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Cardinal Timothy Dolan to offer closing prayer at GOP convention in Florida -- Taking sides so openly in presidential election is not a very smart idea

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:16 AM

Irish woman prepares to marry an American man she’s only met online

A Belfast woman is preparing to meet her American fiancé for the first time. The pair plan to marry, although they have never met, having found each other on an internet dating website.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:16 AM

New York mum seeks donations to fund trip to witness execution of her daughter’s killer

A distraught Irish-American mom is desperately trying to raise $4000 to witness the execution of her nine-year-old daughter’s murderer.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:13 AM

Limerick City bids to host Gay Olympic games 2018 - competes with six other cities for the honor

Limerick City is among six other cities competing to host the Gay Olympics 2018.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:46 AM

Federal court rules Vatican does not hold employee relationship with priests - POLL

A ruling by Oregon-based US District Court Judge Michael Mosman has determined that the Holy See, the episcopal jurisdiction for the Catholic Church in Rome, is not the employer of priests.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012, 8:05 AM

Irish PM Enda Kenny backtracks after claiming Michael Collins brought Lenin to Ireland

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has been left red-faced – after bizarrely claiming that Rebel hero Michael Collins had brought Soviet communist leader Vladimir Lenin to Ireland.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:36 AM

Irish pro-life movement removes remarks from websites after Todd Akin controversy

An Irish pro-life movement has been forced to remove content from its website in the wake of the fall-out from the Todd Akin controversy in America.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:30 AM

Casey Anthony, America’s most hated woman, set to be free after probation - VIDEO

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012, 8:46 AM

Terrified brother speaks out over Irishmen sentenced to 11-years in Venezuelan prison

The brother of the two Irish men who were sentenced to 11-year jail terms in a South American jail for drug smuggling, has spoken out over his torment.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012, 8:09 AM

So who is Paul Ryan --- he’s certainly not Barack Obama

Well, early one recent Saturday morning we learned that Congressman Paul Ryan, Republican from Wisconsin, is to be Mitt Romney's pick for the next Vice President of The United States.

By IrishCentral Contributer

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:26 AM

Plans afoot in Massachusetts to make a movie of former Anglo Irish boss David Drumm

A Dublin-based movie producer visited the Boston area last week to scout for film locations for a new TV movie based “very loosely” on the rise and fall of form Irish Anglo Bank boss David Drumm.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:54 AM

King of Jordan gets involved as Paralympic athletes in court on sexual assault charges

Members of the Jordanian Paralympics team, training in Northern Ireland, have appeared in court on charges of sexual assault and voyeurism. The King of Jordan has promised to bring the men back before the court after they were bailed for $7,900 (£5,500) each.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:50 AM

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