Today's top Irish news stories:

Israeli groups mobilize to block Irish-born Samantha Power as Obama’s UN Ambassador

Irish-born Samantha Power had barely been announced as next U.S. ambassador to the U.N when the Israeli lobby launched major attacks on her...READ MORE


Former IRA leader Ruairi O Bradaigh remembered by a close friend

It was fate that brought my husband and I on vacation from the U.S. to the round table at Gleeson’s, the popular bed and breakfast in Roscommon Town Square many years ago...READ MORE


Gutsy Irish American Sarah Murnaghan forces change in lung transplants

A gutsy little Irish American girl, Sarah Murnaghan from Philadelphia, has forced a major change in the way kids under 12 are treated for lung transplants...READ MORE


Five-year hunt for Irish teen Amy Fitzpatrick called off - distraught mother pledges to bury her with brother

The search for missing Dublin teen Amy Fitzpatrick has been called off by Dave Mahon, the partner of Amy’s mother, Audrey. Audrey was unable to attend her son Dean’s funeral and has pledged to bury Amy alongside her brother...READ MORE


Sandy scourged Rockaways is on the mend with a little help from community spirit and perseverance

Driving along Cross Bay Boulevard to the Rockaways for the Irish festival there on Sunday, I was struck by how incredibly different the scene was from just a few months back...READ MORE


Samantha Power and President Barack Obama