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Ireland’s Gathering 2013 officially launched in US by Tourism Minister - VIDEO

Come one, come all was the tourism message delivered by two of the Irish government’s leading ministers during a special event at the Irish Consulate in New York on Wednesday evening.

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:28 AM

Hitler’s secret plans to invade Ireland revealed in new document

A once top-secret document from Adolf Hitler has surfaced which details plans for an apparent invasion of the neutral nations Ireland and Scotland during World War II. It was named “Operation Sea Lion.”

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:31 AM

Top ten ways to pass as Irish - tips for tourists in Ireland

Ideas for passing as a local while vacationing in Ireland

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:36 AM

Dispute over US-Ireland Alliance president testimony to Irish committee

A dispute has arisen about evidence given earlier by US Ireland-Alliance president Trina Vargo to the Irish Foreign Affairs Committee in Dublin.

By JAMES O'BRIEN

Published Thursday, September 27, 2012, 7:46 AM

Irish Muslim protesters chant ‘USA, you must pay!’ at Dublin demonstration

A largely peaceful protest took place in Dublin following a string of highly violent protests in the Middle East in response to a YouTube video depicting the Muslim prophet Muhammad as a fraud.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, September 27, 2012, 8:33 AM

Police believe Jill Meagher was abducted, as family’s nightmare continues- VIDEO

Australian homicide police investigating the disappearance of Irish woman Jill Meagher in Melbourne have said they are fearful that the evidence on a bridal store’s CCTV footage shows the moments before she was abducted.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, September 27, 2012, 8:19 AM

Two men murdered in front of children in latest gangland shootings

Two men were shot dead in front of their children in unrelated murders within 36 hours of each other in the latest spree of gangland crime in Ireland.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, September 27, 2012, 8:22 AM

Week of events planned for the world’s first Great Hunger Museum at Quinnipiac

On Friday Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, will dedicate Ireland’s first Great Hunger Museum, which when it officially opens to the public on October 11 will become the world’s largest collection of visual art, artifacts and printed materials relating to the Irish Famine.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Thursday, September 27, 2012, 8:42 AM

Upcoming budget could prompt loss of another 30,000 jobs, as emigration continues

New research has revealed that Ireland’s December Budget could mean further job losses of 30,000 as 40,000 Irish continue to emigrate every year and unemployment remains at a steady 14.8 percent.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, September 27, 2012, 8:39 AM

Joe Biden: ‘This is not your father’s Republican Party’ - VIDEO

Vice President of the United States Joe Biden and Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden addressed students and community members at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH on Friday, highlighting the differences between the Democratic and Republican welfare platforms.

By LAURA BRYN SISSON

Published Thursday, September 27, 2012, 8:12 AM

President Higgins' last big push to hear the voice of the diaspora - Seeking a new vision of Ireland

Published Wednesday, September 26, 2012, 1:32 PM

Rory McIlroy leads Europe into the Ryder Cup

Rory McIlroy goes Tiger hunting in Chicago this weekend with a Ryder Cup word of warning ringing in his ears from former captain Colin Montgomerie.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Thursday, September 27, 2012, 8:43 AM

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