Today's top Irish news stories:

Colonel who led British troops on Bloody Sunday shot dead in Kenya

The commander who was in charge of an army support unit in January 1972 in which 13 unarmed protesters were killed in the Bloody Sunday massacre, has been shot dead during a botched robbery in Kenya…READ MORE


Peru Two struggle to cope with conditions in Lima prison reveals Mum

Alleged drug mule Michaella McCollum Connolly is struggling to cope with bugs and insects in her Peru jail hellhole…READ MORE


Rebel Catholic priest says celibacy at root of sexual abuse pandemic in Church

Father Tony Flannery, the 66 year old Irish priest and founding member of the Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland (ACP) who has been threatened with excommunication from the Catholic Church for his outspokenness, has claimed this week that there is a link between clerical sex abuse and clerical celibacy…READ MORE


Congressman Paul Ryan to speak at first ever Irish GOP national breakfast

Former Vice Presidential candidate Congressman Paul Ryan will be guest speaker at the first ever Republican caucus Irish breakfast on September 18. A new organization, Irish Republicans in the Senate and House, (IRISH) is hosting the event…READ MORE


Rapist, killer Steven Hayes says ‘I just snapped’ during Connecticut home invasion

A Connecticut death row inmate who murdered and raped a mother and her daughters has revealed how he “just snapped” in his first jailhouse interview, six years after the offence…READ MORE


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