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Liam and Michael - the top Irish baby names in the U.S.for 2011

Michael and Liam were the most popular Irish baby name in the US, according to the latest state-by-state breakdown of top baby names.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, October 6, 2012, 7:27 AM

Ronald Reagan and Tip O’Neill showed America the way forward says Tip’s son

In a blunt warning to today’s political leaders Thomas O’Neill, the son of ‘Tip’ O’Neill has laid out the necessity for both President Obama and Mitt Romney, whichever is elected to work with the other side.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, October 6, 2012, 7:21 AM

‘Celtic Comeback’ or same old failures for Ireland and Enda Kenny? -- Time cover story and Irish Times lead columnist strongly disagree

Published Saturday, October 6, 2012, 7:47 AM

Canada opens borders to Irish with new visa rules to boost recruitment

Canada is to double the number of working holiday visas available to young Irish people.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, October 6, 2012, 8:03 AM

Are the Irish finally getting angry? - Ministerial car attacked as austerity cuts continue- VIDEO

A Dublin man has been charged with criminal damage for throwing eggs at a car the Deputy Prime Minister was traveling in, on Friday.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, October 6, 2012, 8:22 AM

Anger after dissident Republican plant bomb in built-up Belfast residential area

A viable mortar rocket was discovered by police at the rear of an elderly and infirm woman’s home in north Belfast. Dissident Republicans are thought to be behind the explosive, which could have been used to target a vehicle.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, October 6, 2012, 7:55 AM

Outpouring of grief in Ireland as Jill Meagher, murdered in Melbourne, is remembered

Two weeks ago, 11,800 miles away from Drogheda, County Louth, Jill Meagher was kidnapped and murdered in Melbourne, on her way home from a night out with colleagues. Yesterday Ireland shared in Australia’s grief as thousands walked in silent procession and paid their respects at a memorial mass.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, October 6, 2012, 7:50 AM

Ireland’s Central Bank figures show deposits have risen over two years

New Central Bank figures show that for the first time in over two years the level of private sector deposits is growing on a year-on-year basis.

By DARA KELLY

Published Saturday, October 6, 2012, 7:44 AM

Irish lawyer in Florida charging $200 to applicants for free Diversity Visa forms

An Irish immigration official has warned green card lottery applicants to remain vigilant for scams, as the 2014 Diversity Visa Program opened on Tuesday.

By MOLLY MULDOON

Published Saturday, October 6, 2012, 7:44 AM

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer to launch plans for ‘Titanic II’ at gala dinner in New York City

Australian billionaire Clive Palmer will unveil his plans to build an exact replica of the ill-fated Titanic at a gala dinner event in New York City in December.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, October 6, 2012, 7:42 AM

Irish documentary capture the story of the American Civil War’s first casualty

One of the most asked questions of American Civil War enthusiasts across the States is ‘Who was the first casualty?’

By TOM HURLEY

Published Saturday, October 6, 2012, 8:42 AM

Henry Shefflin, Paul Murphy, and Joe Canning in the running for Hurler of the Year award

Legendary Kilkenny forward Henry Shefflin looks set to win his third Hurler of the Year award after a magnificent championship campaign that saw him finish leading scorer as well as winning a record breaking ninth All Ireland medal.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Friday, October 5, 2012, 11:44 AM

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