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Irish American cop revealed as Rory McIlroy’s Ryder Cup savior

The state trooper who rescued Rory McIlroy’s Ryder Cup is an Irish American who was more than happy to help the European cause - and now he's known as the Ryder Cop.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7:12 AM

Latest "Get Gerry Adams effort" is led by deeply troubled woman -- Dolours Price has long history of mental illness after force-feeding

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7:32 AM

Orangeman urinates in Catholic Church grounds during Belfast parade

A Loyalist band member deliberately urinated in a Catholic church grounds during the massive Orange parade at the weekend in Belfast.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 8:13 AM

You know you’re Irish if...the tell tale signs that you grew up in Ireland

Some of the little idiosyncrasies that show you’re most definitely of Irish background or birth

By BERNIE MALONE

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 6:59 AM

Funeral of Jill Meagher, Irish woman murdered in Melbourne, to take place on Friday – VIDEO

The funeral of murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher is to take place in Melbourne this Friday, her family have announced.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7:30 AM

Former employee embezzled a million dollars from New York diocese

A devout New York Catholic referred to in media reports as an “evil little old lady” has admitted she swindled a million dollars from the Church and now faces up to four years in jail.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 7:34 AM

Gerry Adams rejects Enda Kenny's IRA claims as "nonsense"

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams has rejected as 'nonsense' claims made by the Irish prime minister Enda Kenny that he was a senior member of the IRA's army council.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 8:28 AM

Dublin man sentenced to 15 years after 'horrendous' Mother's Day rape

A Dublin man who raped his 65-year-old mother on Mother’s Day has been sentenced to 15 years in jail.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 8:00 AM

Stephen Colbert says Bill O'Reilly inspired 'The Colbert Report' - VIDEO

It's hardly a secret to his fans, but this week funny man Stephen Colbert has revealed that his blowhard conservative alter ego on the Colbert report was inspired by - who else - Bill O'Reilly.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 8:22 AM

Archdiocese of Dublin proposes radical change in First Communion ceremonies to avoid extravagance

Special ceremonies to mark a child’s First Communion in the Catholic Faith could become a thing of the past if the recommendations of a new policy document published by the Archdiocese of Dublin this week are adopted.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 8:25 AM

Top ten surprises for Irish arriving to New York City - eccentrics, portions and the luck of the Irish

I have only come to realize this week that nothing shocks me anymore…absolutely nothing. I could encounter a two-headed talking dog and have a frank discussion about the weather rather than freaking out about what is in front of me.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 8:25 AM

Caroline Wozniacki denies Chinese chat kept Rory McIlroy from Ryder Cup tee-time

Tennis superstar Caroline Wozniacki has absolved herself of all blame for Rory McIlroy’s late show at the Ryder Cup.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, October 2, 2012, 8:19 AM

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