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Hurricane Sandy is set to blow Obama and Romney campaigns right off course - Election will take a back seat to “perfect storm” as it blows in

Published Sunday, October 28, 2012, 9:00 AM

Google Earth image finds ancient Irish settlement at Hill of Tara

A Dublin lecturer has discovered an unknown prehistoric site at the Hill of Tara – without even leaving his desk!

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, October 28, 2012, 7:43 AM

“Down and Out” Colin Farrell seen shooting "Winter's Tale" in New York

Actor Colin Farrell could have easily been mistaken for a vagrant while shooting "Winter's Tale" in New York on Friday.

By DARA KELLY

Published Sunday, October 28, 2012, 7:50 AM

Irish citizen arrested and charged with defrauding Facebook and founder Mark Zuckerberg

The Irish American businessman who claimed he was the majority shareholder in Facebook has been arrested for attempting to defraud the company and its founder Mark Zuckerberg.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, October 28, 2012, 8:05 AM

Undercover investigation of Irish family planning clinics reveals illegal abortion advice

An undercover investigation in Ireland has revealed that staff at some pregnancy counseling services are giving advice that could put women's lives at risk.

By DARA KELLY

Published Sunday, October 28, 2012, 8:28 AM

Irish explorers discover underwater mountain ranges in the Atlantic Ocean - VIDEO

Irish research has helped discover a volcanic landscape along the Mid- Atlantic Ridge, a vast underwater mountain range that extends almost the entire length of the ocean. The new discoveries are featured on National Geographic’s program ‘The Alien Deep.’

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Sunday, October 28, 2012, 1:59 AM

Irishman appears on US TV show ‘The Doctors’ after amazing 140Ib weight loss

A Donegal electrician who lost 140 pounds (10 stone) is to appear on the US TV show ‘The Doctors’ to tell his story of how he went from 26 stone to 16 stone in order to help other people lose weight also.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Sunday, October 28, 2012, 1:57 AM

How the Benedictine Nuns have run Kylemore Abbey for the past 100 years - despite all the odds

They say that when you’re in Kylemore you are only two feet from heaven, and given the beauty one finds all around there, it could well be true.

By WILLIAM A THOMAS

Published Sunday, October 28, 2012, 1:53 AM

Forbes reports Ireland is back in business with small enthusiastic startup companies

Forbes magazine is trumpeting Ireland's determination to become Europe’s Silicon Valley.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10:24 AM

Halloween 'Scream' cookies recipe - a terrifying and delicious treat

It is only a weeks until Halloween so I am going to give you a head start with this recipe as it is a little more challenging than our usual stuff.

By CHEF MICHAEL GILLIGAN

Published Sunday, October 28, 2012, 1:54 AM

Details of the Gaelic Players Association AGM after a year of historic changes in GAA

The following motions were passed at the meeting: 1. Combined Ulster Hurling Squads - "The GPA recommends that the GAA and the Ulster Council examine the possibility

By SEAN POTTS

Published Sunday, October 28, 2012, 1:56 AM

Patrick Hyland Set to Fight Javier Fortuna for World Title

Patrick Hyland (27-0, 12 KOs) will fight Javier Fortuna (20-0, 15 KOs) for the interim WBA featherweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on December 8. The pair are set to meet on the undercard of the Manny Pacquiao/Juan Manuel Marquez fight in a contest scheduled for 12 rounds.

By DECLAN O'KELLY

Published Saturday, October 27, 2012, 7:35 AM

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