Today's top Irish news stories:

Century Ireland set to bring 100 years of history alive with photos, artefacts and social media

A new virtual newspaper which charts some of the most momentous periods in Irish history has gone live.

The Century Ireland Project launched the site tell the story of Ireland 100 years ago in the form of an online newspaper...READ MORE


Win two roundtrip flights to Ireland with IrishCentral in our latest Facebook contest

IrishCentral is giving you the chance to win two roundtrip tickets to Ireland!

Simply become a fan of IrishCentral’s Facebook page, answer one very simple question and fill in your details, and you could be in with a chance of winning two round-trip tickets to fly to Ireland...READ MORE


Irish lobby gear up for visa battle in bid to make undocumented Irish legal in U.S.

As the Senate Judiciary Committee kicks off what is expected to be a lengthy process of debating and amending the immigration bill on Thursday, the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform (ILIR), the group dedicated to creating a new legal pathway for the Irish in America, is gearing up for a major battle...READ MORE


Irish Travellers jailed for 13 years in the UK for forcing vulnerable men to work as 'slaves'

An Irish Traveller father and son who forced vulnerable men to be their slaves were sentenced to 13 years in prison on Wednesday...READ MORE


Irish American Columbia student accused of rape claims it was a setup

Sean Ahearn, the 27 year old who was accused of raping a Columbia graduate student, is now saying that he and the victim shared breakfast the morning after the reported incident, and that he has been set up...READ MORE


Century Ireland's online newspaper goes live charting events from Home Rule to to 1916 RisingScreen grab