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Irish suicide victim’s family sues NYPD, Queens hospital and FDNY

The family of a Co. Meath immigrant, who took his own life in September, have filed a lawsuit against the New York Police Department, Elmhurst Hospital in Queens and the Fire Department of New York EMS over his treatment in the lead up to his death.

By MOLLY MULDOON

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7:28 AM

When Abraham Lincoln kissed the Irish flag and praised the Irish

Abraham Lincoln once kissed the Irish flag according to an officer present when the president visited George McClellan’s army at Harrison’s Landing, Virginia during the Civil War.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7:23 AM

Top ten signs you’re losing your Americanisms to Irishisms - an American living in Ireland

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7:16 AM

New York heiress leaves $8 million to the family’s Irish caregiver

An Irish carer was left $8 million by a New York heiress after a bitter legal family dispute.

By DARA KELLY

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 8:04 AM

Celtic star Anthony Stokes reprimanded over Real IRA links after attending memorial for murdered leader

Ireland soccer star Anthony Stokes has been accused of shaming Glasgow Celtic football club after publicly supporting a Real IRA event.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7:56 AM

Irishman tried to sell British navy secrets to Russians on Twitter

An Irish sailor will be sentenced on Wednesday for attempting to sell British navy secrets to the Russians – via Twitter.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7:59 AM

Bill O’Reilly lashes out at Jason Whitlock over racist rant - or not turning up to his Fox show

Every theater needs its props, but things can get tedious if they don't appear when needed. That's the lesson from this week's O'Reilly Factor, when the Fox News pundit lashed out at Fox Sports columnist Jason Whitlock who declined his invitation to appear on the show.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 8:08 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

The Aisling Center extends their good will to extra lengths around Christmas

The Aisling Center, McLean avenue, Yonkers continues to cater to the needs of the Irish community all year round.

By BRENDAN CHARLES

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 8:24 AM

Fundraiser in Rambling House, Woodlawn, for Waterford boys diagnosed with rare metabolic disorder

Ryan and Ethan Caulfield from Tramore, Co.Waterford have recently been diagnosed with ALD (Adrenoleukodystrophy) - a rare metabolic disorder that progressively leads to neurologic deterioration.

By KELLY DONOHUE

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 7:58 AM

Rugby hero Ronan O’Gara ‘named and shamed’ in Irish parliament over penalty points

An Irish politician has been caught up in a privilege row with Justice Minister Alan Shatter after naming rugby star Ronan O’Gara and crime reporter Paul Williams as recipients of police favors.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7:48 AM

Notre Dame get another boost as running back Greg Bryant signs on for Fighting Irish

As the Notre Dame team gear up for their game against Alabama Crimson Tide, in their BCS Championship game, they’ve received some further great news as the number two running back in the US, Greg Bryant.

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 8:15 AM

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