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Michigan Democrats say they can win by nominating ‘Irish females’ for elections - VIDEO

The Michigan Democratic party has outlined a plan to win state Supreme Court elections by nominating female Irish Americans.

By DARA KELLY

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:17 AM

Irishman lost 280lbs and goes from suicidal to marathon runner in just one year

A Dublin man plans to run the Dublin City Marathon after losing 280 pounds in the past year. A year ago he weighed more than 490 pounds and now is training for the Marathon on Monday, October 29, according to the Independent.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:12 AM

Most Irish in New York vocal in support of gay marriage, new survey shows

After a poll taken in Ireland this week showed that 66% of adults would support same sex marriage if it came to a referendum, the Irish Voice undertook their own random survey to ascertain whether Irish people living in New York would support same sex marriages.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:22 AM

MI5 secretly spied on Irish construction workers in Britain in 1970s

British spy agency MI5 investigated Irish construction workers in England during the 1970s through a bogus consulting company and had them blacklisted with major employers as a result, the Irish Times has revealed.

By DARA KELLY

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:49 AM

50-year-old man sues Irish State for being kept in conditions of 'quasi-servitude' as a farm boy

An Irishman is suing the Irish state for being held in a state of “quasi-servitude” at the age of nine while working as a farm boy, the High Court has heard.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 8:11 AM

Bill O’Reilly says final debate between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama was ‘so boring’ no one won – VIDEO

Fox news anchor Bill O’Reilly slammed Monday’s night presidential debate as boring, before proclaiming that ‘nobody won’.

By DARA KELLY

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:52 AM

Irishman killed in private airplane crash off Long Island, New York - VIDEO

A small plane crash claimed the lives of an Irish immigrant and his longtime friend off Long Island this past weekend.

By DARA KELLY

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 8:07 AM

Man arrested for threatening 50 children with a fake gun at a youth club

Irish police are questioning a man who is accused of waving an imitation shotgun at a group of up to 50 children at St Mary’s Youth Centre in Tullamore, County Offaly.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 8:04 AM

Irish parents begin voting on who will run Irish junior schools -- Catholic Church may release their hold

Irish parents will shortly begin to vote for who they want to run their local school in a historic new step for Irish education.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:57 AM

And You Can Dance - What Madonna and girls have meant to Ireland

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 9:00 AM

Canadian Girls who placed message in a bottle identified

The two girls who placed a message in a bottle off the Canadian Atlantic coast eight years ago have been identified after the bottle was found in Ireland this week.

By HILDA HIGGINS

Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012, 7:46 AM

New York race to raise funds for inspiring blind Irish running Mark Pollock - VIDEO

A five kilometre run is set to take place in New York’s Riverside Park, on 14th November, to raise funds for The Mark Pollock Trust.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, October 23, 2012, 8:49 AM

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