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Barack Obama’s presence at Catholic Al Smith dinner is called ‘insulting’

On Thursday, President Barack Obama will attend the annual Al Smith fundraising dinner in New York City. Also in attendance will be Cardinal Dolan, setting the scene for a potential clash, say conservatives.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:04 AM

President Michael D Higgins pays tribute to Argentina's Irish diaspora

In his address at a reception in Buenos Aires for Argentina's 500,000-strong Irish community on Saturday, Irish President Michael D Higgins focused on the contributions the Irish had made in creating modern Argentina. The country has the largest Irish diaspora in the non-English speaking world. Entire villages from the Midlands in Ireland moved to Argentina in the 19th century fleeing famine and oppression. The community has the longest continuously published Irish newspaper outside Ireland, the Southern Cross, first published  in

By DARA KELLY

Published Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:08 AM

Gay Michael Collins claim in new book is dismissed by family

Members of Michael Collins’ family have strongly dismissed claims by Senator David Norris that the Irish rebel leader was gay.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:11 AM

Seminar hears Irish government could cash in with fat tax levy

The Irish government could raise over $300million from a Fat Tax according to experts.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:16 AM

Irish woman will lead local social media reporting on presidential debate

Irish woman Kelly Fincham will lead the online news production at the award-winning Long Island Report at Hofstra University which is hosting the second presidential debate on Oct. 16.

By SEAN O'BRIEN

Published Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:27 AM

Major security for Northern Ireland’s first abortion clinic in Belfast

Massive security is expected for Northern Ireland’s first ever abortion clinic set to open this Thursday in Belfast.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:39 AM

Sean Quinn breaks down in tears as 5,000 march in support of his family’s bank battle

Bankrupt billionaire Sean Quinn broke down in tears at the latest rally in support of his family, just days before he faces a High Court appearance.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:36 AM

Proud of your Irish assets? - Women's average breast size is increasing

Published Sunday, October 14, 2012, 11:00 AM

Saoirse Ronan presented with the Maureen O’Hara Award in Kerry

Saoirse Ronan was in Tralee on Saturday to be presented with the Maureen O’Hara Award at the Kerry Film Festival Awards.

By BUZZ BRADY

Published Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:53 AM

Exciting new movie "Atlas Shrugged Part 2", timed for elections, according to producer - VIDEO

Published Monday, October 15, 2012, 8:00 AM

Naughty Niall Horan and One Direction talk about their bad boy behavior

Published Monday, October 15, 2012, 8:00 AM

Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni could be sacked by the end of the week

Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni could be sacked as early as Wednesday according to reports in the Irish media.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, October 15, 2012, 7:46 AM

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