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Mitt Romney wins the first debate against a listless Barack Obama -- A debate with a flood of facts and figures to befuddle everyone

Published Thursday, October 4, 2012, 7:17 AM

Ryanair boss promises $125 fares from US if Aer Lingus bid succeeds

Michael O’Leary, Chief Executive of Ryanair, has promised 99 Euro fares ($125 dollars) across the Atlantic to and from America if he succeeds in winning a majority share in Aer Lingus.


Published Thursday, October 4, 2012, 7:19 AM

Forget Playboy -- Sexy Irish farmers strip off for charity calendar - PHOTOS

Following hot – and we mean HOT – on the heels of the the New York Firefighters, Ireland’s farmers have manned up, taken off their tops, and posed for the fourth annual Irish Farmer Calendar 2013, which supports the Irish charity Bóthar.


Published Thursday, October 4, 2012, 7:24 AM

Ireland’s property market is 22 years away from recovery say experts

Although profits were made at the Allsops Space property auction in Dublin this week, experts at Ireland’s Central Bank believe Ireland’s property market will take 22 years to recover from what has been the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.


Published Thursday, October 4, 2012, 8:13 AM

In just 17 months, every county in Ireland has hosted a civil partnership ceremony

New figures compiled by GLEN (Gay and Lesbian Equality Network) in Ireland show that every county has now hosted a civil partnership ceremony since they were legalized in 2011.


Published Thursday, October 4, 2012, 7:43 AM

Man who survived IRA nail bomb kills his two children before committing suicide - VIDEO

Detectives in the UK are trying to establish why a father who survived an IRA blast in 1982 stabbed his two young children to death, before taking his own life last weekend.


Published Thursday, October 4, 2012, 8:22 AM

Facebook shuts down pages filled with abuse towards Jill Meagher’s killer

Several Facebook pages that were dedicated to the abuse of Jill Meagher’s accused murderer, Adrian Ernest Bayley, have been shut down at the request of Victorian police authorities.


Published Thursday, October 4, 2012, 7:57 AM

Plan to build $84 million Islamic center in Dublin to host 40,000 Muslims in the city

Gerry Gannon, a leading property developer, has lodged a planning application with Dublin City Council for an $84 million Islamic Cultural Centre including a large mosque at Clongriffin in north Dublin.


Published Thursday, October 4, 2012, 7:39 AM

Introducing Celtic Cause, Irish Fashion with philanthropic ties

Celtic Cause, celebrating its grand opening this week, is a Celtic T-shirt venture that donates a percentage of sales to the Saint Patrick Centre/Friends of Saint Patrick. Presently Celtic Cause offers original, custom-designed, Irish T-shirts, but plans to add other exclusive designed products in late fall/winter 2012.


Published Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 8:36 AM

2008 video shows that Todd Akin thinks abortion malpractice is ‘common place’ - VIDEO

A video from 2008 has surfaced in which Representative Todd Akin alleges that malpractice from doctors who perform abortions is “common place.”


Published Thursday, October 4, 2012, 7:54 AM

Famine Museum an inspiring tribute - world’s largest collection of Irish famine art at Quinnipiac, CT

On Friday, September 28 Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum was dedicated at an invitation-only ceremony at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, before its official opening to the public on October 11.


Published Thursday, October 4, 2012, 8:40 AM

Giovanni Trapattoni gives up on Richard Dunne playing in Germany World Cup qualifier

Giovanni Trapattoni has all but given up hope in his bid to have Richard Dunne fit for the crucial World Cup qualifier at home to Germany on Friday, October 12.


Published Thursday, October 4, 2012, 8:37 AM

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