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Why Mitt Romney won the debate despite what the media says -- Romney polled much better on key economic issues after stand-off

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012, 8:30 AM

Michael O’Leary’s Ryanair launches 2013 calendar - PHOTOS & VIDEO

Budget Irish airline Ryanair launched their 2013 annual charity calendar in Dublin this week.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:06 AM

Emigration the only way out for young Irish in Ireland -- No future, no jobs, no hope if they stay behind

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:15 AM

Protests over abortion clinic in Belfast set to take place today

A major demonstration is expected today in Belfast when Ireland’s first abortion clinic opens.

By JAMES O'BRIEN

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:36 AM

GOP VP candidate Paul Ryan not getting the Irish support in ancestral home

In this year’s election, Irish American Paul Ryan is failing to make the Irish connection that Barack Obama has succeeded in securing.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:40 AM

Irish ‘Game of Thrones’ actor stole groceries to feed his children

Joe Purcell, a Dublin actor who stars in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”, has been sentenced to 100 hours of community service for stealing food to feed his family.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012, 8:03 AM

Sean Quinn Jr back behind bars after losing his court appeal over lying about family assets

Sean Quinn Jr, son of bankrupt former billionaire Sean Quinn, has lost an appeal to overturn sentences imposed on him for contempt of court and asset stripping and was ordered to complete his three month prison term by Ireland’s highest court today.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:54 AM

They’re back! Fianna Fail rise strongly in Irish poll

Fianna Fail appear to have come back from the political dead and they are now Ireland’s second biggest party according to a new Irish Times poll.

By JAMES O'BRIEN

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012, 7:31 AM

Top ten archaeological finds in Ireland - PHOTOS

Ireland has a rich history of stunning archaeological finds. From jewelry, to people, to ancient sites, here are some of the more recent artifacts discovered in and around Ireland.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012, 8:29 AM

Brian Friel’s 'Freedom of the City' at the Irish Rep - Freedom’s just another word

In Irish playwright Brian Friel's uncharacteristically furious drama The Freedom of the City, now playing at the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York, the long and tragic conflict between Ireland and Britain is presented as lucidly as you're ever likely to see.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012, 8:27 AM

Chris O’Dowd receives a heroes welcome in Dublin at ‘The Sapphires’ premiere - VIDEO

The Savoy Cinema rolled out the blue carpet for the Dublin premiere of O’Dowd’s new film, “The Sapphires” Tuesday night, according to the Irish Times.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012, 8:32 AM

Ireland’s Football Association backs Giovanni Trapattoni to stay on as Republic Manager

In a move that will surely divide Irish soccer fans, the Football Association of Ireland have issued a statement backing Giovanni Trapattoni to continue on as Republic of Ireland manager.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Thursday, October 18, 2012, 8:35 AM

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