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Dramatic shift as House Speaker Boehner now backs immigration reform

In a major breakthrough House Republican Speaker John Boehner has come out in favor of comprehensive immigration reform.


Published Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:05 AM

‘Physically and emotionally, people are distraught’ - Gerritsen Beach in terrible condition in Sandy aftermath

My home, like most of the homes in Gerritsen Beach, was flooded with over six feet of water. Homes and cars of residents are completely destroyed.


Published Friday, November 9, 2012, 6:53 AM

Bono and Ali move to New York to be with their daughters

Bono and his wife Ali missed their two daughters so much when they moved to America that they have moved to New York to be with them.


Published Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:10 AM

Pregnant Irish woman Aoife Phelan was beaten to death and buried in barrel

Police in Laois have confirmed the body discovered on Thursday, was that of pregnant missing woman Aoife Phelan.


Published Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:16 AM

Irish people at the tipping point - anger and cynicism among Irish over austerity cuts and economy is palpable

Published Friday, November 9, 2012, 8:16 AM

Hurricane Sandy exposed New York City's faults - why do we put up with shoddy 19th century infrastructure?

Published Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:15 AM

Congressman-elect Joseph P Kennedy III plans to model himself on his Uncle Ted

Congressman-elect Joseph P Kennedy III has a number of hurdles to clear as a freshman heading for Capitol Hill. However, the fourth generation Kennedy will be looking to his famous Grand Uncle Teddy and how he handled himself in congress.


Published Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:47 AM

Mentally ill Tuscon shooter sentenced - Gabrielle Giffords face Jared Loughner in court - VIDEO

Jared Lee Loughner, 24, the man who went on a 2011 Arizona shooting rampage that left six people dead and wounded former US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords has been sentenced to seven life terms, plus 140 years in prison.


Published Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:54 AM

Michael O'Leary's Ryanair reports profit boost - still determined to take over Aer Lingus

The London Olympics were a big boost to low-fares charger Ryanair, pushing business up to a €596 million profit after tax on a revenue turnover in the first six months of the year of a massive €3.11 billion.


Published Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:19 AM

Could Ireland’s cloudy weather be the reason for the stereotypical red hair?

New Scottish research has found that the Celts flaming red hair can be put down to the weather. With ten percent in Ireland and 13 percent of people in Scotland boasting of glorious red hair, there could be something to it.


Published Friday, November 9, 2012, 7:39 AM

Jimmy Fallon Spoofs Mitt Romney’s concession phone call- VIDEO

Comedian Jimmy Fallon spoofed Mitt Romney’s call to newly re-elected President Barack Obama on the “Late Show with Jimmy Fallon” after the Tuesday election, according to the NY Post.


Published Friday, November 9, 2012, 8:22 AM

Preview: No. 4 Notre Fighting Irish vs. Boston College Eagles

In what has become known in college football as “The Holy War”, No. 4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-0) will square off against the Boston College Eagles (2-7) this Saturday at Alumni Stadium at Chestnut Hill. The Kickoff is scheduled for 8 pm ET and will be broadcast on your local ABC affiliate.


Published Friday, November 9, 2012, 8:35 AM

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