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Barring of writer Tim Pat Coogan from U.S. is an absolute disgrace - America’s greatest friend in Ireland insulted by the U.S. Embassy

Published Saturday, November 24, 2012, 8:01 AM

Irish descend on Rockaways to help victims of Hurricane Sandy

1,000 Irish volunteers will descend on the Rockaways peninsula in Queens, New York on Saturday in an Irish Day of Action for the victims of Hurricane Sandy.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, November 24, 2012, 7:34 AM

The legend of Brian Kelly takes off as Notre Dame stand on edge of history

It began on a September Saturday in a Dublin rugby stadium – now the Brian Kelly legend is blossoming as Notre Dame rewrite the history books under their influential coach.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, November 24, 2012, 7:39 AM

Dubai sex case Irishman is ‘innocent’ insists his angry father back in Offaly

The father of an Irishman facing jail for a sex romp in Dubai has insisted his son is innocent.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, November 24, 2012, 8:23 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 JAMES O'SHEA

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

Big freeze to grip Ireland as temperatures plummet for the weekend

Ireland is bracing itself for the first big freeze of the winter – with temperatures set to plummet to minus four.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, November 24, 2012, 8:28 AM

How ‘Typhoid Mary’ infected countless and still haunts a New York island

Once described as the most dangerous woman in America., some believe that ‘Typhoid Mary’ originally from Tyrone still haunts the abandoned Brother Island in New York where she spent the duration of her life.

By MOLLY MULDOON

Published Saturday, November 24, 2012, 12:20 AM

Taking time to find happiness - lessons learnt from an elderly aunt

Published Saturday, November 24, 2012, 12:16 AM

Third minor earthquake recorded off Irish coast this year

An earthquake with a 2.7 magnitude was recorded off the coast of Donegal on Wednesday morning.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, November 24, 2012, 12:19 AM

Irish president defends Gabriel Byrne after ‘Gathering’ remarks

Irish president Michael D Higgins has defended actor Gabriel Byrne, who received criticism for his controversial remarks about The Gathering. Earlier this month, Byrne called The Gathering a "scam."

By DARA KELLY

Published Saturday, November 24, 2012, 9:00 AM

Green Day pay tribute to teenage Irish fan after sudden death

American superstars Green Day have paid tribute to a tragic 17-year-old Irish fan who died suddenly of natural causes.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, November 24, 2012, 8:08 AM

New York GAA president Liam O’Neill says overseas enthusiasm for gaelic and hurling will overtake Ireland

Liam O’Neill who is President of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) elaborated to the media on comments he made last week that overseas football and hurling players would overtake players in Ireland.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Saturday, November 24, 2012, 12:19 AM

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