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Notre Dame official rushed to hospital after mid-air collapse on flight home from Ireland

Notre Dame’s triumphant return from Ireland was marred by a mid-air emergency after their director of player development collapsed on the flight home.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, September 2, 2012, 8:04 AM

Irish pride and power spill over as Notre Dame triumph over Navy - What Irish and American dreams are made of in the Emerald Isle

Published Sunday, September 2, 2012, 8:02 AM

Boston College researchers pledge to turn to Supreme Court to protect IRA interview from British

Ed Moloney and Anthony McIntyre, researchers who interviewed for IRA members for a Boston College oral history project, have announced their intention to ask the United States Supreme Court to rule that the tapes should not be handed over to the British authorities.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Sunday, September 2, 2012, 7:32 AM

Skydiver survives 13,000 ft plummet after parachute fails

A skydiver miraculously survived a 13,000 ft fall to the ground after his parachute failed during a jump in New Zealand earlier this month.

By DARA KELLY

Published Sunday, September 2, 2012, 7:44 AM

President Obama's Irish cousin to attend Democratic nominating convention

President Obama's Irish cousin, Henry Healy, will attend the Democratic nominating convention in Charlotte, North Carolina next week.

By DARA KELLY

Published Sunday, September 2, 2012, 8:44 AM

Irish survivors reject apology from German manufacturer of devastating Thalidomide drug

The Irish survivors of Thalidomide has rejected an apology from the German company, The Grünenthal Group, who invented the drug which called birth defects to thousands of babies in the 1950s and 1960s.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Sunday, September 2, 2012, 7:51 AM

Photo of convicted child murderer Michael Rafferty posted on online dating website

A photo of convicted child abuser and murderer Michael Rafferty was being used on the international dating website Plenty of Fish, but has since been removed after complaints against it were lodged.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Saturday, September 1, 2012, 10:57 AM

Jameson whiskey sales see all-time high - sales up 15 percent in the last year

Ireland’s famous Jameson Irish whiskey recorded an impressive, record-setting year with reports showing that sales jumped 15 percent.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Sunday, September 2, 2012, 7:52 AM

How to get to Ireland via SFO, BOS, JFK and DUB - An American understanding Ireland

To fill you in briefly, I’m a summer intern here at IrishCentral, which is based in New York City. I have no Irish heritage, but after long nights at my college newspaper, a study abroad term in Dublin last year, and a persistent love for Irish culture as I perceive it, somehow I ended up at this desk.

By LAURA BRYN SISSON

Published Sunday, September 2, 2012, 9:13 AM

A mighty wee craic - the Irish film fest / rock concert the Craic Festival is in its 13th year

You have to hand it to Terence Mulligan, the visionary director who first thought of turning an Irish film festival into a rock concert -- he knows his audience. Founder and director of the Craic Festival, now celebrating its 13th year, next up on Mulligan’s agenda is the Wee Craic Fest. The leaner, meaner mini-fest version always pulls a lively crowd. Mulligan tells Cahir O'Doherty about what to expect in this year’s lineup.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Sunday, September 2, 2012, 9:15 AM

"Fame: One Direction" - Niall Horan and the boys into comic book characters

The 'What Makes You Beautiful' hitmakers will appear in magazine "Fame: One Direction" when it's released in shops and the book will follow their rise from the 'X Factor' to pop stardom as they embark on their adventures around the globe.

By BUZZ BRADY

Published Thursday, August 30, 2012, 9:33 AM

Notre Dame trample Navy with final score 50-10 at the Emerald Isle Classic in Dublin

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won their match in Dublin’s Aviva Stadium against Navy, 50 – 10.

By DARA KELLY

Published Saturday, September 1, 2012, 12:54 PM

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