Top Irish news stories:

Thousands gather to protest in Ireland over death of mother due to abortion denial - VIDEO

Public outcry and further debate has erupted over abortion in Ireland since the death of 17-week pregnant Savita Halappanavar in Galway. The 31-year-old first time mother died of septic shock having suffered a miscarriage. The doctors stated they could not abort her pregnancy due to the current Irish laws...READ MORE


Fighting Irish spirit emerges as the Rockaways stay strong and united after Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy did her best to destroy the Rockaways, but the island’s fighting Irish spirit has come to the fore as Debbie McGoldrick discovered while meeting with the locals on Sunday...READ MORE


Catholic nun stands trial over 63 counts of physical and sexual abuse of children

A Catholic nun has been charged with the “systematic” abuse of seven schoolgirls in the 1970s. Sister Mary Teresa Grogan has denied the 63 counts of indecent assault put to her...READ MORE


President Obama expects immigration reform bill will be introduced in late January - VIDEO

President Obama has stated that he expects to see an immigration reform bill introduced in Congress “very soon” after his inauguration in January. He was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday...READ MORE


Cardinal Timothy Dolan announces US Bishops will not give in on Obama’s birth control plan

President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan has announced that the Church will not comply with Barack Obama’s administration's requirement, that most employers should supply health insurance, including birth control...READ MORE


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