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US businessman in court for air rage after “obnoxious behavior” on flight to Shannon

An American businessman has been fined in an Irish court after an air rage incident on board a United Airlines flight to Shannon at the weekend.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 7:08 AM

Finally “Quiet Man” cottage where John Wayne wooed Maureen O’Hara will be saved - VIDEOS

Sixty years after housing the iconic romance of John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara in ‘The Quiet Man,’ the cottage of White O’Morn finally faces restoration.

By LAURA BRYN SISSON

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 7:17 AM

Why the Rose of Tralee remains Ireland’s most popular TV program by far -- Irish Diaspora comes alive as women from all over the world seek the crown

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 7:31 AM

Naked Prince Harry screws it up for Royal Family all over again -- Queen's good works forgotten as naked frolics and bollix destroy image

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 7:31 AM

Paul Ryan and Mitt Romney try to distance themselves from Todd Akin’s shocking comments on rape

The comments made by Congressman Todd Akin which suggested that rape victims have an instinctive ability to prevent their own pregnancies, have made international headlines

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 8:07 AM

Northern Ireland could make paying for sex legal in bid to control human trafficking

As the human trafficking problem in Northern Ireland increases, Democratic Unionist Lord Morrow has introduced a bill to make paying for sex illegal, closing a loophole that makes trafficking difficult to prosecute, the Press Association reported Tuesday.

By LAURA BRYN SISSON

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 8:01 AM

Ryanair passenger’s complaint on Facebook gets support of 350,000 fellow users

A disgruntled Ryanair passenger who took to Facebook to complain about the budget airlines extra fees has received the support of over 350,000 users.

By HILDA HIGGINS

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 7:55 AM

Suspect in mystery murder sat on body and sang hymns as police arrived on the scene

An 84-year-old widower was murdered in his own front-garden near Gorey, County Wexford. The chief suspect sat on the man’s body and sang hymns as the police arrived.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 7:52 AM

Irishman wins cash settlement for “Paddy” jokes told by comedians on cruise ships - POLL

A retired construction worker from Dublin has reportedly won an undisclosed, out-of-court payment from Carnival Cruises, having brought a civil action against the shipping company.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 7:34 AM

Cork town honors member of Scott’s Antarctic Expedition Patrick Keohane 100 years on

A century after Robert Falcon Scott’s tragic Antarctic expedition, Courtmacsherry in Co Cork honored the man of their own who supported Scott on the epic trek.

By LAURA BRYN SISSON

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 8:51 AM

Liam Neeson tells Katie Taylor: "You have made me proud to be Irish"

Irish Olympic hero Katie Taylor got the shock of her life last weekend when Liam Neeson called her house to congratulate the Bray native on her gold medal win.

By BUZZ BRADY

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 8:35 AM

The Irish at the Paralympics - meet the girls set to compete at the London 2012 Paralympics

With Katie Taylor heroically capturing gold at London just a few weeks ago, women’s sport has been given a tremendous lift by Ireland’s heroine.

By AOIFE HERBERT

Published Wednesday, August 22, 2012, 8:57 AM

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