Today's top Irish news stories:

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness urges people to stop celebrating Margaret Thatcher's death

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness called for an end to republicans organizing parties to celebrate Margaret Thatcher’s death...READ MORE


Looking for love at the over-40s Irish singles night in New York

Oiche Chairde (Night of Friends) is what was advertised and Oiche Chairde is what was delivered, as the first ever Over 40 Irish Singles Night drew a great crowd at the New York Irish Center on Saturday night...READ MORE


Tragedy as wife of Irish American cop shot by four year old - VIDEOS

A four-year-old shot a single round, killing the wife of a Tennessee sheriff’s deputy at a family gathering.

Wilson County Deputy Daniel Fanning was showing his guns to a relative in his bedroom at his Lebanon home on Saturday...READ MORE


Limerick woman shouts “tiocfaidh ar la,” pleads guilty to IRA murder of father-of-two

A Limerick woman gave a clenched fist salute and exclaimed “Mná na hÉireann, tiocfaidh ár lá” (“Women of Ireland, our day will come”) as she was led away having pleaded guilty to the murder of a father-of-two...READ MORE


Wikileaks show US concern over Ireland’s “complacency” in dealing with terrorists

The Bush administration were concerned that Ireland was exhibiting 'a dollop of complacency' about the efforts to pursue alleged terrorists, the latest batch of documents from Wikileaks reveals...READ MORE


Member of the public among the crowds burns the front page of the Evening Standard newspaper announcing Margaret Thatcher's death.