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Diplomats gone wild at U.S. Embassy in Dublin say concerned Irish -- Horror stories about how Irish are treated after famed author Tim Pat Coogan refused

Published Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:31 AM

New poll shows most Irish Catholics ignore church teachings, skip mass

Over one in five Irish who say they are Catholics do not believe in the resurrection or that God created the universe an Irish Times poll has shown.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:12 AM

Top ten gift ideas for Irish women - IrishCentral’s 2012 Christmas shopping guide

Buying for women is never easy, especially around the Christmas holiday.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:04 AM

Serial killer suspect Larry Murphy befriends double rapist in Amsterdam - VIDEO

A convicted rapist and suspect serial killer, Larry Murphy is keeping company with an Irish double rapist in Amsterdam.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:58 AM

Savita Halappanavar’s husband to take Ireland abortion case to EU Human Rights Court

Praveen Halappanavar, the grief stricken husband of the woman who died after being refused an abortion in Ireland, has vowed to take the case to the European Court of Human Rights, his lawyer told CNN Thursday.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:44 AM

Irish doctor blames rampant child suicide on lack of corporal punishment

The coroner for the east and south of County Kerry has said that the end of corporal punishment has a direct correlation to the rise of suicide in Irish society.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:39 AM

Hurricane Sandy wreaked havoc - total cost of damage over $71 billion

Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo has said that Hurricane Sandy was worse than the 2005 Hurricane Katrina, which hit New Orleans.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:26 AM

Bill O’Reilly attacks the ‘War on Christmas,’ Atheists and their ‘Merry Band of Fascists’ - VIDEO

Just in time for the holiday season, Bill O’Reilly invited David Silverman, president of the American Atheists, onto his show ‘The O’Reilly Factor’ to discuss the ‘War on Christmas.’

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:47 AM

Top ten most annoying Christmas songs of all time - VIDEOS

With the holiday season in full swing once again, we have taken the time to gather all the tunes that will get too much air time over the coming weeks. Love them or hate them, there is something here for everyone. Call us a bunch of Scrooges, but these songs have us going ‘Bah, Humbug!’

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Friday, November 30, 2012, 8:19 AM

Wigging out at the Mid Atlantic Regional Oireachtas in Philadelphia

Some people spend Thanksgiving weekend watching football and shopping for bargains; others travel far from their homes to watch intense Irish dance competitions, as Mike Farragher did when he went to Philadelphia to watch a top regional championship.

By MIKE FARRAGHER

Published Thursday, November 29, 2012, 11:31 AM

Irish tourism welcomes North America boost after Notre Dame game increases figures

North American tourists who visited Ireland for the Notre Dame/Navy game provided a welcome boost to the economy.

By BERNIE MALONE

Published Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:55 AM

The GAA voted greatest force for social change in Ireland - beats Vincent de Paul and Mary McAleese

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) has been voted Ireland’s greatest ever force for social change, according to research commissioned by Social Entrepreneurs Ireland. The Irish games group won out over the charity organization St Vincent de Paul and even Ireland’s former president and social advocate Mary McAleese.

By DARA KELLY

Published Friday, November 30, 2012, 7:44 AM

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