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School principal Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung died a hero saving her kids

Dawn Lafferty Hochsprung was killed at Sandy Hook elementary school last Friday morning while attempting to stop Adam Lanza, the gunman who murdered 26 people, including 20 children aged six and seven.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 7:13 AM

Teddy Kennedy Junior set to contest Senate election in major boost for Democrats

Edward M. Kennedy Jr is ready to follow his late father into the Senate according to reports in Massachusetts.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 7:05 AM

Connecticut’s Governor Malloy breaks down recalling how he told parents their children were dead

Governor Dannel P. Malloy has revealed how he was reduced to tears as he told Newtown parents their children had died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 7:20 AM

Dublin's Israeli Embassy posts derogatory Christmas comment about Palestinians on Facebook

The Israeli Embassy in Dublin has apologized after it posted a derogatory message on their Facebook wall for the holiday season on Monday.

By BERNIE MALONE

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 7:46 AM

After double daughter suicide mother pleads with Irish youth – “suicide is not the answer”

This weekend Lorraine Gallagher buried her daughter Shannon (15) who committed suicide six months after her younger sister Erin (12) also took her life, after a suspected campaign of cyber bullying.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 7:37 AM

Irish cancer patients asked to pay $98 upfront per chemotherapy treatment

Irish cancer patients are being asked to hand over $98 before each chemotherapy treatment they receive, which has prompted fears that hard pressed patients could stop attending for treatment because of the new 'cash on delivery' demand.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 7:54 AM

Historic files from Irish Free State on James Larkin’s deportation from US released

Classified files just released by the Irish Department of Justice and Equality have revealed the anxiety that legendary trade union figurehead Jim Larkin created for the Irish, British and US governments.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 8:00 AM

Four young Irish men cited on Forbes 30 under 30 list

Four young Irishmen have been listed on the influential Forbes “30 under 30” lists of people to watch in 2013.

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 7:43 AM

“Belly like a bowl full of jelly” - The average Irish male consumes 6,000 calories on Christmas Day

A new survey reveals that that Irish men take the Jolly old St. Nick image of Christmas a little too far, tucking away a whopping 6,000 calories of turkey, stuffing and chocolates on December 25th.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 7:26 AM

The rise and rise of Robert Sheehan - “Love/Hate” star set for the big time with “The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones” - VIDEO

‘Variety the spice of life’ for Sheehan who talks Love/Hate, theatre, Misfits and reveals his new Blockbuster US movie The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones set in New York City

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Friday, December 14, 2012, 8:32 AM

New documentary focuses on “When Ali Came to Ireland” - VIDEO

Ready for some real Christmas magic? Make sure to catch the new documentary about boxing legend Muhammad Ali’s visit to Ireland.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, December 18, 2012, 8:05 AM

BBC awards show remembers Gaelic Football legend Paidi O Se

Kerry legend Paidi O Se was remembered at one of the world’s top sports award shows on Sunday night.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, December 17, 2012, 8:09 AM

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