Today's Irish news

Niall O’Dowd: An afternoon with Chuck Feeney, Irish America’s greatest hero

A crisp autumn afternoon with Chuck Feeney (82) on Manhattan’s Upper East Side is a wonderful opportunity to sup with greatness.

Yesterday the talk was of family, grandchildren, his beloved Ireland and mutual friends such as Don Keough, former head of Coca Cola and like him, a great philanthropist...READ MORE


President Reagan’s relatives signed historic Irish document, the Morpeth Roll

The signatures of the great-great grandfather and great-uncle of former US President Ronald Reagan have been discovered on one of Ireland's most historic documents.

The Morpeth Roll was created in 1841 to mark the occasion of Lord Morpeth's departure from his political office in Ireland...READ MORE


Ireland has EU’s highest rate of emigration with one person leaving every six minutes

Figures released by Eurostat show that Ireland has the highest rate of emigration in the European Union (EU). Recent statistics show that one person leaves Ireland every six minutes...READ MORE


The most requested Irish pub songs of all time (VIDEOS)

The Irish everywhere love a singalong, especially in a warm Irish pub as night draws on.
It’s a poor performer that can’t handle a tune or two!..READ MORE


Dublin-born bishop to preside over John F. Kennedy memorial in Dallas

Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas will deliver the invocation at Dallas' commemoration of President John F. Kennedy's life and death on Friday at Dealey Plaza site of the assassination...READ MORE