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U.S. visa ban on Tim Pat Coogan removed after Senator Schumer steps in

Irish author Tim Pat Coogan has received a ten year non-immigrant visa to come to the U.S. after new York Senator Chuck Schumer directly intervened with the U.S. State Department.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:16 AM

Hurricane Sandy one month on - Irish Day of Action reveals many still hurting in the Rockaways

MOLLY MULDOON was part of an Irish Day of Action contingent that cleaned homes along the Beach 90 streets.  It was an experience she won’t soon forget. Buddy is a tall guy. A retired New York firefighter, a dog lover, a Rockaways resident for the past 40

By MOLLY MULDOON

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:24 AM

Irish doctor wanted in Florida for child sex abuse arrested in Morocco

An Irish doctor wanted on child molestation charges in the U.S. has been arrested in Morocco.

By DARA KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:10 AM

Donald Trump calls Mitt Romney’s self-deportation idea ‘maniacal’ and ‘crazy’

Having once embraced the Tea Party through its signature birther platform, which contends President Obama is not a US citizen, billionaire Donald Trump has suddenly cooled his own rhetoric and now suggests that it’s the Republican party have failed to recognize the increasing diversity of the nation.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:54 AM

Ciara Pugsley’s father pleads for action after third young girl commits suicide in Ireland - VIDEO

The Leitrim father of a teenage suicide victim has urged Irish politicians to take "urgent action" after a 12-year-old girl took her own life this past weekend.

By DARA KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:44 AM

Savita Halappanavar’s parents call on Irish government to fund public inquiry into her death and abortion laws

The parents of Savita Halappanavar, who died after she was refused a termination in a Galway hospital, have called on the Government to carry out a public inquiry into her death.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:35 AM

Chris Christie will run for re-election next year - does not rule out presidential campaign in 2016

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie plans to run for re-election.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:58 AM

Papal Nuncio asks Irish to reflect on their ancestors' Catholic faith during tough times

Archbishop Charles Brown, the Papal Nuncio to Ireland, has suggested that the Irish need reflect on the deep Catholic faith practiced by their ancestors for centuries.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:47 AM

Many hands make less work - the Irish Day of Action shows camaraderie and spirit among the Irish

‘More hands, less work’ was the motto of the day as 1,000 Irish people descended to Sandy-ravaged Rockaway beach to help people restore their homes and businesses last Saturday as part of the ‘Irish day of Action’ scheme.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 8:22 AM

Hurricane Sandy one month on - Irish Day of Action reveals many still hurting in the Rockaways

MOLLY MULDOON was part of an Irish Day of Action contingent that cleaned homes along the Beach 90 streets.  It was an experience she won’t soon forget. Buddy is a tall guy. A retired New York firefighter, a dog lover, a Rockaways resident for the past 40

By MOLLY MULDOON

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 7:24 AM

Titanic menus sell for $160,000 - Irishmen’s menu shows lavish on board lunch

Two menus from the Titanic sold for a combined $160,000 at auction.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012, 8:52 AM

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