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96 percent in Ireland say they would vote for Obama in US election - Puzzled Americans ask why do Irish in Ireland dislike the GOP so much?

Published Saturday, October 20, 2012, 7:16 AM

Rory McIlroy has Nike $250 million deal in the works

US PGA champion Rory McIlroy is in line for a $250 million windfall from sports giants Nike.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, October 20, 2012, 7:22 AM

Top ten Halloween costumes for 2012 with an Irish twist - from One Direction to Dracula

Do want an Irish costume for Halloween but don’t want to recycle what you wore for St. Patrick’s Day?

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Saturday, October 20, 2012, 7:16 AM

Major blow as German Chancellor Merkel dashes hopes for Irish debt paydown

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has dealt a major blow to Ireland’s hope for an Irish bank debt deal by stating that no funds from the new European Union bail out fund can be used retroactively.

By LIAM RYAN

Published Saturday, October 20, 2012, 7:41 AM

Woman’s leg found washed up on popular Dublin beach

Dublin police are confident that DNA testing will help with their bid to identify a human leg found washed up on a popular beach.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, October 20, 2012, 7:51 AM

Salt Lake Tribune endorses Obama - no longer trusts what Mitt Romney stands for

Published Saturday, October 20, 2012, 9:00 AM

Man charged with murder of missing Offaly veterinary Catherine Gowing in North Wales

Clive Sharp has been charged with the murder of Offaly woman Catherine Gowing in North Wales.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, October 20, 2012, 7:44 AM

Conservative Irish Catholic group supports gay adoption over children in orphanages

The conservative Irish religious group, the Iona Institute, has come out in favor of adoption by gays couples, favoring this over “Romanian-style” orphanages.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, October 20, 2012, 7:43 AM

Ireland’s bankrupt billionaire Sean Quinn escapes jail again with two week reprieve

Businessman Sean Quinn Jr has walked from jail in Dublin – but his bankrupt father Sean could follow him to Mountjoy.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, October 20, 2012, 7:57 AM

Letters from Ireland’s War of Independence sold at auction - despite protests to keep them in public domain

A unique collection of War of Independence letters were sold at auction in Cork this week, despite calls for the collection to be kept in public ownership.

By DARA KELLY

Published Saturday, October 20, 2012, 8:15 AM

Ten ways for Americans to learn to swear with an Irish accent

Learn to say ‘Jaysus’ not ‘Jesus’ when swearing --very important as it immediately marks you as a Mick.

By S.F. ADAMS

Published Saturday, October 20, 2012, 8:25 AM

Champion boxer Katie Taylor says “there’s is nothing better than boxing for my country and bringing home medals”

Katie Taylor has announced that she has turned down offers from the professional ranks and will remain boxing in the amateur code.

By JANE WALSH

Published Saturday, October 20, 2012, 8:26 AM

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