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Al Smith IV to be named as Grand Marshal for 2013 New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade

Al Smith IV will be named the 2013 Grand Marshal of the St.Patrick’s Day parade in New York this week, IrishCentral has learned. He is the great grandson of Al Smith, the first major Catholic candidate for president when he ran in 1928 and a major fundraiser for philanthropic causes.

By JAMES O'BRIEN

Published Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:37 AM

Irish women and children first to suffer as government cutbacks hit

“In these situations it’s always women and children first,” said the senior civil servant soothingly as I complained bitterly about the first major Government response to the debt crisis which Fianna Fáil and the decision takers of the hour had visited upon the country.

By TIM PAT COOGAN

Published Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:22 AM

Man left elderly mother behind in Dublin hotel, new survey shows

A new survey by Lastminute.com has ranked some of the oddest and most common things travelers leave behind at hotels.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:32 AM

British fascist leader Nick Griffin defends inflammatory anti-Irish tweet

During a brief visit to Belfast on Saturday, BNP leader Nick Griffin angered many by posting a highly inflammatory tweet.

By DARA KELLY

Published Monday, October 1, 2012, 8:22 AM

Tens of thousands gather for peaceful Melbourne march in honor of Jill Meagher - VIDEO

On Saturday, Jill Meagher's mother, Edith McKeon, arrived in Melbourne to visit the Sydney Road site where her 29-year-old daughter was last seen alive, while 30,000 people took to the streets to protest against violence and to remember the young woman who was raped and murdered more than a week ago.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Monday, October 1, 2012, 8:09 AM

Facebook refuses to take down page inciting hatred against Jill Meagher’s murderer

The family of Jill Meagher have appealed for calm as a Facebook campaign against her murderer threatens their hopes of justice.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:59 AM

Irish Minister compares Famine to American Civil War and World War 2

Irish Tourism Minister Minister Leo Varadkar, who officially opened Ireland’s Great Hunger museum near the campus of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, stated the Famine’s impact on Ireland was similar to the Civil War in the US and World War 2 on Europe.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Monday, October 1, 2012, 8:16 AM

Enda Kenny calls on EU to honor commitment to ease Ireland’s bank debt

Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny has demanded that European leaders stand by their promise to ease the country’s crippling bank debt.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:53 AM

Irish economy to become dependent on emigrant funds by 2020, expert warns

A leading financial expert has warned that Ireland’s crippled economy will soon be dependent on payments sent homes by emigrants.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:56 AM

Ireland needs Irish America’s help more than ever says top business leader

Denis O’Brien, (54), is Ireland’s most successful businessman and biggest philanthropist. He created Digicell, one of the most successful cell phone companies in the world.

By Niall O'Dowd

Published Sunday, September 30, 2012, 7:17 AM

Top Cat Henry Shefflin seeks the perfect 10 after MacCarthy Cup history

Henry Shefflin is officially the greatest hurler in the history of the game after winning a record ninth All-Ireland medal at Croke Park.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:51 AM

Rory McIlroy’s mistake as Europe steal Ryder Cup after tee-time error

Rory McIlroy was brought to Medinah in a police car – as Europe stole the Ryder Cup from under American noses!

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, October 1, 2012, 7:49 AM

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