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Proving the Irish Famine was genocide by the British -- Tim Pat Coogan moves Famine history unto a new plane

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:16 AM

Paddy Power betting on baby of Kate Middleton and Prince William

Fancy a bet on baby? Irish bookmaker Paddy Power has launched a series of bets on the new royal baby, including the favored baby names.

By FRANK SMITH

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:19 AM

Loyalist protest turns violent as Belfast lowers Union Jack

Loyalist protesters tried to storm Belfast City Hall after the Belfast City Council voted to take down the Union Jack over the hall except for seventeen special days in the year.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:25 AM

Shannon airport in plans to create up to 850 jobs

The separation of Shannon Airport from Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) could create up to 850 jobs, the government announced on Monday.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:34 AM

Association of Catholic Priests call for sexual abuse accusers to be publicly named

Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse in Ireland want their accusers to be identified in writing according to the liberal group, the Association of Catholic Priests (ACP).

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:32 AM

Major security operation in Ireland as Hillary Clinton and OSCE meet in Dublin

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be among 50 dignitaries jetting in to Dublin this week. Clinton is scheduled to participate in the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) conference in Dublin on Thursday, December 6 and Friday December 7.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:52 AM

Dropbox follows Twitter, Facebook and Google with Dublin headquarters

The online computer file sharing firm, Dropbox, has followed many other international tech companies, such as Google and Twitter, establishing a headquarters in Dublin city.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:47 AM

Celtic’s Anthony Stokes death threat after he attended Real IRA tribute

Celtic and Irish international striker Anthony Stokes was sent a death threat on Twitter, after the soccer player attended a tribute for a murdered IRA boss.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:38 AM

Irish deputy PM calls on Israel to halt expansion of West Bank settlements

Irish Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore called on the Israeli government to withdraw its plans to expand Jewish settlements in the West Bank yesterday.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:54 AM

Wicklow named among best places in world to live in survey

Two Irish villages have been voted amongst the best places to live in the world in a global poll.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 8:03 AM

Humpback whale puts on a show for photographer in Baltimore harbour

A Cork photographer has snapped the pic of a lifetime of a humpback whale – after some quick thinking.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, December 4, 2012, 7:58 AM

Notre Dame defensive coach Bob Diaco said to interview for Boston College job

Reports are circulating that the Fighting Irish’s defensive coordinator Bob Diaco could be interviewing for a position at the Boston College, the Eagles.

By DARA KELLY

Published Monday, December 3, 2012, 1:49 PM

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