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Hillary Clinton running for President in 2016 says New Yorker magazine

On the week that she is due in Dublin and Belfast, one of America’s most influential journalists has declared that Hillary Clinton will run for the White House in 2016.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Monday, December 3, 2012, 7:27 AM

Scandal as Rory McIlroy’s former lover Holly bares all in saucy photo shoot

Golf superstar Rory McIlroy’s ex-girlfriend Holly Sweeney has shown off her assets to the world – and earned a rap across the knuckles from her angry parents.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, December 3, 2012, 7:26 AM

Kids now have to pay for letters to Santa in recession move

Children sending letters to Santa this year have to pay up. In previous years , Irish tots sending missives to the North Pole were told there was "no need for a stamp," but due to the recession, things have changed.

By DARA KELLY

Published Monday, December 3, 2012, 7:25 AM

Artist ‘honored’ to hang Gerry Adams painting in top London gallery

A portrait of Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has been purchased by London's National Portrait Gallery.

By DARA KELLY

Published Monday, December 3, 2012, 7:32 AM

Clintons called out for signing the Defense of Marriage Act in 1996

In Sunday’s op-ed for the New York Times, columnist Frank Bruni takes up issue with Bill and Hillary Clinton and their role in passing the Defense of Marriage act in 1996 during Clinton’s presidency.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, December 3, 2012, 7:46 AM

Archbishop Diarmund Martin warns against rush to legalize abortion

The Catholic Archbishop of Dublin, Dr Diarmund Martin, has said that the decision to legalize abortion cannot be rushed in the wake of Savita Halappanavar's tragic death.

By DARA KELLY

Published Sunday, December 2, 2012, 10:00 AM

Irish college students turning to sex trade for cash

University students in Ireland are selling themselves for money.

By DARA KELLY

Published Monday, December 3, 2012, 7:37 AM

Sean Quinn protesters heckle politicians at Cavan rally in support of jailed businessman

A government politician was booed and heckled when he turned up at a Cavan rally in support of jailed businessman Sean Quinn Sr.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, December 3, 2012, 7:42 AM

Derry man breaks record for most legal convictions in Ireland and the Britain’s history

The solicitor of a 39-year-old County Derry man claims that he has the largest criminal record in the history of the British and Irish judicial system.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Sunday, December 2, 2012, 11:01 AM

Elderly Irish immigrant dies off the coast of Massachusetts during fishing trip

A 72-year-old immigrant from Ireland has died during a boating accident in the Squantum neighborhood of Quincy, MA. Patrick Walsh slipped while trying to step from his fishing boat into a dinghy tied to a mooring.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Sunday, December 2, 2012, 11:11 AM

The story of how New York's Kenmare St got its name from famine emigrants – AUDIO

A new RTE radio documentary explores how Kenmare Street in lower Manhattan, was named in memory an Irish immigrant.

By JANE WALSH

Published Sunday, December 2, 2012, 11:20 AM

Robbie Keane scores as Galaxy say farewell to David Beckham

Robbie Keane helped the LA Galaxy give David Beckham the perfect send-off with victory in the MLS Cup final on Saturday night.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, December 2, 2012, 9:45 AM

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