Today's top Irish news stories:

Outrage as American flag burned outside New York Irish pub after July 4th celebrations - VIDEO

An Irish bar owner in New York who hung an American flag outside his pub to celebrate his new U.S. citizenship was devastated after an unidentified man burnt the flag in the early morning hours after July 4th...READ MORE


Mark O'Mara's client George Zimmerman is not likely to be convicted says analyst - VIDEOS

Legal commentator Dan Abrams has said he cannot see how George Zimmerman would be convicted of second degree murder or even manslaughter in the shooting of Trayvon Martin...READ MORE


Three week summer sizzler for Ireland as temperatures continue to soar towards 90F

Ireland continues to sizzle in the summer as some of the hottest days on record are being recorded...READ MORE


Navy sued in contract dispute over Notre Dame game in Dublin

The Irish American Football Association in Dublin, Ireland has sued the Navy for non payment of funds arising out of the Notre Dame/Navy game in Dublin last September...READ MORE


Irish immigration reform campaigners call on Eamon Gilmore to bring cross-party delegation to Washington

Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and deputy leader Eamon Gilmore has been urged by Irish immigration campaigners to take a cross-party delegation of politicians and senators to Capitol Hill to lobby members of Congress on behalf of the estimated 50,000 undocumented Irish in the United States...READ MORE


Workers at Manhattan Irish pub, The Playwright, try to fix damage inflicted with an unknown man burnt the American flag hanging outside the pub over the July 4th holiday weekend.New York Daily News