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Over 85 percent of Irish people support limited abortion

The vast majority of Irish people support a change to abortion legislation in the wake of the death of Indian mum-to-be Savita Halappanavar.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, December 2, 2012, 7:39 AM

Hillary Clinton sends early signal about 2016 bid on Irish visit

Hillary Clinton is giving an early indication that she sees a political future beyond retiring as Secretary of State when she visits the Republic and Northern Ireland this week.

By KATE HICKEY

Published Sunday, December 2, 2012, 7:21 AM

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

Christmas is sneaking up on us once again, and you’re probably racking your mind trying to figure out gifts for your Irishman this holiday season.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Sunday, December 2, 2012, 7:21 AM

New York Irish decide on second Day of Action for hurricane victims

The Irish community and the Irish government in New York have announced a second Irish Day of Action in Rockaway and other neighborhoods devastated by Hurricane Sandy for Saturday December 15th.

By SEAN O'BRIEN

Published Sunday, December 2, 2012, 7:58 AM

Irish American accused of brutal murder - befriended lottery winner and buried him in concrete - VIDEO

The jury selection for the trial of Doris “Dee Dee” Moore (40) has begun in Lakeland, Florida. She is charged with shooting Abraham Shakespeare before burying his body under concrete.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11:42 PM

Trinity student and member of republican group Eirigi charged with possession of weapons

A Trinity College graduate who is a member of the militant republican group Eirigi was charged this week with possessing two handguns and ammunition.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9:39 AM

President Obama looks forward to “experiencing the warmth of the people of Fermanagh” during the G8 Summit

President Barack Obama is looking forward to 'experiencing the warmth of the people of Fermanagh' when he visits Enniskillen next year.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9:26 AM

New York Times surprised over Cardinal Dolan's support for beatification of Dorothy Day

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is promoting Dorothy Day for beautification, which would bring her a step closer to being named a saint by the Catholic Church.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11:43 PM

Irish women more obese and less healthy than European counterparts

A new study declares a quarter of Irish women as medically obese and considerably less healthy than other European women.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11:41 PM

Undocumented immigrants suffering due to lack of Sandy aid

As FEMA attempts to help the tens of thousands of east coast residents affected by Hurricane Sandy, undocumented immigrants cannot apply for funding.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9:32 AM

Irish schools voted among the best in the world - Ireland ranked 11th out of 50

Irish school system was ranked 11th in a new global top 50 ranking. The US followed not far behind with a 17 place ranking.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Saturday, December 1, 2012, 11:43 PM

GAA change up – Just 13 hurling teams to compete for the All-Ireland in 2015

The Gaelic Athletics Association (GAA) has announced that there could be just 13 hurling teams competing for the 2016 All-Ireland hurling championship. However this will only happen if a proposal from the GAA is approved.

By DARA KELLY

Published Saturday, December 1, 2012, 12:11 AM

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