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Ireland’s first abortion clinic opens in Belfast despite opposition

The first abortion clinic on the island of Ireland has opened in Belfast.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:17 AM

Catholicism fast becoming the dominant US religion new poll shows -- As Protestant numbers decline, Catholics now come center stage

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:30 AM

Senator David Norris believes IRA hero Michael Collins may have been gay

Former Irish presidential candidate, David Norris, has claimed that revolutionary leader Michael Collins may have been a homosexual.

By DARA KELLY

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:21 AM

Joseph P Kennedy III and Dr John Lahey recognized among top New England Irish honorees

The immigrant experience in America is about building a better tomorrow while giving back to society and to those who have helped us along the way.

By JAMES NAUGHTON

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:35 AM

Irish bets are still on Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election

Paddy Powers, Ireland’s largest bookmakers, are giving odds in favour of Barack Obama winning the 2012 presidential election against Republican Mitt Romney.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:42 AM

Ireland’s bankers finally face the music in court -- Anglo Irish bosses will be judged before their peers

How the mighty have fallen in Ireland with the news that Sean FitzPatrick and two colleagues will stand trial for their actions during the collapse of Anglo-Irish Bank which almost bankrupted the Irish state along with it.

By Irish Voice Editorial

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:30 AM

“Seven Psychopaths” starring Colin Farrell, Woody Harrelson and Sam Rockwell to take box office by storm - VIDEO

Some people suspect psychopaths surround them, but writer Marty Faranan (Colin Farrell) knows it for a fact.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:29 AM

Vatican continue to silence ‘liberal’ Catholic priest Father Tony Flannery

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) has issued fresh documentation for Father Tony Flannery to sign after the priest’s ‘liberal’ views came to light this year.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:53 AM

Could Ireland’s economy be on the up? Barryroe oil could mean beginning of Irish oil industries

Providence Resources PLC, an Irish-based oil company that has been digging in every major basin in Ireland, have finally made a big find off the coast of Barryroe, County Cork with 1-1.6 million barrels of oil found in the Irish Sea.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:51 AM

Peaches Geldof slams people who oppose gay marriage as ‘small-minded bigots’

The blonde star - the daughter of Bob Geldof - has joined the campaign to legalise gay marriage in the UK and is astounded at how many people are still opposed to it in modern society.

By BUZZ BRADY

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:30 AM

Effect of Ireland’s brain drain plague - Heartbroken Irish mother says goodbye to her emigrating daughter

My husband died over eleven years ago, and since then it has been me and my daughter. She is 25 years old and in October she is emigrating.

By MARY MCCARTHY

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:24 AM

Rory McIlroy insists there is no great rivalry with Tiger Woods

Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are playing for big money at the World Golf final event in Turkey – but the Ulsterman insists there is no great rivalry between the pair.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Thursday, October 11, 2012, 7:23 AM

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