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President Obama meets with tragic Moore family in Staten Island - VIDEO

President Obama met with Damian and Glenda Moore during his visit to Staten Island yesterday to survey Hurricane Sandy damage.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:11 AM

'Ireland murders pregnant Indian dentist' claims Indian newspaper - VIDEO

Outrage and anger over the death of a 31-year-old dentist from India in a Galway hospital after the doctors there refused to abort her non-viable fetus has spread world wide.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:19 AM

The strange coincidences between the lives of US presidents John F Kennedy and Abraham Lincoln

Although they lived a century apart, the political life and assassination of Abraham Lincoln and John F Kennedy bear many eerie similarities that history can’t explain.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Friday, November 16, 2012, 6:56 AM

Oldest New York bar the Fraunces Tavern shut down after massive Sandy damage

Meath native Eddie Travers has been forced to close the doors of the historic Fraunces Tavern, on Pearl Street in New York City, the oldest bar and tavern in the city, in the wake of Superstorm Sandy. The tavern was built in 1763 and frequented by George Washington among others.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:28 AM

Former congressman Bruce Morrison says E3 visa will pass

There is new hope for the plight of the undocumented Irish in the US, a former US Congressman has said.

By BERNIE MALONE

Published Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:21 AM

President Obama pledges to stick with NYC until Hurricane Sandy recovery is complete

President Barack Obama has vowed to stick with the residents in the neighborhoods in New York worst hit by Hurricane Sandy “until the rebuilding is complete."

By DARA KELLY

Published Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:08 AM

Iran, Afghanistan, Ireland - fundamentalist theocracies? Irish abortion laws highlighted by Al Jazeera as evidence of Ireland’s fundamentalism - VIDEO

Published Friday, November 16, 2012, 7:46 AM

Irish doctors broke women’s pelvis’ to prevent miscarriage - documentary reveals horrors of recent medical procedure

A symphysiotomy is a painful surgical procedure that was used in maternity hospitals across Ireland in the 20th century. Often performed in the place of a Caesarean section, symphysiotomies involved breaking the woman’s pelvis during childbirth.

By JAMES O'SHEA

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

Buffalo newspaper endorses Hillary Clinton for 2016 as “clearly the best candidate”

With Election 2012 officially wrapped up, Buffalo News in New York already has their eyes set on 2016. The northern New York newspaper has already endorsed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for the 2016 election.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:27 AM

Rush Limbaugh 'I’m the primary reason the Republican Party lost' - AUDIO

Radio host Rush Limbaugh claims that he is the reason that the Republican Party team of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan lost the election to Barack Obama.

By DARA KELLY

Published Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:05 AM

Home news – Upcoming RTE radio documentary to focus on contribution of the Irish Voice – AUDIO

A new RTE radio series will examine how Irish newspapers abroad are trying to keep Irish communities connected.

By JANE WALSH

Published Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:26 AM

NYC Run in the Dark raises $5,000 for Mark Pollock Trust – VIDEO

Almost 300 participants took part in Wednesday’s evening’s ‘Run in the Dark’ in New York City, which raised $5,000 for the Mark Pollock Trust.

By MOLLY MULDOON

Published Friday, November 16, 2012, 8:18 AM

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