Today's top Irish news stories:

Cork farmer drowns daughter and commits suicide over marriage break down with American wife

An Irish farmer drowned his three-year-old daughter before killing himself over fears his American wife would bring the child to live in the United States. Martin McCarthy (50), a farmer, had been treated for depression and a heart condition and was deeply upset  as his marriage to Rebecca (26), from California was breaking down...READ MORE


Donegal farmer feared crows would pluck out his eyeballs after quad crash

A Donegal farmer feared crows would pluck his eyes out as he lay trapped under a quad bike after a crash when checking his sheep on remote farmland...READ MORE


Why Irish in America need to stand up to guarantee Irish immigration to U.S.

There was an urgent call this week by retired judge John Collins of the Bronx for the Ancient Order of Hibernians to get behind the push for immigration reform this year...READ MORE


 Dissident Republicans issue death threat against Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has been warned about a ‘viable’ death threat against him from Dissident Republicans in his native Derry...READ MORE


 Cork woman's sex abuse case opens in European Court of Human Rights

The case of a Cork woman who was abused at the Dunderrow National School in 1973 has been opened at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg...READ MORE


Rebecca McCarthy (L) Audley Cove (R)