Top Irish news stories:

Battling to stay in America does not dim the bright lights of Manhattan for me

There’s something about hauling an abandoned wooden chair through the back streets of Woodside, Queens, in the middle of the night that makes me feel like I should be wearing a balaclava and my best hoody...READ MORE


Duke of Kent lays wreath at 1916 Easter Rising plot during Irish visit

Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent laid a wreath at the Sigerson Memorial at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin on Wednesday.

He is the first member of the British Royal family to honor Irish rebels who fought in the 1916 Easter Rising...READ MORE


‘House of Horrors’ investigated - child abuse ring in Dublin led by police saw 50-years of sexual abuse

Investigations into the Dalkey “house of horrors” case have been reopened and will examine claims that a pedophile ring, led by Gardai, used their influence to hinder scrutiny of their activities...READ MORE


Bill O’Reilly tells guest to ‘shut up’ in dispute over Boston bombers’ welfare payments - VIDEO

‘The O’Reilly Factor’ host Bill O’Reilly is never one to stay calm when his opinion is threatened. In a discussion with radio host Alan Colmes about the Tsarnaev family having received welfare while living in the US, O’Reilly told Colmes to “shut up.”..READ MORE


Irish American charged with drugging and raping Columbia student at Ritz-Carlton in NYC

Sean Ahearn, 27, is accused of drugging and raping a Columbia University dental student after the two agreed to meet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City...READ MORE


A view of the Empire State Building and Manhattan Skyline from LIC, Queens