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Abigail Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church calls all Irish ‘knuckle-dragging potato-eating perverts’ - AUDIO

It’s no news that Westboro Baptist Church is an organization of lunatics who are hell bent on promoting hate and prejudice within America today, but they may have outdone themselves with their latest stunt.

By Op-Ed by KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, December 20, 2012, 7:17 AM

Pictures of Irish child laborers in 1900s forced change in child labor laws in the US - PHOTOS

Housed in the United States Library of Congress under the National Child Labor Committee Collection, are moving and sad images of child labor from the early 1900s.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, December 20, 2012, 7:21 AM

Top ten Irish expressions an American picked up living there

So you’ve heard recently on this site about Irishsims in America and Irishisms in Ireland.

By IVAN NAHEM

Published Thursday, December 20, 2012, 7:12 AM

Ryanair voted worst airline in the world in new survey

Ireland’s no frills airline Ryanair has hit turbulence after it was voted the worst in the world – and received just a one star rating.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, December 20, 2012, 7:34 AM

VP Joe Biden to lead push for new gun law policy after Newtown massacre – VIDEO

President Obama has appointed VP Joe Biden to lead an effort that will work on concrete proposals for changes to gun laws in America, following Friday’s massacre in Sandy Hook elementary school, where 26 people, including 20 children, were murdered.

By DARA KELLY

Published Thursday, December 20, 2012, 8:09 AM

It’s time for the US Government to take on the National Rifle Association after Newtown tragedy

The angelic faces of the 20 children gunned down so mercilessly last Friday in Newtown, Connecticut will haunt us forever.

By Irish Voice Editorial

Published Thursday, December 20, 2012, 7:38 AM

Christine Quinn slams New York administration over relief for Hurricane Sandy victims

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has been highly critical of the relief efforts following October’s Superstorm Sandy. Now, the mayoral hopeful is speaking out hoping to bring some reform.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Thursday, December 20, 2012, 7:56 AM

Bullets sent to five politicians in Stormont as Union flag protests continue

Envelopes containing bullets were mailed to assembly members of political parties Sinn Fein and the Alliance Party at Stormont, Northern Ireland’s legislative assembly. The threats are the latest development in a string of loyalist street violence since Stormont’s vote to decrease the number of days they would fly the Union Jack.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Thursday, December 20, 2012, 7:51 AM

Mailman gets jail term after robbing $3 million to feed massive gambling addiction

An Irish mail man stole over $3million from his employers as he fed a major gambling addiction with a turnover of over $14million.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, December 20, 2012, 8:06 AM

Judd Apatow’s 'This is 40' - Give $10 to the homeless rather than wasting your time - VIDEO

Screenwriter Judd Apatow has had a remarkable Hollywood career, the writer or producer behind blockbuster hits like Superbad, The 40 Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up. This weekend Apatow's highly anticipated new offering, This Is 40, opens. Cahir O'Doherty catches rising Irish star Chris O'Dowd acquit himself rather charmlessly in the lackluster new comedy.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Thursday, December 20, 2012, 8:11 AM

Homelessness in the US -- how America values itself

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 9:00 AM

Olympic gold medal winner Katie Taylor set to return to ring in February

Olympic hero Katie Taylor will make her return to the ring when she headlines a fight night at Dublin’s Grand Canal Theatre in February.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 9:54 AM

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