Today's top Irish news stories:

Serial sex offender priest told 7-year-old victim he could get dead grandfather into heaven

A pedophile priest told his 7-year-old victim he could get his dead grandfather into heaven if he performed a sex act on him, Belfast Crown court has heard...READ MORE


Irish mother-of-two lands top job at lingerie giant Victoria’s Secret

Margaret McDonald of Athy, Co. Kildare has been appointed as the president of Victoria’s Secret, the lingerie mogul famous for its runway ‘Angels’. The billion-dollar business is now in the capable hands of McDonald, who started her career as a trainee buyer in Penneys...READ MORE


Kerry surf school owner fined $1,306 over death of American tourist

Offshore Surf School in County Kerry have been fined $1,306 (€1,000) for a breach of health and safety legislation which caused the death of a mother of two from Kentucky, two years ago...READ MORE


Irish leader fires four members of his party after they voted against abortion legislation

The Irish government has won the vote approving the second stage of the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill by 138 votes to 24...READ MORE


US police officer and a Russian lawyer among competitors in global battle to be named High King of Ireland

A retired US police officer and a Russian lawyer are among the international entries to try and emulate the legendary Irish warriors, the Fianna...READ MORE


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