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Hillary Clinton singing in the rain in Ireland as she makes her final visit -- Mentions Gerry Adams visa as a defining moment in her work for Northern Ireland

Published Friday, December 7, 2012, 7:31 AM

U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney’s daughter dies in tragic fashion

The American ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney has returned to the United States following the tragic death of his daughter, Rita Rooney Conway, aged 54.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Friday, December 7, 2012, 7:28 AM

Top ten signs that you’re losing your Irish brogue as Americanisms creep in

It is the one thing that every Irish person living in America dreads. No matter where you’re from in Ireland and how strong your accent is, you can’t stop the Americanisms creeping in.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Friday, December 7, 2012, 7:23 AM

Praveen Halappanavar stands by account of Savita’s death despite media reports that refusal of abortion was ‘muddled’

Following the controversial death of Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar in a Galway hospital, one Irish Times journalist has written that Savita’s husband Praveen’s accounts may have been “muddled”.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Friday, December 7, 2012, 7:43 AM

Reactions to ‘mob rule and violence’ as protests over Union Jack in Northern Ireland continue – VIDEO

As the US Secretary for State Hillary Clinton travels to Northern Ireland, on Friday, Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson called on protesters for calm. Loyalist protesters demonstrations over the lowering of the Union flag over Belfast City Hall turned violent earlier this week.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, December 7, 2012, 7:59 AM

Hillary Clinton under pressure to address Ireland’s abortion debate during trip

Prominent Irish artists and academics based in the U.S. have appealed to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to address the need for reform to Irish abortion laws, during her trip to Ireland.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Friday, December 7, 2012, 7:49 AM

Former Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan distances himself from Mitt Romney

Speaking at an event in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, former Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan began to distance himself from Mitt Romney.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Friday, December 7, 2012, 7:46 AM

The challenge and achievement of Frank Mc Court's Angela's Ashes

Published Thursday, December 6, 2012, 8:31 AM

Robin Gibb’s Irish wife talks about her pain since the Bee Gee’s death

The late, great Bee Gee Robin Gibb, who passed earlier this year, is fondly remembered by his Co. Tyrone-born wife Dwina, who remains in the English mansion they shared with their son RJ.

By BUZZ BRADY

Published Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:06 AM

Palestinian refugees offer letter of solidarity for Marian Price campaign

The Aida Refugee Camp, in Palestine are the latest group to lend their support to the ‘Free Marian Price’ campaign.

By DARA KELLY

Published Friday, December 7, 2012, 7:52 AM

Irish versus Irish American – which man is the ideal companion?

What is the reason for the original popularity of Sex and the City, the story of four single, talented women who can’t seem to find a good man in New York City? Clearly it’s because there are scores of females in the city who can relate to such a dilemma.

By MARY O’BRIEN

Published Thursday, December 6, 2012, 10:07 AM

Brian O’Driscoll unlikely for 2015 Rugby World Cup

Ireland will have to face the might of France in the Rugby World Cup again – but captain Brian O’Driscoll has all but ruled himself out of the 2015 clash in England.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Friday, December 7, 2012, 8:07 AM

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