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Anti-Mitt Romney bias in Ireland slammed by leading Irish commentator

A leading Irish commentator Marc Coleman, economics editor for Newstalk and a columnist for the Irish Independent, has claimed that there is a major anti-Romney bias in the Irish media.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:17 AM

Two-thirds of Irish support gay marriage new poll shows

A new poll shows that 66 percent of Irish adults support same-sex marriage.

By DARA KELLY

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

The weird and wonderful place names around Ireland

To be sure, in terms of bizarre place names, Ireland can’t match its British neighbor across the water: It’s hard to compete with, say, Butt Hole Road, Crapstone, Ugley, East Breast, and Penistone.

By CONN CORRIGAN

Published Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:22 AM

Suspected pedophile Jimmy Savile boasted of IRA connections for protection

Jimmy Savile, former BBC personality who died last year, and now an accused pedophile, reportedly boasted IRA connections as a form of protection for himself.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:55 AM

79 percent of Irish public back Barack Obama in the US Presidential race

Barack Obama has received a vote of confidence from the Irish public in his bid to stay in the White House. 79 per cent say they would vote for him.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:37 AM

German chancellor and Irish leader agree on special Irish deal on EU debt

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has claimed victory in his battle to persuade Europe to change the terms of the bank bail-out.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:31 AM

Michaela Harte’s family launch legal action against honeymoon hotel where she was murdered

Michaela Harte’s family are to sue the hotel where she was murdered on her honeymoon for almost $2million.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:34 AM

Scores of Irish police leaving to sign up in Australian police forces

Scores of Irish police are quitting Ireland and taking offers to join Australian police forces where they are better compensated.

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Published Sunday, October 21, 2012, 9:56 AM

Leader of Fianna Fail critical of Irish government’s lack of progress with Northern Ireland

Micheal Martin, leader of the main opposition party in Ireland, Fianna Fail, spoke out on Sunday criticizing the current Irish coalition government’s lack of involvement with Northern Ireland.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:58 AM

Police catch US soldier fugitive on run over $75m mortgage fraud

Irish police have caught a fugitive who has been on the run for three years for $75m mortgage fraud US.

By DARA KELLY

Published Monday, October 22, 2012, 8:07 AM

Two-year-old and her 12 week old sister die in Galway road tragedy

A Galway town is in mourning after a two-year-old girl and her baby sister were mown down by a runaway car while out walking with their father.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, October 22, 2012, 7:41 AM

Donegal native, Michael McLaughline to fight Robert Brando-Hunt in Rhode Island

Donegal native, Michael McLaughline from Glengad in Inishown, is pegged as the next hot contender on the Irish boxing circuit.

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Published Monday, October 22, 2012, 8:57 AM

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