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Irish historian discovers that Abraham Lincoln donated to Ireland during the Great Famine

Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the United States, was one of 15,000 people worldwide to donate money to Ireland during the Great Irish Famine.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:04 AM

Requiem for Irish emigrant Jill Meagher -- the tragic loss of a wonderful young woman

Published Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:32 AM

IrishCentral asks people in New York what they like about the Irish - VIDEO

Ever curious about the Irish in America, our intrepid IrishCentral journalists took to the streets of New York to find out what people like most about the Irish.

By DARREN REDMOND

Published Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:12 AM

Irishman sentenced to 100 months in prison for possession of 'sadistic' child porn in New Jersey

Irishman Farrell Corrway, of Dundalk in County Louth, has been sentenced to 100 months in prison to be followed by ten years of supervised release following his guilty plea to possession of 600 child-pornography images earlier this summer.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:03 AM

Jill Meagher’s family crushed by her brutal kidnapping and murder in Melbourne - VIDEO

After six days of searching, Jill Meagher’s body was found in a shallow grave down a dirt track on the outskirts of Melbourne City. The 29-year-old from Drogheda, County Louth, was kidnapped, raped, and murdered by Adrian Ernest Bayley (41).

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:00 AM

Boston rapist fights for visitation rights with child he fathered - VIDEO

A Boston man who raped a 14 year old girl and got her pregnant when he was 20 years old is now demanding visitation rights for the child he fathered with her.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:29 AM

GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan buys hunting kit for his 10-year-old daughter

There is no question that Republican vice presidential running mate Paul Ryan appeals to the party's base, but when the Wisconsin Congressman was photographed in Cincinnati this week buying his 10-year-old daughter camouflage gear to go with with the high powered rifle he got her last Christmas, many political pundits expressed their distaste.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:12 AM

Ireland’s brain drain at record level - one Irish person leaves home every five minutes

The number of people leaving Ireland has now soared to 87,100 over the past year, according to official figures released on Thursday.

By DARA KELLY

Published Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:33 AM

Bill Clinton says he could run for President of Ireland in 2018, succeeding Michael D Higgins

Former President Bill Clinton recently said that he could be eligible to become a candidate for the next Irish presidency.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:20 AM

Daughter of Cuban revolutionary icon Che Guevara plans to trace her Irish roots

The link between Ireland and Cuban revolutionaries seems to be growing. In a visit that seems certain to grate on conservative leaders in the US, it has been reported that Che Guevara's daughter will visit a Dublin hospital during a week-long trip to Ireland.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:07 AM

Ryanair tell Donegal pensioner oxygen mask is second piece of luggage

In the latest disastrous PR move, budget airline Ryanair tried to force an elderly woman to check in her oxygen mask during the return leg of her journey to Ireland.

By HILDA HIGGINS

Published Friday, September 28, 2012, 7:37 AM

Mayo football curse has not been lifted - Yonkers reacts to All-Ireland final

On Sunday, Donegal defeated Mayo in the All-Ireland Gaelic football final. Legend says Mayo is cursed.

By BRENDAN CHARLES

Published Friday, September 28, 2012, 8:53 AM

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