Today's top Irish news stories:

Dublin man died from diet of chips, wine and chocolate, inquest hears

An inquest into the death of a Dublin man has determined that a poor diet – limited to Pringles, Coca-cola, chocolate and wine – caused his internal organs to fail…READ MORE


Memorial to Shankill Road IRA bomber is a major mistake (VIDEO)

Thomas Begley an IRA volunteer from North Belfast planted a bomb in a Shankill Road fish and chip shop that went off prematurely and killed nine innocent people and himself back in October 1993…READ MORE


Irish American Shane Murphy on his chilling experience with Somali pirates (VIDEOS)

Irish American Captain Shane Murphy, who took charge after his boss Captain Richard Phillips was kidnapped by Somali pirate in 2009, has given the newly released Tom Hanks movies “Captain Phillips” two thumbs up. …READ MORE


Dissident republicans blamed for two recent murders in Northern Ireland

Dissident republicans in Belfast and Derry are being blamed for murders in both cities which the Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) have described as brutal and cold-blooded….READ MORE


Waterford memorial unveiled for anti-slavery advocate Frederick Douglass

Anti-slavery campaigner Frederick Douglass was remembered in Waterford on Monday….READ MORE