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Dance of the dolphins -- 50 dolphins put on amazing display for researchers off County Donegal - VIDEO

Dancing dolphins is a rarity but a team of researchers of Ireland’s Northwest coast recently witnessed just that.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 7:18 AM

Irish pro-life group agrees with GOP senate contender Todd Akin on rape and pregnancy - VIDEO

Youth Defence, the Irish anti-abortion group, has come out in favor of comments by Missouri senate candidate Todd Akin on rape.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 7:14 AM

New York’s oldest working priest reflects on a life of service to the poor

At 92 years old, Father Gerald Ryan is New York’s oldest working priest, a monsignor, and the parish administrator at St Luke’s in Mott Haven, in the Bronx.

By LAURA BRYN SISSON

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 7:22 AM

Michael Collins would be deeply unhappy with the Ireland of today -- Enda Kenny statement that he’d approve of bailout is off the mark

Published Monday, August 20, 2012, 8:01 AM

Ireland losing its religion - among top ten atheist countries

According to a poll by Gallup International, Ireland now ranks among the top ten atheist nations worldwide, in a huge shift from the last poll in 2005. In the six years between polls, according to the results, one in five Irish set aside religion.

By LAURA BRYN SISSON

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 7:59 AM

Family of Nicola Furlong, Irish student murdered in Japan, speak of the heartbreak

The heartbroken family of Nicola Furlong, the Irish student who was murdered in Japan, have spoken about the heartache of losing their beloved daughter and sister.

By HILDA HIGGINS

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 7:48 AM

Northern Irish father who beat dog for biting his daughter avoids jail time - POLL

A Derry father was not sentenced to jail time having beaten a Jack Russell terrier dog to death. He believed the dog was responsible for seriously injuring his eight-year-old daughter.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 7:43 AM

Heartbroken husband describes Irish nurse who helped Aurora shooting victims as "wonderful mother"

The widower of the Irish immigrant who tragically died in a swimming accident has paid tribute to his wife as a “wonderful mother”.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 7:39 AM

Paul Ryan’s brother talks about what makes the “impressive” GOP Vice Presidential Candidate tick

In conversation with the conservative leaning National Review this week, Tobin Ryan, older brother of GOP Vice Presidential nominee Paul, has outlined what makes his brother a good pick.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 8:05 AM

Barack Obama speaks out about his “wonderful” friend Irish American actor George Clooney

Irish American George Clooney is not just an ardent supporter of President Obama, he's actually a friend.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 8:04 AM

New York Rose Annemarie Lynch represents Irish community at the Rose of Tralee

The New York Rose of Tralee contestant Annemarie Lynch is arguably one of the most admirable young women to receive the award. Born in New York and raised in Co. Cavan, the 22-year-old beauty has accomplished much already in her young life.

By KELLY DONOHOE

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 7:27 AM

Introducing Irish paralympian runner - Michael McKillop - VIDEO

McKillop hails from Newtownabbey, county Antrim and its a hot tip for a medal in London. Without a doubt McKillop is one of Ireland's most successful Paralympic athletes with titles at T37 800-meter to prove it.

By AOIFE HERBERT

Published Tuesday, August 21, 2012, 8:39 AM

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