'Irish Eyes' is an action packed crime-drama that follows the lives of two Irish-American brothers as they rise to power on opposite sides of the law. The story begins in 1955 in a shipyard in South Boston, where the boys father has stood strong against intimidation from the Italian Mafioso who control the union. The next morning the boys witness the cold blooded murder of their father as he is shot on the doorstep. Eight years later Sean and Thomas have taken completely different paths in life. The Irish gang wars have bloodied the streets and Sean soon finds himself climbing the ranks of Boston's Irish mob, while Thomas has risen through the ranks of local politics to become the District Attorney. Faced with a personal and political crisis, Thomas has nowhere to turn but to his brother, who is now the head of the Irish underworld.