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Gap between Catholics and Protestants in Northern Ireland down to just three per cent

The Catholic population in Northern Ireland is now just three percentage points behind the number of Protestants in the province.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:06 AM

Canadian women’s group protests phallic shape of Irish immigrant monument in Vancouver

The Remember Our Sisters (ROS), a women’s activist group, are objecting to the proposed monument set for a Vancouver park recognizing the contributions of Irish immigrants in building Canada.

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:11 AM

Assassination attempt on Gerry Adams unearthed in report into murder of Pat Finucane

A loyalist plot to kill Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams will emerge as part of the report on the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:14 AM

Irish Brigade honored at Battle of Fredericksburg commemoration

The Irish Brigade is perhaps the best known military unit of the Civil War, and their tragic sacrifice has endured as a powerful symbol of bloodshed that marked the nation’s deadliest conflict.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:32 AM

Irish government donate $250,000 to aid Sandy victims & New York Irish’s Christmas Day of Action - VIDEO

The Irish government has donated $322,000 (€250,000) in emergency funding to Irish voluntary organizations on the east coast of the US in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:44 AM

Loyalists attempt to murder policeman as flag row violence escalates

Police in Belfast have described a petrol bomb attack on a patrol car as ‘attempted murder’ as violent protests over the Union flag continue across Northern Ireland.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:24 AM

Deaf man in court for pushing Dublin man under bus - Apologizes for accident

The son of an Irish diplomat was identified as the victim of the horrendous incident which was him decapitated by a Dublin bus last week.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:36 AM

Church responds to shortage of priests by ordination of married deacons in historic move

For the first time since in 1,500 laymen in County Sligo have been ordained as deacons, with permission to preside of funerals, celebrate Baptisms and officiate over weddings in the Catholic Church.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:41 AM

Ireland tops European household unemployment figures according to new research

Ireland now has the worst household unemployment statistics in Europe according to a new report.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:28 AM

Clare protesters vow to fight against fracking on Irish shores

A Clare based action group has warned a British energy firm that fracking of a natural gas field off the west coast will not proceed — "not now, not ever".

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:54 AM

Majority back path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants says new Politico poll -VIDEO

A new nationwide poll shows the majority of American voters support a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:21 AM

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