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Barack Obama owes victory to Hispanics, Clinton, women and blacks -- Immigration reform will likely be top priority of second term - VIDEO

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:30 AM

The Gathering not a scam but an opportunity -- Gabriel Byrne right on culture, wrong on The Gathering

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:15 AM

Irish come together to help those in desperate need after Hurricane Sandy - VIDEO

“It’s absolutely desperate.” So says Danny Moloney, founder and president of Liffey Van Lines in New York, about the dire state of Breezy Point and the Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy mauled the two Queens waterfront communities with large Irish American populations.

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:23 AM

Irish government expresses new hope for U.S. immigration reform

Ireland’s Deputy Leader Eamon Gilmore has stated that the win by President Obama gives new hope for comprehensive immigration reform.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:45 AM

Bill O’Reilly says whites are now very much in the minority - VIDEO

“The white establishment is now the minority,” FOX TV host Bill O'Reilly has said. “And the voters, many of them, feel that the economic system is stacked against them and they want stuff. ”

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:50 AM

Well known Irish American community member’s Long Beach home hit by Sandy

Long Beach, Long Island, one of the most popular summer spots for the New York Irish from all around the city given its proximity to the Atlantic and popular boardwalk and restaurants, not to mention its accessibility via the Long Island Rail Road,

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 8:17 AM

Joe Kennedy III easily wins seat in Congress in Massachusetts 4th district

Joe Kennedy, grandson of RFK, was elected congressman from the 4th district in Massachusetts on Tuesday night.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 7:39 AM

Catholic nun with gambling addiction accused of stealing $128,000 from New York Churches – VIDEO

A Catholic nun has appeared in court for allegedly stealing $128,000 from two New York churches.

By DARA KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 8:03 AM

Martin McGuinness snubbed as prison officer murdered by IRA laid to rest

The north's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness was not welcome to attend the funeral yesterday of David Black, 52, the first prison warden to be shot dead by paramilitaries in 20 years.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 8:06 AM

Robert F Kennedy Jr and late wife allegedly appealed to Sen Al Franken for free windows

Robert F. Kennedy Jr and late wife Mary Richardson Kennedy asked Sen. Al Franken to help them receive free home renovations to their seven bedroom home in Bedford, NY, reports the NY Post.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 8:10 AM

Renowned mailman forecaster predicts Ireland in for a cold, harsh winter

County Donegal has an amateur weather forecaster whose fame has grown as his predictions come true. This year he claims Ireland is in for a bitterly cold winter, complete with heavy snowfall before Christmas.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 8:20 AM

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