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Update from the Rockaways: Elderly in high rise buildings are most at risk in Sandy aftermath

This past weekend was quite a different scene out in Rockaway Beach with hundreds of volunteers, including up to 100 volunteers from the Aisling Center, helping out in whatever way they could.

By ORLA KELLEHER

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:10 AM

Ireland’s Papal Nuncio insists there will never be women priests in the Catholic Church

The Pope’s envoy to Ireland, Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown, has said the Catholic Church’s teachings on the subject are clear, there will never be any possibility of the ordination of women.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:12 AM

Twitter death hoax - Dingle’s Fungi the Dolphin is alive and well

Despite the rumors spreading over Twitter, Fungi the Dolphin is alive and well according to the people of Dingle.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:08 AM

Poppy fascism used against Irish leaders in politics and sport -- No reason to glorify horrific deaths in World War I

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 9:01 AM

Conservatives weigh in on immigration reform -- Sean Hannity, John Boehner & Charles Krauthammer express their views

According to Frank Sharry, the Founder and Executive Director of America’s Voice, the “tectonic plates are shifting on immigration.”

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:51 AM

New IRA faction claim responsibility for murder of Northern Ireland prison officer David Black

A dissident group which has called itself the IRA has claimed responsibility for the murder of Tyrone prison officer David Black.

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:45 AM

After Gabriel Byrne slammed The Gathering it emerges he ran up $20,000 in expenses as cultural ambassador

The Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have released figures which was the Hollywood actor spent $20,158 (€15,845) on hotels, flights and chauffeurs during his tenure as Ireland’s cultural ambassador.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:42 AM

Australian PM announces massive inquiry into sexual abuse within religious institutions - VIDEO

Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard has announced a national inquiry into institutional responses to the sexual abuse of children by the end of this year.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:34 AM

Hillary Clinton for President in 2016? As she steps down as Secretary of State all she wants to do is sleep

Will Hillary run in 2016? It's the question that her most ardent supporters have been asking themselves since 2008.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:23 AM

WWII hero priest who saved thousands from the Nazis honored by the Irish State

Monsignor Hugh O’Flaherty, an Irish priest who saved more than 6,500 people during World War II is being honored by the Irish States.

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 8:17 AM

Christine Quinn praises City employees who donate portion of wages to Sandy fund

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has praised City of New York employees who intend to donate a portion of their paychecks to the Hurricane Sandy recovery effort.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 7:47 AM

New York Shamrocks defeated by Ukrainians in Queens

It was a tough weekend in Queens for the NY Shamrocks first team after their 3-0 defeat by NY Ukrainians saw them exit the Flamhaft Cup in the second round.

By JOHN RIORDAN

Published Tuesday, November 13, 2012, 8:23 AM

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