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Bill Clinton allegedly made racist gaffes about Barack Obama in 2008

Days before Bill Clinton officially nominates Barack Obama for reelection at the National Democrats Convention, the New Yorker has reported that Clinton once made racially insensitive comments about the President in 2008.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 7:39 AM

Romantic Notre Dame fan ditches Irish/Navy game to propose to girlfriend in Connemara

A Notre Dame fan from Texas brought his girlfriend to Ireland’s most romantic castle, Kylemore Abbey, in Connemara, Galway, to propose to her, instead of attending Saturday’s Emerald Isle Classic at the Aviva Stadium.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 7:14 AM

Real IRA leader is shot dead in broad daylight in Dublin attack

The leader of the Real IRA has been gunned down and murdered in cold blood in Dublin in a vicious Republican feud.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 7:03 AM

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan slammed by Irish rock legend’s mother Philomena Lynott

The mother of Irish rock legend Phil Lynott has slammed American Presidential candidate Mitt Romney – and all but accused him of robbing her son’s music.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 7:21 AM

American investor hailed as Ireland’s saviour after massive gamble on state debt

The Irish government has thanked American investor Michael Hasenstab for buying over $8billion of the country’s debt – and claimed it is proof they are on the road to recovery.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 7:46 AM

Wet, dull and windy - Summer of 2012 was Ireland’s worst in 26 years

Ireland officially had the gloomiest summer in the last 26 years according to Met Eireann, Ireland’s state meteorologists.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 7:31 AM

Almost 4,000 immigrants from 115 countries granted Irish citizenship in Dublin

Almost 4,000 immigrants were granted Irish citizenship on Wednesday, in a number of ceremonies across Dublin.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 8:18 AM

Louisville, Kentucky whiskey maker moves to Ireland

Dr. Pearse Lyons, native of Ireland and founder and president of Alltech in Kentucky, has decided to move a portion of the company’s whiskey producing sector back to his homeland in Ireland.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 8:13 AM

Irish immigrants are sick (yet again) of racial stereotype in New Zealand

New Zealand has become a new hotspot for twenty something Irish immigrants but now the new Irish workers in Christchurch are lamenting being labelled as feckless drunks with funny accents.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 8:08 AM

“Harry Potter” star Domhnall Gleeson makes Variety’s top ten actors to watch list

Irish actor Domhnall Gleeson has been named on Variety magazine’s list of the top ten actors to watch.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 7:51 AM

Dublin Airport to celebrate James Joyce’s classic ‘Dubliners’

In order to mark the The Dublin Airport Authority’s sponsorship of the world premiere of James Joyce’s Irish classic ‘Dubliners’ at Dublin Theatre Festival, travelers at Dublin Airport will have the chance to receive free copies of the book, and a chance to win tickets to the Festival.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 8:37 AM

Rory McIlroy has his eye on $10million bonanza after big Boston win

Rory McIlroy celebrated Labor Day with a Boston glee party – as he moved ever closer to a $10million bonanza.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012, 7:48 AM

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