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Irish businessman Denis O’Brien cited by Bill Clinton in Time magazine cover story for “changing the world”

Former president Bill Clinton has written in a Time Magazine cover story that Irish businessman Denis O’Brien’s move to make cash transactions available for the poorest in the world via cell phones was the number one idea in changing the world.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:08 AM

Irish leader Enda Kenny accused of being rude to Pope Benedict - VIDEO

Irish leader Enda Kenny has been accused of snubbing the pope after playing with his cell phone and texting while the Pope was speaking to a group of political leaders last weekend.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:17 AM

Mitt Romney says Palestinian/Israeli conflict is not possible to solve

Although most of the talk about Mitt Romney’s infamous Boca Raton video has focused on what he said about the 47% of Americans he claims won’t take responsibility for their lives his comments on the Mideast also say a lot about the kind of president he would be.

By PENN RHODEEN

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:23 AM

Irish mother’s distraught plea for her missing daughter to come home

A distraught Irish mother has pleaded for anyone with information about her missing daughter in Melbourne, Australia to come forward with information.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:34 AM

Obesity cure claim by Irish and US researchers from Trinity and Harvard

Irish scientists believe they have reached a pivotal point in their research into the battle against obesity.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 8:45 AM

Ireland site for next gold rush? Prospectors find “encouraging” quantities in Wexford

Could Ireland be the site for next gold rush? Were the leprechauns on to something?

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 8:48 AM

Internet trolls horrific attacks on Irish couple who broadcast child’s birth on YouTube – VIDEO

Jonathan and Anna Saccone-Joly, from Cork, the couple recently broadcast the birth of their baby, Emilia Thomasina, on YouTube, have become victims of a vicious campaign of abuse.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:40 AM

Scientists try to find out why “bath salts” send users crazy - ten times as strong as cocaine

Researchers have discovered that the synthetic drug MDPV, with the street name “bath salts,” can leave users struggling with the effects for days.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 8:26 AM

Christine Quinn lends support for New York schools to give “morning after pill” to students - VIDEO

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has voiced her support for the New York City Department of Education’s new scheme which offers the “morning after” pill to students.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:57 AM

Facebook suspends facial recognition - could face $128,000 fine for not complying with Irish regulations

Facebook, the world's biggest social networking site, could be fined up to $130,000 if it does not comply with the orders of Irish regulators within four weeks.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:50 AM

New Irish Ancestry app allows Diaspora to search their family history from their phone

A new app, the “Irish Family Ancestry App,” is now available to download from Apple’s App Store. The app allows users to search their family name to quickly find a wealth of information about their heritage, such as name meaning, motto, family history, and their coat of arms.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 7:46 AM

Fighting Irish now ranked No. 10 - Coach Brian Kelly is happy with Notre Dame performance against Michigan

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish American football team is officially ranked as the tenth best team, according to the new AP rankings, after their win against Michigan last Saturday.

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, September 25, 2012, 8:07 AM

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