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Joe Biden wins debate by not losing and ‘mullarkey’ accusations fly -- Biden, Ryan donnybrook was a debate to really remember - VIDEO

Published Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:30 AM

Irish tourist firms gives US veterans a free golfing vacation in Ireland

Irish tourism operators have given their services free to a group of wounded United States soldiers in providing them with a unique golfing tour.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:24 AM

Heard some crazy baby names? Get a load of these on the streets of NYC - VIDEO

Last week we reported that Michael and Liam were among the most popular Irish baby names in the United States, according to the latest state-by-state breakdown of top baby names.

By DARREN REDMOND

Published Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:27 AM

Abortion activists go head to head over new Belfast clinic - VIDEO

There has been a mixed response to the planned opening of Ireland’s first abortion clinic in Belfast.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:05 AM

Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio to go green for St Patrick’s Day

The world famous Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil is set to join a growing list of world monuments that will be donning green on St. Patrick’s Day.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:10 AM

Albert E. Smith named as 2013 grand marshal of NYC's St Patrick’s Day Parade

Before a festive mixture of dignitaries, revelers and members of the press, the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee installed Albert E. Smith as its 2013 grand marshal.

By BRENDAN CHARLES

Published Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:22 AM

Priest sparks outrage after allowing mother to outline her abortion during Mass

A Cork priest has sparked outrage after he allowed a woman to give a graphic account of her abortion during a children’s Mass.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:07 AM

Lucky number seven for Colin Farrell with 'Seven Psychopaths' gig - VIDEO

This week Martin McDonagh's new film Seven Psychopaths opens, and it’s sure to take the Irish playwright and film director to a new level of success after the 2008 indie hit In Bruges. Cahir O'Doherty talks to the Oscar winning writer about celebrating each Christmas in Galway, his long journey from working class south London to the palm trees of Hollywood, and his plan to return to Ireland in theater and film.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:34 AM

'Adios Amigo' Farewell to the showband king Larry Cunningham - VIDEO

Published Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:30 AM

The Irish Homecoming - No bark, but lots of bite! - a trip to the park that will not be forgotten

April Drew's son Colum had an encounter at a local park that he hasn’t forgotten, much to the chagrin of his mother.

By APRIL DREW

Published Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:32 AM

Dan Rooney aids Croke Park officials in bid to host NFL fixture for The Gathering 2013

Croke Park stadium manager Peter McKenna believes that Ireland is in with a good chance of hosting a National Football League (NFL) away fixture next year.

By DARA KELLY

Published Friday, October 12, 2012, 8:15 AM

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