Top Irish news stories:

Disgraced LA Cardinal Mahony off to Rome to vote in Pope Benedict replacement

Cardinal Roger Mahony will still help to elect a new pope, although he was barred from performing any public duties in his Los Angeles archdiocese by the current archbishop because of his handling of multiple sex abuse cases involving pedophile clergy...READ MORE


Boston Irish nanny’s attorney seeks ‘avalanche’ of evidence in trial

The Irish nanny accused of the brutal assault that led to the death of baby Rehma Sabir has asked for an ‘avalanche’ of evidence as she fights the charges...READ MORE


Why Irish men love American women, but Irish women prefer their own - VIDEO

If Irish men and women had difficulty understanding the opposite sex back in Ireland, then being thrown into the New York dating zoo with lots of different species must have been a daunting experience indeed...READ MORE


New Yorkers back Cardinal Timothy Dolan as replacement for Pope Benedict in Rome - VIDEO

Although the Irish bookies Paddy Power are only giving Cardinal Timothy Dolan odds of 40/1 to be chosen as Pope Benedict’s replacement and the man himself is playing the suggestion down, the residents of New York are backing him to be the new leader of the Catholic Church...READ MORE


Report says Savita Halappanavar request for abortion should have been considered days earlier

Ireland’s Minister for Health James Reilly has refused to comment after a leak of the draft report into the Savita Halappanavar tragedy which says her request for an abortion should have been considered days before her death in a Galway hospital...READ MORE


Cardinal Roger Mahony has been retired from public life following sexual abuse cover up