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Heartbreak as two little boys swept away during Hurricane Sandy are buried

There were heartbreaking scenes of grief as two Irish American kids, whose father is from Donegal, were buried yesterday in Brooklyn, victims of Hurricane Sandy.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:38 AM

Daniel Day-Lewis is incredible as Abraham Lincoln in new film - A film that will surely touch the souls of millions who see it

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:30 AM

Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island closed indefinitely due to ‘significant’ storm damage - VIDEO

Both the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island will remain closed to tourists indefinitely, a spokesman for the National Park Service confirmed.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:06 AM

‘Quiet Man’ actress Maureen O’Hara seen as a feminist icon - VIDEO

One of the leading voices in Irish cinema has described ‘Quiet Man’ star Maureen O’Hara as a feminist icon.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012, 8:07 AM

Irish politicians feel hopeful that Barack Obama will deliver on immigration reform

After House Republican Speaker John Boehner came out in support of comprehensive immigration reform Irish politicians have been making their voices heard on the issue which affects up to 50,000 undocumented Irish in the US and the future flow of immigrants.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012, 8:14 AM

Gay candidates, gay rights win at US polls

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012, 9:30 AM

Ireland’s tourism bosses tell Gabriel Byrne to stick to acting over The Gathering ‘scam’ comments

Irish tourism officials have accused Gabriel Byrne of engaging in a "precious little rant" after he slammed the Gathering initiative as a money-making "scam".

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:54 AM

Gerry Adams and Martin McGuinness appeal to Hillary Clinton for help on ‘Free Marian Price’ campaign

Northern Ireland’s Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams have appealed to US political leaders to support calls for the release of political prisoner Marian Price.

By DARA KELLY

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:54 AM

Timothy Dolan announces aid for Hurricane Sandy victims from the Archdiocese of New York

New York’s Archbishop, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, announced that due to the generosity of the people of the Archdiocese, they will be able to respond to the needs of families, individuals, parishes, Catholic institutions and charities, and other community organizations that were harmed by Superstorm Sandy.

By JANE WALSH

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012, 9:04 AM

Irish women and children protested US President for lack of support for Ireland’s Independence - PHOTOS

These amazing photographs, archived by the US Library of Congress, show Irish women and children in peaceful protest outside the White House, on Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington DC.

By DARA KELLY

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:58 AM

Bono's daughter, actress Eve Hewson, keeps her feet on the ground while promoting "This Must Be the Place"

Irish actress Eve Hewson – also known as Bono’s daughter – has been doing her bit to promote her first feature film, This Must Be the Place, which opened here in limited release last week.

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:57 AM

End in sight for the ‘O Generation’ - Brian O’Driscoll, Ronan O’Gara and Paul O’Connell

Despite an impressive collective records amongst the Irish rugby greats Brian O’Driscoll (33), Ronan O’Gara (35) and Paul O’Connell (33), their days in the limelight may be dwindling.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:59 AM

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