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New evidence emerges on death of Irish hero Michael Collins in IRA ambush - VIDEO

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny will become the first Irish leader to address the annual Michael Collins commemoration at Beal Na mBlath outside Cork today.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Sunday, August 19, 2012, 7:46 AM

U.S. Catholic Bishops have major choice to make between Romney/Ryan and Obama/Biden -- Problems with both parties makes their choice far more complicated this election

Published Sunday, August 19, 2012, 7:31 AM

Irish soldier who died for U.S. in WWI battle is honored 94 years later

A young Irish soldier who died in battle during World War I is now being honored after lying in an unmarked grave for many years.

By DARA KELLY

Published Sunday, August 19, 2012, 7:39 AM

Ice Age Irish plant is still thriving 150,000 years later experts discover

Researchers have discovered a plant that has survived in Ireland since the Ice Age.

By DARA KELLY

Published Sunday, August 19, 2012, 8:23 AM

Irish teen dies in dangerous annual bullring festivities in Spain

Diego Page (16) was killed after being charged in the bullring at the Plaza Tel Toros, in the city of Huesca, Spain. The teenager who moved to Spain with his Irish father and Spanish mother died on Wednesday at a local hospital.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, August 18, 2012, 11:10 AM

Chris O’Dowd writing new film about Ireland’s economic “boom to bust”

Does the man take a break? The same day that The Hollywood Reporter delivered news that Chris O’Dowd was named as the lead in the new HBO comedy ‘Family Tree,’ RTE is reporting that O’Dowd is writing a new film.

By BUZZ BRADY

Published Sunday, August 19, 2012, 7:58 AM

The top ten places to meet the Irish love of your life in Ireland - PHOTOS

Whether you’re on the hunt for an Irish spouse or you just fancy a bit of craic here are the top places to meet that special someone in Ireland.

By MOLLY MULDOON

Published Saturday, August 18, 2012, 10:16 AM

Beam sends Irish graduates to US to promote Irish Whiskey

Beam Inc, owners of the multi-award-winning Kilbeggan and Cooley Irish Whiskey Distilleries, has hired five Irish graduates to promote its Irish whiskey brands in the US. The graduates were selected through the IBEC Export Orientation Programme (EOP).

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, August 18, 2012, 9:34 AM

The top 100 Irish last names explained - find out more about your Irish clan

IrishCentral has put together a list of the top 100 common Irish surnames with a little explanation of where these names come from.

By BRYAN FITZGERALD

Published Sunday, August 19, 2012, 8:59 AM

Top ten most surprising movies filmed in Ireland - PHOTOS

Ireland has a wonderful history on the silver screen. From John Wayne’s famous “The Quiet Man” to Roddy Doyle’s utterly irreplaceable “Commitments”, Ireland has a huge legacy in the film world.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Sunday, August 19, 2012, 8:02 AM

Ireland's Paralympic Team depart for Portugal training ahead of London Games

The Irish Paralympic team left Dublin for Portugal this morning where they will have a week long training camp before heading to London for the Paralympic games that begin on August 29th.

By AOIFE HERBERT

Published Saturday, August 18, 2012, 10:21 AM

Introducing Irish runner Jason Smyth - “The Fastest Paralympian on Earth” - VIDEO

Visually impaired Jason Smyth hails from Eglinton in county Derry and rose to fame following the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games when he won the 100m and 200m T13 races in world record times at 10.62 seconds and 21.43 seconds respectfully.

By AOIFE HERBERT

Published Saturday, August 18, 2012, 10:22 AM

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