Here's the topIrish news stories on IrishCentral today:

Top Irish news story:

First Irish woman on the cover of Playboy is former Miss World Rosanna Davison - PHOTOS

A former Miss World, Dublin born Rosanna Davison has become the first Irish woman to pose nude on the front of Playboy Magazine.

The 28-year-old blond, who is currently in New York City, stripped off for the two-day photo shoot in Mauritius earlier this year for the October cover issue of German Playboy...READ MORE


Shameful Irish stood silent while the Holocaust happened says Irish Justice Minister

Ireland had a terrible record when it came to stopping the extermination of Jews, Irish Minister for Justice Alan Shatter stated yesterday, the Irish Times reports. He was speaking at a conference in Dublin commemorating the work of Raoul Wallenberg who saved thousands of Jews from the Holocaust...READ MORE


Irish police arrest 14 suspected IRA dissidents after funeral

Irish police have arrested 14 people suspected of Real IRA activity after nationwide raids. The arrests came after shots were fired and paramilitary trappings including masked gunmen were present at the funeral of Real IRA leader Alan Ryan in Dublin...READ MORE


It’s the weather, stupid: Ireland becomes a different country when the sun shines

I have just spent ten blessed days in Ireland, with not a drop of rain in sight and the summer of deluge just a distant memory.

Is there a country anywhere that is so different when it is in sunshine or in shadow?...READ MORE


Disgraced Bishop Kirby refuses to resign over pedophile comments

A Catholic bishop at the center of controversy over his remarks on pedophilia is refusing to resign. Dr. John Kirby said he used to think pedophilia was friendship “that had crossed a boundary line.”..READ MORE