Top Irish news stories today:

Irish actor Gabriel Byrne says the Catholic Church “is a force for evil”

The Dublin actor, Gabriel Byrne, who trained in a seminary for five years where he was sexually abused, has said the Catholic Church is a “force for evil” that once drew inspiration from Hitler’s Nazis...READ MORE


Deported Donegal dad in bid to return to U.S. to reunite with only son

A Donegal father who was deported from the U.S. has launched a Facebook campaign in a bid to be reunited with his young son.

Paul Ferguson, 28, told the Inishowen News that he is forced to watch his son Dylan grow up on the computer during weekly Skype sessions...READ MORE


Nazi Swastikas etched on republican graves in Cork in graffiti attack

Graffiti including swastikas was etched on tombstones on a plot in St. Finbarr’s Cemetery in Glasheen Road in Cork. The police in Cork are currently investigating the vandalism which is thought to have happened during the evening on Thursday, March 28...READ MORE


Chris Hayes dismisses Bill O’Reilly’s controversial show on outlier show MSNBC’s “Up”

MSNBC's Chris Hayes knows how his show differs from Bill O'Reilly's. It's the diversity factor versus the O'Reilly factor.

Nightly cable news is a sea of white male pundits, but Hayes' Up program has broken the mold to become the only Sunday show in its timeslot to have a majority of guests who are not white men, or even men...READ MORE


Unionist minister sparks outrage calling 1916 Easter Rising a failed revolution

Unionist Health Minister Edwin Poots has caused a storm of criticism after describing the 1916 Easter Rising as “a failed rising by subversives.’ Poots,a member of Ian Paisley’s party the Democratic Unionist Party holds one of the most important posts in the power sharing government with Sinn Fein...READ MORE


A still of Gabriel Byrne in "All Things to All Men" - Irish actor is unrepresentative about his anti-Catholic Church beliefs