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Archbishop of Dublin describes Savita death as a ‘terrible disaster’

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin has sympathised with the family of Savita Halappanavar and described her death as a ‘terrible disaster’.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:28 AM

Tyrone amateur radio enthusiast claims he saved a Boston-bound flight from Hurricane Sandy

A Tyrone man claims he saved hundreds of lives during hurricane Sandy, when he intercepted a mayday call from a Dublin to Boston bound flight.

By DARA KELLY

Published Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:03 AM

Pope Benedict dismisses doomsday theory that world will end on December 21st

The Pope has reassured Catholics that the end of the world is not night – and has told them to ignore claims that December 21st will be doomsday.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:50 AM

Police forced to guard Irish embassy in New Delhi over angry protests

Police were forced to guard the Irish embassy in New Delhi on Friday night as angry protests mounted over the death of Savita Halappanavar.

By DARA KELLY

Published Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:46 AM

Sean Quinn hits the legal books as he serves his time in Mountjoy Prison

Jailed billionaire Sean Quinn is studying law and answering dozens of letters as he spends time behind bars.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, November 19, 2012, 8:23 AM

New poll finds Fianna Fail leader Micheál Martin most popular leader in Ireland

The Sunday Times/Behaviour & Attitudes poll has found that leader of Fianna Fail Micheál Martin is currently the most popular leader in Ireland, just ahead of Taoiseach Enda Kenny. The survey also found that support has grown for Fianna Fail.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Monday, November 19, 2012, 8:03 AM

Top Irish developer defends big builders role in economic collapse

One of Ireland’s best known developers Niall Mellon, who has spent tens of millions building low income housing in South Africa, says Irish developers are being wrongly criticised for their role in the Celtic Tiger crash.

By JAMES O'SHEA

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

Bill Clinton returns to Ireland to take part in All Ireland Scholarship Awards

Former President Bill Clinton made a return to Ireland over the weekend to take part in the All Ireland Scholarship Awards on Saturday at the University of Limerick. President Clinton was a guest of honor at the event, invited by businessman JP McManus.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:32 AM

Chicago Daley family among frontrunners for new U.S. Ambassador to Ireland

Former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley is among the frontrunners for Ambassador to Ireland, according to Democratic Party sources.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:24 AM

Ed Burns talks about his Irish American roots with 'The Fitzgerald Family Christmas' - VIDEO

In writer and director Edward Burns’s latest film The Fitzgerald Family Christmas, he returns to his roots and tells the story of an Irish American family facing a dramatic Christmas reunion. But it’s also a reunion of sorts for the original The Brothers McMullen cast – Connie Britton and Mike McGlone are back with starring roles. Cahir O'Doherty talks to Burns about the film, his Irish heritage and the Long Island Irish neighborhoods still reeling from Hurricane Sandy.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Monday, November 19, 2012, 7:39 AM

Get Thanksgiving started the right way with delicious Pumpkin Pancakes

Of course the turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pumpkin pie are the main act of the day but that’s not to say that there can’t be some delicious supporting acts early on in the day to get the family going.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Monday, November 19, 2012, 8:47 AM

No. 3 Notre Dame blanks Wake Forest 38-0 on senior day

Saturday’s emotional Senior Day in South Bend was highlighted by a crushing 31-0 defeat of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (5-6) by the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (11-0).

By BRYAN FITZGERALD

Published Sunday, November 18, 2012, 8:33 AM

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