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Living through Hurricane Sandy as she came ashore -- Scariest moments as my life as monster storm hit

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:45 AM

IrishCentral polling Irish Americans on voting preference in US election

Starting today, IrishCentral, in conjunction with Amarach Research, is conducting the first ever poll of Irish Americans in a presidential election.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6:36 AM

Election fever hits Ohio as Irish divided on who will win their vote -- Barack Obama or Mitt Romney?

In Cleveland, Ohio, everyone has an opinion about November 6th. The one thing that people agree on at the West Side Irish American Club, is that Election Day cannot come soon enough.

By MOLLY MULDOON, in Cleveland, Ohio

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:10 AM

When a Category Three hurricane struck Ireland in 1839

Ireland has suffered one major hurricane in the last few centuries. ‘The Night of the Big Wind’ (in Irish : Oídhche na Gaoithe Móire) was a massive hurricane that swept over Ireland on the night of January 6th 1839.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6:37 AM

'Irish mafia' play key role in keeping Barack Obama updated on terror threats

US President Barack Obama has a dependable 'Irish mafia' within the White House to advise him on key international matters, his anti-terrorism chief said this week.

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 8:18 AM

Police warnings were ignored as convicted Donegal caretaker continued to abuse boys

A damning report will outline how a pedophile in Donegal was able to abuse more victims after health officials failed to properly monitor him.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:58 AM

Family devastated after 13-year-old Donegal girl commits suicide due to vicious online bullying

Erin Gallagher (13) from Ballybofey, County Donegal, committed suicide last weekend having been bullied online, relentlessly, according to her family.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:18 AM

Christine Quinn backed 'Clinic Protection Project' due to begin at NYC abortion clinics

As of Thursday, volunteers will escort abortion patients at heavily protested New York City clinics, as part of a new City Council-backed plan dubbed the “Clinic Protection Project.”

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:25 AM

Halloween, a history - an Irish invention and an American export

Halloween was invented by the Irish, but when I first moved here it wasn't that big a deal.

By JOHN FAY

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6:36 AM

Win two roundtrip tickets to Ireland with IrishCentral - meet our last very happy winners!

IrishCentral is giving you the chance to win two round trip tickets to Ireland. Simply become a fan of IrishCentral’s Facebook page and then answer a very simple question.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 7:31 AM

The five worst Irish storms of all time remembered

1. The Night of the Big Wind - 1839 - Ireland has suffered one major hurricane in the last few centuries. ‘The Night of the Big Wind’ was a massive hurricane that swept over Ireland on the night of January 6th 1839.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 6:36 AM

Boston Celtics NBA 2012 Tip-Off - Meet the Roster

Published Monday, October 29, 2012, 5:00 PM

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