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Irish atheist student says school forced him to attend prayer meeting

A young Irish atheist has made an official complaint after his school forced him to attend a multi-denominational prayer service.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, October 21, 2012, 7:47 AM

U.S. Ambassador’s wife Patricia Rooney donates $250,000 to Obama

Patricia Rooney, the wife of U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney, has given $250,000 to the Obama campaign split between the American Priorities Super Pac and American Bridge 21st Century, a group that does opposition research.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, October 21, 2012, 7:30 AM

Catholic Church to make full apology to priest accused in the wrong

The Catholic Church is to make a full apology to a priest wrongly accused of child protection issues.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, October 21, 2012, 7:24 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

No 'fake' good deed goes unpunished - Paul Ryan's charity begins at photo ops

Published Sunday, October 21, 2012, 9:15 AM

Bono says Time Magazine got it wrong with Enda Kenny cover

U2 star Bono has criticized Time Magazine’s decision to put Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny on their cover – and said they got the wrong man.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, October 21, 2012, 8:10 AM

Irish university graduates unhappy with the year-long J1 visa

Irish students in New York on the year-long J-1 graduate visa available to recent university graduates, or those still completing a course of study, have declared themselves unhappy with the services offered by issuing companies such as USIT and GO4LESS, according to a random survey taken by the Irish Voice last week.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Sunday, October 21, 2012, 7:51 AM

Conference hears Ireland could be a role model for gay, lesbian and transgender rights

Ireland could act as a model European state for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex rights if it chose to according to a top international human rights activist.

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Published Saturday, October 20, 2012, 9:44 AM

Top ten Irish traditions for Halloween – SEE PHOTOS

The celebration of Halloween began in Ireland in about 1000 AD so its no wonder that there are so many Irish Halloween traditions that continue around the world every year.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Sunday, October 21, 2012, 7:10 AM

Irish nannies offered $100,000 salaries and life of luxury in Russia

Irish nannies have been offered a $100,000 plus wage packet to live in luxury in Russia.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, October 21, 2012, 8:20 AM

Irish American novelist Denis Lehane’s tale of love and revenge in the Prohibition era - “Live by Night” is his finest achievement

Livee By Night is Irish American novelist Dennis Lehane's atmospheric follow up to The Given Day and it's unquestionably his finest achievement. A tale of love and revenge in the Prohibition era, every page leaps to life with all the grit and glamour of the Jazz Age. Cahir O'Doherty talks to the bestselling author of Moonlight Mile and Gone, Baby Gone about the hard living gangsters that populate his most accomplished work to date.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Sunday, October 21, 2012, 7:56 AM

Champion boxer Mike Tyson takes his one man show to Limerick

Mike Tyson took his one-man stage show on the road last week and landed at Thomond Park in Co. Limerick, where 700 people ponied up various amounts of money to hear him talk about his wild life and times.

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Sunday, October 21, 2012, 7:55 AM

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