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Anne Marie Murphy died ‘serving children and serving God’ in Newtown tragedy

An Irish American family have paid tribute to their hero daughter who died ‘serving children and serving God’ in the Connecticut school massacre.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, December 16, 2012, 7:39 AM

Gun toll; America 9,369 dead, Great Britain 14 -- get the picture? Obama should attend all the funerals in Newtown after massacre

Published Sunday, December 16, 2012, 7:31 AM

New gun restrictions will not prevent tragedies like the Connecticut school shooting

Published Saturday, December 15, 2012, 10:16 PM

Wanted: person for worst job in the world - PR director for Ryanair

The worst job in the world is now up for grabs – as Michael O’Leary’s apologist with budget airline Ryanair.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, December 16, 2012, 7:27 AM

Start talking about 'massacre prevention,' it's too late to talk about 'gun control'

Published Sunday, December 16, 2012, 8:16 AM

Strong Irish roots of Newtown, tragic Connecticut town where children were massacred

Newtown, Connecticut, the site of the elementary school massacre, was never the same after a massive influx of Irish immigrants, many of whom came through the area as railroad workers in the early 19th century and stayed to farm land abandoned by earlier farmers, according to Wikipedia.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, December 15, 2012, 9:14 AM

Irish American couple describe how daughter-in-law cheated death

Newtown:  Retired couple William and Susan Kane Neilson, live at the point where Churchill Road meets The Glen Road in the center of Sandy Hook near the school where the massacre occurred.

By VINNIE O'DOWD

Published Saturday, December 15, 2012, 12:15 PM

400 Irish reach out again to help distressed areas after Hurricane Sandy

400 Irish volunteers descended on Rockaway and other areas slammed by Hurricane Sandy on Saturday for a Christmas Meitheal (helping neighbors in need).

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Sunday, December 16, 2012, 7:59 AM

White Christmas is now off the agenda for Ireland as temperatures rise

Ireland can forget about a White Christmas as temperatures rise across the country.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, December 16, 2012, 8:09 AM

Irish farmer told repossession workers to strip and get in the boar pen

Two men working for a Dublin repossession company were told to strip and get in a pen with a wild boar after a confrontation with a farmer, reports the Independent.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Saturday, December 15, 2012, 10:52 AM

Paidi O Se, Irish footballing legend, found dead in Kerry home

Kerry Gaelic football legend Paidi O Se was found dead this morning at his home in Ventry, Co. Kerry. He was 57 years old, and early reports indicate that he may have died of a heart attack.

By James O’Brien

Published Saturday, December 15, 2012, 10:05 AM

World champion boxer Steve Collins challenges Roy Jones Jr to showdown

Former world champion Steve Collins has issued a challenge to American legend Roy Jones Jr to get in the ring for a once-off showdown – 18 years after he won the world title.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Saturday, December 15, 2012, 9:44 AM

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