Today's top Irish news stories:

Irish woman emigrant kept secret diary for five decades in Arizona

A  diary covering 50 years of an Irish immigrant’s life in Arizona is part of a book being written by University of Arizona professor Judy Temple…READ MORE


Superstorm Sandy took our Rockaway homes and dreams but not our Irish spirit

As I sit here writing this piece on a beautiful Sunday morning, sunlight is streaming through my windows and all is calm. Later today I will take part in the Rockaway Rising event with my Irish drums and a bagpiper in the commemoration of what took place a year ago…READ MORE


Ireland may escape worst of Halloween Hurricane but Britain not so lucky

Ireland is set to escape the worst of the Halloween Hurricane thanks to changing wind directions – but flights and ferry sailings have still been cancelled for Monday as Britain bears the brunt of the massive storm….READ MORE


Irish American qualifies as Ireland’s first male midwife under new scheme

An American construction foreman based in Ireland has beaten the recession – by qualifying as the country’s first male midwife under a new undergraduate programme….READ MORE


West Cork retailer Sean Murray hooks new world record for opening bras

A Corkman is heading for the Guinness Book of Records – thanks to the world’s fastest hands when it comes to unhooking a bra!...READ MORE