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Top ten strange and weird Irish curses-when you really want to hex your enemy

As many Americans may have figured out, the Irish accent can sometimes be a difficult one to comprehend.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:07 AM

Opening of new Irish Famine Museum in U.S. a vital moment in our history --So long hidden, the Great Hunger finally takes center stage

Published Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:47 AM

Former President McAleese slams Catholic church's attitude to homosexuality

Former Irish President Mary McAleese has slammed the Catholic church’s views on homosexuality.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:41 AM

No mention of Gerry Adams and Jean McConville on Boston College IRA tapes

In yet another twist, the Boston College IRA tapes director Ed Moloney has revealed that IRA murder victim Jean McConville’s case was never discussed in the Dolours Price recording.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, September 29, 2012, 8:04 AM

Vigil held in Brunswick, Australia in memory of murdered Jill Meagher

A vigil was held at the Brunswick Baptist Church in Melbourne in Australia yesterday to remember Irish woman Jill Meagher, who was murdered on her way home from a night on the town one week ago.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, September 29, 2012, 8:10 AM

Former Bronx priest continues battle with New York Diocese over sexual misconduct defamation

A former Bronx priest is suing the New York Archdiocese for libel in a landmark lawsuit, claiming sex allegations brought against him were false.

By MOLLY MULDOON

Published Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:48 AM

Claims made that Siemens has banned staff from flying Ryanair

Reports in Norway claim that the giant Siemens corporation has banned its staff from flying Ryanair on business trips.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, September 29, 2012, 8:16 AM

House prices see biggest rise since 2007 - What can you buy in Ireland for $300,000?

Irish house prices showed a five percent rise during the month of August. Although this is a sign that the housing market is stabilizing, the average price for a residential property has fallen annually by 11.8 percent.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:52 AM

Four of every five Irish teenagers claim they have been victims of cyber-bullying

Four out of five Irish teenagers questioned by Ireland’s largest independent mental health service have been recent victims of cyber-bullying.

By DARA KELLY

Published Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:51 AM

Entrepreneurial activity in Ireland on the up - 2,200 people set up new businesses in Ireland

Last year saw an increase in entrepreneurial activity in Ireland, according to a new report from the Department of Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation.

By DARA KELLY

Published Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:50 AM

Damian McGinty confirms he’s done with 'Glee' – moving on to several other projects

Derry boy and former Celtic Thunder member Damian McGinty received the opportunity of a lifetime when he won a role on “Glee” for the third season.

By BUZZ BRADY

Published Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:55 AM

Ireland’s top ten best golf courses in Ireland - play a round with that “wow” factor

Earlier this years Ireland was named as the top destination for American golfing tourists. It is no surprise that Ireland came up on top of this list with stunning golfing facilities like the Royal County Down coure and idyllic spots such as Portmarnock, located just outside of Dublin.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Saturday, September 29, 2012, 7:55 AM

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