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Boost for a united Ireland support in new poll figures from Irish Times

A higher percentage of Irish want to see a united Ireland and fewer oppose the idea a new Irish Times poll has revealed.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:18 AM

Irish road sign featured as the world’s funniest says Travel and Leisure – PHOTOS

A road sign from the Dingle Peninsula, in County Kerry, has won the Travel and Leisure contest for the funniest signs photo contest, and we’re not in the least bit surprised (see photo gallery above).

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:22 AM

Community spirit of Irish Day of Action in Rockaways captured in pictures

On Saturday the Irish community in New York marked Thanksgiving in a very special way, through the Irish Day of Action at the Rockaways and Breezy Point.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:27 AM

How Catholic are you? The five questions you must answer to qualify

The Irish Times recently asked how people answered the most important beliefs on being a Catholic.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:37 AM

Irish voters want to give Diaspora the vote, approve Gay marriage poll shows

Irish citizens approve giving the Irish abroad the vote, gay marriage, and a full review of the Constitution, according to a new poll.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:46 AM

Islamic states use Ireland’s blasphemy law in persecuting Indian dissident

In recent months Ireland's stringent abortion ban has been cited approvingly by Islamic states as a model for their own societies, and now Irish enacted blasphemy laws have become the envy of nations like Pakistan.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 8:11 AM

Family of bullied 12-year-old Irish girl who committed suicide left devastated

The family of 12-year-old Lara Burns, who committed suicide over the weekend, have been left devastated by the tragedy.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 8:23 AM

'Most Catholics want to stay in K' says Northern Ireland's First Minister

Northern Ireland's First Minister Peter Robinson has dismissed calls for a referendum on Irish unity, claiming that the majority of Catholics and Protestants in the North wish to remain within the United Kingdom.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 8:14 AM

Pope Benedict appoints new bishop to diocese of Cloyne after sex abuse scandal

Rev Canon William Crean, a parish priest in Cahersiveen, has been named as a new bishop for the scandal plagued diocese of Cloyne, County Cork, where the previous bishop for years ignored his church's own rules requiring priests suspected of sex abuse to be reported to police.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 8:02 AM

Congressman Peter King steps down as House Homeland Security chairman

Congressman Peter King announced he will step down as the chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security this past weekend.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 7:54 AM

The top ten Irish Christmas traditions that make the season - PHOTOS

Christmas really brings out the best in Ireland and the Irish from cheerful festivities to wild acts of machismo, happy reunions, musical celebrations in Church and partying for week.

By BERNIE MALONE

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 8:34 AM

Caroline Wozniacki says Rory McIlroy’s never say die spirit is inspirational

Tennis champion Caroline Wozniacki has said Irish golf champ Rory McIlroy’s attitude is inspiring. The Northern Ireland golfer’s girlfriend shared in his victory at the DP World Tour Championship at the presentation ceremony, alongside his mother Rosie and father Gerry.

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, November 27, 2012, 8:39 AM

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