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17-week pregnant woman dies in Irish hospital after doctors refuse termination

A 17-week pregnant woman who was denied a termination after being told she was miscarrying died in a Galway hospital “in agony,” her husband said.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:14 AM

Shocking rise in number of rapes and sexual assaults in Irish sections of the Bronx

Shocking reports of a spate of rapes and violent sexual assaults in the strongly Irish neighborhood of McLean Avenue and Woodlawn in the Bronx have seen community leaders there take decisive action this week.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:09 AM

Top ten things that Ireland does better than the United States - from soda bread to Guinness

We may have flocked to the US in millions over the centuries, but despite our love for America there are many things that Ireland does better. Here’s a rundown...

By BERNIE MALONE

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 6:59 AM

Aisling Irish Center volunteers in disbelief at Hurricane Sandy destruction

The Irish Aisling Center on McLean Avenue in Yonkers goes above and beyond to provide help and support to locals and visitors of the Irish community.

By KELLY DONOHUE

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:20 AM

Bill O’Reilly says ‘secular progressives’ are intent on ‘destroying traditional America’

Fox news pundit Bill O'Reilly claims he knows why Mitt Romney and the Republican Party were so strongly defeated in the November 6 election.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:24 AM

Bomb discovered near Belfast school 'designed to maim and kill'

A viable bomb discovered near a north Belfast primary school on Monday, was designed to maim and kill, the PSBI have said.

By DARA KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:38 AM

Ireland’s deputy leader Eamon Gilmore calls for referendum on same sex marriage

Ireland’s Tanaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) Eamon Gilmore has said marriage for gay couples is a human right and said he would like to see a referendum in Ireland take place.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:30 AM

Derry is 2013 City of Culture, but one of its biggest gifts to culture closed last year

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 9:01 AM

Cork Magdalene Laundry burns to the ground - suspicious police investigate

Police have announced that an investigation will be launched into the fire which burnt the former Cork Magdalene Laundry.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:42 AM

Former Irish international rugby player turned politician accused of sex abuse

Former Ireland rugby international David Tweed has appeared in court in County Antrim charged with the indecent assault of a child.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:47 AM

Online petition calls for Macy’s to fire Donald Trump over birther joke on advert

Donald Trump, you're fired. That's the phrase that over 460,000 participants in an online petition hope to hear after demanding Macy's fire The Apprentice boss as a celebrity spokesman.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 8:04 AM

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy named PGA of America’s Player of the Year

Rory McIlroy was named America’s Player of the Year by the Professional Golf Association (PGA). The Northern Irish athlete is also the winner of the Vardon Trophy.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 8:23 AM

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