Today's top Irish stories:

Catholic Italian press name Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley as possible Pope Benedict replacement

Whilst the American press sings the praises of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, there are many respected observers who think that Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston, might stand a better chance of being elected pope...READ MORE


Vice President Joe Biden to be honored in Irish America Hall of Fame -- Biden set to be main speaker at annual Irish America event

Our sister publication Irish America magazine is delighted to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will be the main speaker and an honoree at the annual Irish America Hall of Fame event in March in New York...READ MORE


Rockaway St. Patrick's Day parade battles financial crisis after storm damage - VIDEO

Hurricane Sandy left a trail of destruction in the Rockaway Peninsula last October, but the one thing the storm couldn’t wreck is the annual Rockaway St. Patrick’s parade, even though organizers admit to being cash-strapped due to a lack of normal fundraising...READ MORE


Former IRA commander says dissidents to display ‘big show’ in Britain for Easter Rising

A former IRA commander has said the dissident republicans will make a “big show” by plotting gun or bomb attacks in Britain during the celebrations of the centenary of the Easter Rising...READ MORE


Irish leader Enda Kenny issues state apology to Magdalene Laundries survivors - VIDEO

In an emotional speech which lasted almost twenty minutes, the Taoiseach said: "This is a national shame for which I say again I am deeply sorry and offer my full and heartfelt apologies."..READ MORE


Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley