Today's top Irish news stories:

Loneliest man in Ireland leaves deserted island after 20 years

Ireland’s loneliest man has said he is moving back to England this year after 20 years on the Co. Donegal island of Inishfree...READ MORE


CIA head John Brennan plans to retire in Ireland say Irish cousins

The newly appointed head of the CIA, John Brennan, plans to retire to his parents’ homeland of Ireland once his term ends, his family claim...READ MORE


Doctor struck off after attempting to kiss, bite and touch nurses in Dublin hospitals

A doctor has been struck off by the Irish Medical Council after he attempted to touch, kiss and bite a number of nurses – and tried to smell the underarm of another...READ MORE


Woman refused right to die by assisted suicide by Irish court

Multiple Sclerosis sufferer Marie Fleming has been denied the right to take her life with an assisted suicide by Ireland’s High Court...READ MORE


Loyalists cancel Dublin flag protest after clash with rugby match and rock concert

Ulster Loyalists have abandoned plans to bring their flag protest to Dublin on Saturday – because their march clashes with a rugby match and a rock concert...READ MORE


Barry Edgar Pilcher to leave Inishfree