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Democratic near panic in Washington as Mitt Romney bandwagon rolls -- Contrast in mood with happy Republicans is very evident as race closes

Published Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:30 AM

Death of Rory Staunton galvanises nationwide effort to stop sepsis

A nationwide effort to catch a fatal illness in children has begun In the wake of the tragic death of 12-year-old Rory Staunton at the hands of sepsis,The New York Times has reported.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:03 AM

IrishCentral asks New Yorkers “Do you think gay couples should be allowed to marry?” - VIDEO

Watch more of our IrishCentral videos here Do you want “legislation on love” or do you want everyone, including gay couples, “to be happy?” We asked the people of New York the question, “Should gay marriage be legalized?” From the tongue-tied to the religious, our roving reporter tracked down some interesting opinions on love, privacy, and gay marriage, in Union Square,

By DARREN REDMOND

Published Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:07 AM

Philadelphia Archbishop slams Pro-choice Democrats ‘embrace’ of abortion - VIDEO

A prominent US Catholic leader has criticized Catholic Democrats who are pro-abortion.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:28 AM

Irish leader Enda Kenny launches $2.6 million IPB Gathering Ireland 2013 Fund

The Irish Prime Minister (An Taoiseach) Enda Kenny today launched a $2.6 million (€2m) IPB Gathering Ireland Fund at Government Buildings.

By JANE WALSH

Published Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:12 AM

Vincent de Paul charity asks Irish government to focus on the wealthy in Budget 2013

The president of a Catholic charity, which helps the poor in their homes, has called on the Irish government to avoid making cuts on those in Ireland’s society who are already having financial troubles.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:39 AM

Donald Trump’s top ten bizarre quotes about Obama administration – VIDEO

1. On President Obama’s long-form birth certificate - "I have people that have been studying [Obama's birth certificate] and they cannot believe what they're finding...

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:53 AM

Settlement reached 12-year-old girl’s court case against parents after fatal crash

A settlement has been reached in the legal case where 12-year-old Longford girl Faith Varden Carberry attempted to bring up both of her parents and the Motor Insurance Bureau of Ireland for damages in the High Court. Now, only the Insurance Bureau will be brought up for charges.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:47 AM

FBI investigates NYPD officer’s involvement in plot to cook and eat women

An investigation has been launched into NYPD officer Gilberto Valle after he was found to be suspected of plotting to kidnap, torture, cook and kill women.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, October 26, 2012, 7:43 AM

Yet another racist cocktail - you’ll never guess what’s in an Irish trash can cocktail

You would imagine that after the outcry within the Irish community over the “Irish car bomb” cocktail and stereotypical and insulting products released over the St Patrick’s Day period that people would have more sense than to come up with yet another cocktail with an offensive name.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:16 AM

Exclusive - Irish horror “Citadel” set in Ballymun, Dublin set to send chills down US spines - VIDEO

In Citadel, the atmospheric new horror flick by newcomer Irish director Ciaran Foy, what we don't know can really, really hurt us.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:07 AM

Preview: No. 5 Notre Dame fights for respect against No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners

In what is shaping up to be the statement game for the Fighting Irish, No. 5 Notre Dame (7-0) is on the road Saturday in Norman, Oklahoma to face the No. 8 Oklahoma Sooners (5-1) at Gaylord Family Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. All this excitement starts at 8 pm ET and will be broadcast on ABC.

By BRYAN FIZTGERALD

Published Friday, October 26, 2012, 8:33 AM

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