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500,000 Non-Irish nationals now live in Ireland according to 2011 census

The number of non-Irish nationals living in the Republic is now more than half a million, the 2011 Census shows. The numbers increased by 143 percent between 2002 and 2011, Irish census figures published yesterday show.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, October 5, 2012, 7:00 AM

Even from Galway, Mitt Romney trounced Barack Obama in debate -- Irish shocked, but Romney won tough debates in Boston in 2002

Published Friday, October 5, 2012, 7:17 AM

Sad scenes at funeral of Irish emigrant Jill Meagher in Australia

The husband of Jill Meagher paid a poignant tribute to his wife who was buried in Melbourne today. Jill, a native of Drogheda, County Louth and emigrant to Australia was raped and murdered when walking home from a local pub two weeks ago.

By DARA KELLY

Published Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:24 AM

It should be a Shamrock Bowl victory for Notre Dame against Miami Hurricanes

The Shamrock series Continues with a hot rivalry between Miami and Notre Dame

By BRYAN FITZGERALD

Published Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:47 AM

U.S. adds 114,000 jobs in September

Published Friday, October 5, 2012, 9:17 AM

United States investment accounts for 26.5 of Ireland’s GDP totaling $57.5 billion

Investment from the United States in Ireland during 2011 amounted to $30.5 billion. The second highest annual level recorded and a marked increase of nine percent on the investments during 2010.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, October 4, 2012, 4:40 PM

Police raid North Dublin halting site following Real IRA man Alan Ryan’s assassination

Police in Dublin completed a search and arrest operation as part of their ongoing investigation into the gangland killing of Real IRA boss Alan Ryan on Thursday.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:12 AM

John Furlong’s family ‘humiliated and demeaned’ by abuse allegations

John Furlong, the former head of VANOC, has spoken out about the ‘disrespect’ suffered by his family following an article published last week accusing him of physical abuse of native students at a Burns Lake school where he was a volunteer teacher from 1969-1970.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Friday, October 5, 2012, 7:59 AM

U.S. soldier made desperate appeal to ‘bring Ireland’ to his sick mother

An American soldier who is serving in Afghanistan made an appeal on Reddit a month ago beseeching users on how he could help “bring Ireland” to his terminally ill mother. The response was overwhelming, and the user’s mother is now enjoying a much improved diagnosis.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, October 5, 2012, 7:53 AM

Magical thinking is as American as apple pie - not poor just financially embarrassed millionaires

Published Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:32 AM

Great Hunger Museum is new hallowed ground for Irish American’s to experience Ireland’s Famine history

When you step into the new Great Hunger Museum near the campus of Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, you are almost entering hallowed ground.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:33 AM

Brian Kelly wants Notre Dame to enjoy their success so far this season - VIDEO

Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly would be forgiven for getting carried away after the fantastic start to the season that his team has had. The Fighting Irish have remained undefeated after four tough games and are one of the most improved teams in the NFL, but Kelly remains unfazed by this success.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Friday, October 5, 2012, 8:54 AM

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