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Why Chris Christie bear hug will deliver White House to Barack Obama -- Did New Jersey governor deliberately snub Mitt Romney after VP diss?

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 7:00 AM

Actor Gabriel Byrne slams The Gathering as ‘a scam‘ aimed at gullible Americans

The Irish actor Gabriel Byrne has slammed The Gathering 2013 initiative as 'a scam'.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 7:05 AM

Newgrange stone age builders first to believe in life after death says new book

The Stone Age community that built Ireland’s world famous Newgrange monument, over 5,000 years ago, might have been among the earliest people to realise that the human soul survives physical death and journeys to a wonderful otherworld, a new book reveals.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 7:11 AM

Hurricane Sandy also smashed into the Irish Community in Woodlawn

Woodlawn, an Irish neighborhood situated at the Bronx and Yonkers border, struggles to restore order in the face of power outages, fuel shortages and widespread panic after Hurricane Sandy.

By BRENDAN CHARLES

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 7:21 AM

Donegal priest pays tribute to two sons of Irish emigrant killed in Hurricane Sandy

The Donegal community is mourning the loss of two young boys whose lives were claimed by Hurricane Sandy, a parish priest has said.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 7:28 AM

US Airways launch daily flights from Philadelphia to Shannon

From next summer, US Airways will operate a daily service from Philadelphia to Shannon, in the south west of Ireland.

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 7:57 AM

Aer Lingus’ link to the United States is important to Ireland’s export economy

The Irish Exporters Association has stressed Aer Lingus’ “strategic importance to Ireland’s export industry. Trade to the US accounts for 50 percent of Ireland’s exports and 43 percent of imports.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 8:00 AM

Irish Americans encouraged to join international Gathering in Ireland of the O’Neill clan

Irish Americans are being encouraged to go back to their roots as plans are unveiled for a major clan gathering in Ireland.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 8:27 AM

Top ten things you didn't know about Ireland - sport, history, culture and more

1. Technically, it is an offense to be drunk in public in Ireland - Regulations introduced last year allow the police to issue on-the-spot fines for anyone caught being drunk in a public place in Ireland.

By CONN CORRIGAN

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 8:34 AM

Luxury "Quiet Man" Ashford Castle hotel for sale for half the 2007 price

Ashford Castle, a five-star Irish hotel made famous in the classic movie "The Quiet Man" went on the market last week for 25 million euros ($32.46 million) - half the price paid for it in 2007 by property developer Gerry Barrett.

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 7:47 AM

News from Ireland - news from around the 32 counties

ANTRIM - A man who stabbed his mother to death on Mother's Day last year has pleaded guilty to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

By BRENDAN CHARLES

Published Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 7:39 AM

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