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Hurricane Sandy hit Irish neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey hardest

Like at 9/11, Irish Americans were hit disproportionately hard by Hurricane Sandy with three of the most Irish neighborhoods in America on the front line.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 7:13 AM

Hurricane Sandy -- IrishCentral staffers share their storm stories

In the wake of the worst storm in New York in recent history, the IrishCentral staff give eyewitness accounts of their experience of Superstorm Sandy and how their areas have been affected.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 6:52 AM

Ireland’s most haunted house to reveal its horrors in time for Halloween - VIDEO

The owner of Ireland’s most haunted house has opened his doors to the public – just in time for Halloween.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 6:48 AM

Irish Golden Circle still shining despite massive recession -- Still running the show despite bankrupting the country

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 7:00 AM

Mother relives the horror of suicide victim’s cyber bullying - calls on teens not to respond to online bullies

The mother of 13-year-old Erin Gallagher, the Donegal girl who committed suicide, has spoken out about the online bullying which pushed her daughter over the edge and how she has previously reported it to the police.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 6:49 AM

Ireland doesn’t need a second bailout says bondholder who describes it as a role model

A U.S. bond manager has described Ireland as a role model for how the US and Eurozone can deal with their ongoing debt issues.

By DARA KELLY

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 6:52 AM

BBC documentary claims British Artillery fired first shots of Irish Civil War

A newly discovered military memoir has claimed that British Army artillery crews were commandeered by Michael Collins at the start of the Irish Civil War.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 7:36 AM

Bill Clinton and Joe Biden continue Obama team campaign as President focuses on Sandy aftermath

When Hurricane Sandy hit, President Obama knew what he had to do. Just days before the presidential election, the president handed his campaign banner over to Vice President Joe Biden on Monday, with help from the man he has dubbed his 'Secretary of Explaining Stuff,' former President Bill Clinton.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 8:03 AM

Ireland's oldest working woman celebrates her 90th birthday

This is what ninety looks like. County Donegal's Mary Lafferty still puts in a full week’s work at Killybegs Community Hospital, in her ninth decade. 


By DARA KELLY

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 8:14 AM

Tourism Ireland becomes third most popular tourism board in the world ahead of the Gathering 2013

Tourism Ireland has reached one million Facebook fans from around the world, an astonishing online success that makes it the third most popular tourism board, the Irish Examiner reports.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 7:41 AM

Ireland in the 1970s – a powerful new book by historian Diarmuid Ferriter

For anyone who came of age in Ireland during the 1970s, festivals loomed large. There were all kinds of great festivals on the calendar.

By RICHARD FITZPATRICK

Published Wednesday, October 31, 2012, 7:53 AM

Can Manti Te'o win the Heisman?

Published Tuesday, October 30, 2012, 12:46 PM

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