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Thousands gather to protest in Ireland over death of mother due to abortion denial

Public outcry and further debate has erupted over abortion in Ireland, since the death of 17-week pregnant Savita Halappanavar in Galway.

By KATE HICKEY

Published Thursday, November 15, 2012, 6:57 AM

President Obama expects immigration reform bill will be introduced in late January - VIDEO

President Obama has stated that he expects to see an immigration reform bill introduced in Congress “very soon” after his inauguration in January. He was speaking at a press conference on Wednesday.

By DARA KELLY

Published Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:05 AM

Fighting Irish spirit emerges as the Rockaways stay strong and united after Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy did her best to destroy the Rockaways, but the island’s fighting Irish spirit has come to the fore as Debbie McGoldrick discovered while meeting with the locals on Sunday.

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Thursday, November 15, 2012, 6:58 AM

Cardinal Timothy Dolan announces US Bishops will not give in on Obama’s birth control plan

President of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan has announced that the Church will not comply with Barack Obama’s administration's requirement, that most employers should supply health insurance, including birth control.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:38 AM

Catholic nun stands trial over 63 counts of physical and sexual abuse of children

A Catholic nun has been charged with the “systematic” abuse of seven schoolgirls in the 1970s. Sister Mary Teresa Grogan has denied the 63 counts of indecent assault put to her.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:41 AM

Mayor Bloomberg dismisses Christine Quinn’s plans for NYC storm barriers

In the wake of devastation from Superstorm Sandy, New York City council speaker Christine Quinn proposed an ambitious new plan to protect New Yorkers from future storms. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, however, was quick to shut the plan down.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:46 AM

New hope for comprehensive immigration reform as Republicans learn tough lessons with Barack Obama’s re-election

We have had our hopes dashed so often on immigration reform that the latest stirrings have to be viewed through a cynical lens.

By IRISH VOICE EDITORIAL

Published Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:18 AM

U2’s Bono hails 'extraordinary' President Barack Obama after presidential win

The world was rooting for President Obama to earn another four years in the White House last week, and as we know that wish was emphatically granted. One global citizen who couldn’t be happier about the outcome is Bono.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:19 AM

Investor says Ireland is 100 percent better than it was two years ago

Kennedy Wilson, a major buyer of Irish properties and one of Bank of Ireland's biggest shareholders, has stated that Ireland has improved "100 percent" in the last two years.

By DARA KELLY

Published Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:20 AM

Irish charity Trocaire accused of anti-Israeli campaign by Fine Gael chairman

A leading Irish charity has been accused of mounting a biased campaign against Israel Fine Gael party chairman Charlie Flanagan.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, November 15, 2012, 7:19 AM

Beam names five Irish goodwill ambassadors for their Kilbeggan brand in U.S.

Beam, which recently acquired Cooley DIstillery, has commenced a major marketing plan for Kilbeggan whiskey.To that end they have appointed five Irish ambassadors for the brand across the U.S. The ambassadors are featured below.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 7:55 AM

The New York Jets end of season implosion starts prior to NFL week 12

Published Wednesday, November 14, 2012, 1:01 PM

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