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Famed historian Tim Pat Coogan confirms he was turned down twice for U.S. visa

Historian Tim Pat Coogan has stated that he was turned down twice for a visa in recent months by the American Embassy in Dublin and never received a proper explanation.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Thursday, November 22, 2012, 7:40 AM

Irish man and English woman jailed in Dubai for sex in a taxi

An Irishman has been found guilty and sentenced to three months in prison for committing an indecent act with a British woman in a taxi in Dubai.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Thursday, November 22, 2012, 7:26 AM

Irish blessings for you and your family this Thanksgiving

May the road rise up to meet you, May the wind always be at your back....

By JANE WALSH

Published Thursday, November 22, 2012, 7:00 AM

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are best of frenemies nowadays -- Dynamic duo pledge love and respect despite the past

Published Thursday, November 22, 2012, 2:01 AM

President Higgins makes dramatic intervention in Savita case

President Michael D. Higgins has made a dramatic intervention in the case of Savita Halappanavar, saying that an inquiry must satisfy her family.

By BRENDAN O'SHEA

Published Thursday, November 22, 2012, 8:06 AM

News Corp’s Irish scandal may yet prove to be Murdoch’s downfall

The significance of yesterday’s decision by the English prosecution authorities to arraign for trial a number of very senior figures of News Corp’s UK division (News International) cannot be underestimated in terms of the United States.

By PAUL LARKIN

Published Thursday, November 22, 2012, 7:58 AM

Woman awarded $5 million over 1970s sex abuse by church choir member

An Irish woman who was repeatedly raped and sexually abused by a man in her church choir in the 1970s was awarded $5 million (€4 million) in damages by a High Court jury.

By BERNIE MALONE

Published Thursday, November 22, 2012, 1:58 AM

Irish, single, gay, 50-year-old in New York on deciding to have a family with a surrogate

Irish New York resident Kevin Moran is a 50-year-old single gay man, who can add a new job description to his already successful resume - father.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Thursday, November 22, 2012, 7:00 AM

Garda Commissioner says 25 criminal gangs at center of Ireland’s underworld

Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has revealed that there are 25 gangs in Ireland at the center of the Irish criminal underbelly. Five of those gangs have significant international ties, making them even more dangerous.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Thursday, November 22, 2012, 2:02 AM

Thanksgiving with an Irish twist - making Ireland feel homely for the holidays

One of the harder challenges I have had to face during my time abroad was the fact that I would not be spending the American holiday of Thanksgiving with my family.

By Gaelic Girl Hannah

Published Thursday, November 22, 2012, 2:07 AM

Prosecutor claims cannibal NYPD cop planned to kidnap and eat victims for Thanksgiving

The New York Police Officer charged with conspiring to kidnap and eat women, Gilberto Valle, may have been planning to eat his victims for Thanksgiving, prosecutors have said.

By DARA KELLY

Published Thursday, November 22, 2012, 9:18 AM

Celtic boss Neil Lennon wants to party with Snoop Dogg

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is delighted American rapper Snoop Dogg has been linked with a role as a director of the Glasgow club – provided he gets an invite to one of the star’s parties.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Thursday, November 22, 2012, 2:05 AM

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