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The truth is Margaret Thatcher likely ordered the Pat Finucane murder -- British can never reveal the truth about the killing of civil rights lawyer

Published Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:46 AM

Irishman dies from physical exertion following Gangnam Style dance

Irishman Eamonn Kilbride, 46, died tragically from an apparent heart attack after performing the viral hit dance ‘Gangnam Style’ at an office party.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:17 AM

Exclusive interview with ‘The Hobbit’s’ Aidan Turner - VIDEO

Dublin-born actor Aidan Turner won the film role of a lifetime starring as the “hot dwarf” Kili in Peter Jackson’s The Hobbit, which opens on Friday. Already known to a legion of fans for his work in the BBC’s supernatural drama Being Human and Showtime’s bodice ripper The Tudors, Turner tells Cahir O'Doherty about his 18-month stint in New Zealand making one of the most anticipated films of the year.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:20 AM

Pope Benedict posts inaugural tweet with the help of a Priest from Meath

An Irish priest is advising the Pope on his new Twitter account – after a day of torment for the Pontiff on the social networking site.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:39 AM

Inquiry into death of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane shows ‘shocking levels of collusion’

The 500-page report on the inquiry into the case of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane reveals that there were “shocking levels of collusion” surrounding Finucane’s 1989 death.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, December 13, 2012, 8:06 AM

Irish government stands by brutal budget

Despite tension, and a report of a Cabinet walkout by Labour Party ministers, the government is adamant there will be no row-back on any aspect of the budget in the face of growing criticism from coalition backbenchers.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:29 AM

Ryanair forces seriously ill children to repack their overweight baggage

Budget airline Ryanair has been forced to apologize after it forced a group of seriously ill children and their families to repack their luggage before a dream trip to EuroDisney.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, December 13, 2012, 7:43 AM

Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential run still clouded by her husband’s past

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 8:46 AM

Christine Quinn tells Supreme Court Justice ‘Don’t compare me to a murderer because I’m a lesbian’ - VIDEO

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was on MSNBC’s ‘Hardball with Chris Matthews’ on Tuesday night responding to Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia’s comments regarding homosexuality.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, December 13, 2012, 8:04 AM

Tyrone native Edward Devenney sentenced to eight years for attempting to sell Royal Navy secrets

Petty officer Edward Devenney, originally from Tyrone, has been sentenced to 8 years in prison for violating the Official Secrets Act while serving with the Royal Navy for Britain.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, December 13, 2012, 8:01 AM

Tea in Ireland once called an ‘uncontrollable drug that destroys families and stifles the economy’

In the 19 century the British ruling classes fretted over the prospect of working class women making cups of tea for themselves.

By DARA KELLY

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 8:23 AM

New England Patriots - The Defenses That Can Stop Tom Brady

Published Wednesday, December 12, 2012, 7:46 PM

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