Today's top Irish news stories:

Irish family testify before U.S. Senate over death of son from sepsis (VIDEO)

A U.S. Senate committee heard powerful testimony on the crisis of sepsis in America from the family of Rory Staunton, the 12-year-old Irish American boy from Queens who died in 2012 when the killer infection tore through his body after doctors failed to correctly diagnose the illness..READ MORE


Top American Cardinal at Vatican would refuse Communion to Nancy Pelosi

House minority speaker Nancy Pelosi knows she's already the Tea Party nemesis, but she may be surprised to discover the Vatican are tilting at her now too…READ MORE


Recent Irish emigrants are being let down by Ireland’s government

Many emigrants are having to leave because the system failed them here, yet we deny them democratic engagement. Not allowing citizens of a republic, regardless of their location, a right to vote is an affront to the very essence of a republic. A reformed Seanad would allow our Irish Citizens living outside the state a voice in Leinster House…READ MORE


Banbridge grandmother of ‘White Widow’ hospitalized over stress of Nairobi terrorism

Elizabeth Allen, 85, the grandmother of the so-called White Widow being sought in connection with the Kenyan shopping center massacre has been hospitalized due to stress…READ MORE


‘Peru Two’ plead guilty to drug trafficking in court, Archbishop praises their ‘bravery’

The two women being detained in Peru pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in a closed hearing in court on Tuesday…READ MORE