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Massive fireball seen in Ireland sky was a “huge event”

An enormous fireball was seen crossing Ireland on Friday night, traveling at about 10:55 p.m. Sightings were reported in Dublin, Donegal, Cork, Sligo, Carlow, Longford, Antrim, across Britain and even The Netherlands.

By DARA KELLY

Published Sunday, September 23, 2012, 7:23 AM

Irish too often spurn Diaspora advice says top Wall Street figure

A senior Goldman Sachs figure and Irish government advisor on American projects has stated that Ireland needs to decide what it wants to do about its Diaspora and that he feels the Irish are deeply conflicted about their emigrants.

By JAMES O'BRIEN

Published Sunday, September 23, 2012, 7:38 AM

The top ten essentials for a traditional Irish breakfast - sausages, rashers, tea and more

The traditional Irish breakfast incites memories of meals in kitchens that smell of freshly-cooked meats, fried vegetables and baked bread.

By BRENDAN CHARLES

Published Sunday, September 23, 2012, 7:14 AM

Maureen O’Hara’s former guardian fears for Hollywood legend’s well-being after U.S. return

Carolyn Murphy, the former personal assistant and legal guardian to Maureen O’Hara, fears for the Hollywood legend after her move back to America.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, September 23, 2012, 7:53 AM

Dissident IRA supporter Dolours Price alleges that Gerry Adams sanctioned bombings

Convicted IRA bomber Dolours Price has again claimed that Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams ordered terrorist strikes that claimed lives.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, September 23, 2012, 8:47 AM

Sinead O'Connor reveals what inspired her to rip up picture of pope -- VIDEO

Sinead O'Connor has revealed that English TV program 'Top of the Pops' inspired her to rip up a picture of the pope on Saturday Night Live in 1992. It was a hugely controversial act.

By DARA KELLY

Published Sunday, September 23, 2012, 8:07 AM

Thousands of Irish will be sought out for jobs in Western Australia

Employers in Western Australia are on the lookout for more than 2000 skilled Irish hospitality workers under the age of 30.

By DARA KELLY

Published Sunday, September 23, 2012, 8:00 AM

Scientists believe marijuana compound could fight cancer

Scientists in California believe they may have discovered a compound in marijuana that can reduce the aggressiveness of some forms of cancer.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Sunday, September 23, 2012, 8:18 AM

New exhibition of Life magazine photos shows tender side of John F Kennedy and Jackie O’s private life

A new exhibit will feature private and public photos of the Kennedys. More than half of the photos have never been seen before.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Sunday, September 23, 2012, 8:18 AM

Guns can haunt their makers too - the troubled story of Sarah Winchester

Published Saturday, September 22, 2012, 9:32 AM

Damian McGinty chats about his time on ‘Glee’ and his future as a singer - VIDEO

Despite not coming back for the new season of FOX’s ‘Glee,’ Derry native Damian McGinty recalls fondly his time spent on the hit show as a guest member.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Sunday, September 23, 2012, 8:18 AM

Rory McIlroy on track for $10 million FedEx bonanza in Atlanta

Rory McIlroy is in the driving seat for a $10 million end of season bonus in golf’s FedEx series.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, September 22, 2012, 10:09 AM

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