Today's top Irish news stories:

A New York sanitation man on learning Irish in the Kerry Gaeltacht

When I began learning the Irish language In 2009, I had no idea that the path I had chosen would lead me to the place where I now find myself.

I am in the idyllic village of Ballyferriter, deep in the Kerry Gaeltacht, on the Dingle Peninsula or Corca Dhuibhne (Korka Gweena) as it is known locally...READ MORE


Ireland no success story says Paul Krugman in New York Times

Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has once again mocked the notion of an Irish economic miracle...READ MORE


Delay First Holy communions until adulthood, says leading Catholic priest

A Portlaoise priest has suggested that First Holy Communion and Confirmations be delayed until adulthood, to prevent the events from becoming hollow moments...READ MORE


Funds for $4 million Narrow Water Bridge approved - first bridge to link Northern Ireland with the Republic

Sammy Wilson, the Northern Ireland Minister for Finance, has approved the construction of a $4 million new cross-border bridge at Narrow Water which will stretch across Carlingford Lough, linking County Down with County Louth in the Republic...READ MORE


New York-based Irish entrepreneur Paddy Reilly passes away after illness

Paddy Reilly, the well-known Cavan-born, New York-based entrepreneur, passed away on Monday, May 27 after a battle against kidney cancer...READ MORE


New York sanitation man turned Gaelgoir at Clogher, County Kerry, where the Tom Cruise movie "Far and Away" was filmed