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Top ten reasons to be thankful for special people this Thanksgiving

1.Daniel Day Lewis: Brilliant portrayal of Lincoln will bring America’s greatest president to life for future generations

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:32 AM

New Yorkers pledge “solidarity” with Savita in candlelight vigils in Big Apple - VIDEO

Irish immigrants and Irish Americans say they will continue to have their voices heard by the Irish government until reform of the Irish abortion law is a reality.

By SEAN BROSNAN & DARREN REDMOND

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:27 AM

The Gathering - Irish Day of Action for Rockaways set to give a new meaning to Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving will take on a whole new meaning this Saturday when buses filled with volunteer Irish community members are scheduled to depart for the heavily Irish Rockaways to assist in a day of action for the Queens island badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:22 AM

Tim Pat Coogan book tour canceled after visa refusal

Best selling author and historian Tim Pat Coogan has been forced to cancel a book tour in the U.S. for his new book 'The Famine Plot' about how the British government mishandled the Famine.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:44 AM

Savita Halappanavar’s husband objects to inquiry group after declaring no confidence in abortion investigation

The husband of Savita Halappanavar request was granted on Tuesday, after he asked that employees of the Galway University Hospital, where his pregnant wife died, be removed from the inquiry into her death.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:50 AM

President Obama set for Ireland visit, will attend G8 summit in Fermanagh

British Prime Minister David Cameron has confirmed that the 2013 G8 summit will take place in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:39 AM

Fox anchor Brian Kilmeade under fire for saying female colleagues were sourced in a Victoria Secret’s catalogue

Brian Kilmeade, a Fox News anchor, has come under fire for saying the network sources his female colleagues by flipping through a Victoria’s Secret catalog and making sure “they went to college.”

By CATHY HAYES

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:54 AM

Ireland braces itself for gales force winds and flooding warnings

Ireland is bracing itself for gale-force winds and possible flooding over the coming days.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 8:01 AM

Hero off-duty pilot helps distressed Lufthansa plane making emergency landing at Dublin airport

An off-duty pilot has been hailed as a hero for aiding in the safe emergency landing of a Lufthansa flight travelling from Newark, New Jersey to Frankfurt, Germany.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:48 AM

Bill O’Reilly calls Jon Stewart “obtuse” over comments on the loss of “traditional America” - VIDEO

Bill O'Reilly hasn't enjoyed the recent election results, but more than that he really hasn't enjoyed being ribbed by Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart lately.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:58 AM

Remembering the magic of Thanksgiving in Dublin

Cut and run. Cut and run. Cut. And. Run. The phrase has been playing over and over again in my mind, like a guitar lick you just can’t get out of your head.

By MARY CATHERINE BROUDER

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 7:45 AM

Robbie Keane Leads LA Galaxy to MLS Cup final

Robbie Keane scored again as the LA Galaxy qualified for the MLS Cup final despite losing 2-1 to the Seattle Sounders in the second leg of the Western Conference final on Sunday.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012, 8:55 AM

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