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Gerry Adams calls on Irish government to release secret Finucane evidence

Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams has asked the Irish government to release secret documents that will help the case for a public inquiry into the Pat Finucane murder.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:12 AM

Barack Obama wimping out already on key appointments like Susan Rice -- GOP will be delighted that he failed to stand by his top pick for State

Published Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:16 AM

Naughty priest tells school kids that Santa may not exist

Teachers and parents at a Kerry school have moved quickly after a Santa Claus screw up by a visiting priest.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:18 AM

Mother of Donegal sisters who committed suicide speaks out about the pain and hurt

The distraught Donegal mother of Shannon Gallagher,, who took her own life just weeks after her sister Erin did also, has stated she is ”devastated" and “numb.”

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:38 AM

Future Catholic majority in the North changes everything in Ireland

The just released Northern Ireland census figures from 2011 show a remarkable and inexorable trend towards a Catholic majority by the next census in 2021.

By Irish Voice Editorial

Published Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:29 AM

New records show weapon used in murder of Pat Finucane given back to British Army

A pistol used in the murder of Belfast solicitor Pat Finucane was handed back to the British Army by the RUC, previously unpublished papers show.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:30 AM

Leitrim family of FDNY victim die in blaze – split their life between NY and Ireland

Mourners at the funerals of three victims of a blaze in their home heard this week how it was the second fire tragedy to strike the family.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:30 AM

Ambassador Rooney says his goodbyes after three years as Obama’s man in Ireland

Outgoing US Ambassador Dan Rooney has claimed relations between America and Ireland have never been better – and he has urged both countries to continue their united efforts to beat the recession.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:28 AM

Worst prank ever - Irish surfer pushed into shark infested waters off Donegal - VIDEO

With its stunning beauty and great waves, Donegal in Ireland is a prime spot for surfing. However, a recent YouTube video showed how a prank nearly turned the spot of Rossnowlagh into a scene out of ‘Jaws.’

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:06 AM

American bondholder backs Ireland to produce phenomenal economic turnaround

The American investor who stands to make a $6billion profit on Irish bonds has backed the country to produce ‘one of the best investments of the decade’.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:47 AM

Kaitlyn, Aidan and Liam make the cut - the top baby names of 2012

Irish baby names are ranked among the most popular choices among parents in the US for 2012, according to the latest data.

By

Published Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:43 AM

GAA Digest: Eugene McGee urges GAA to change the face of the game

Top coach and analyst Eugene McGee has urged the GAA to endorse the recommendations of the Football Review Committee and change the face of the game.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Friday, December 14, 2012, 7:35 AM

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