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NRA’s Wayne LaPierre has been watching too many Rambo movies - Arming all the citizenry is like giving drink to an alcoholic

Published Saturday, December 22, 2012, 7:30 AM

Government minister suicide revealed as heartbroken family prepare to bury Shane McEntee

The family of government minister Shane McEntee are preparing to bury Ireland’s latest suicide victim.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, December 22, 2012, 7:32 AM

The older Irish community in New York remembers Christmas past in Ireland - VIDEO

This week IrishCentral visited the Aisling Center in the Bronx, New York and joined the older Irish immigrants enjoying a Christmas dinner together.

By DARREN REDMOND

Published Saturday, December 22, 2012, 7:17 AM

‘I will never be afraid again – losing Gracie was the worst thing that can ever happen to me’ says Lynn McDonnell

Gracie McDonnell’s mum Lynn has told mourners she will never fear anything again – losing her beloved daughter was the worst thing that can ever happen to her.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, December 22, 2012, 8:28 AM

Pope Benedict condemns gay marriage in Christmas speech on family values

Pope Benedict XVI brought his already staunch opposition to gay marriage to a whole new level on Friday, claiming that gay people willingly ignore their God-given gender identities to pursue their sexual choices.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, December 22, 2012, 8:05 AM

Samantha Power may be next U.S. Ambassador to the UN says Washington Post report

Irish-born Obama official Samantha Power could be the next U.S. Ambassador to the UN according to the Washington Post.

By JAMES O’SHEA

Published Saturday, December 22, 2012, 7:49 AM

“Dougherty Gang” get 35 years - Florida crime spree siblings sentenced - VIDEO

Three Florida siblings, dubbed the “Dougherty Gang” have been sentenced to 35 years in jail for a cross country crime spree, which ended with a shootout in Colorado.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, December 22, 2012, 8:13 AM

No requiem for Newtown killer - don’t give the perpetrator the attention he most definitely craved

It is hard to look at the unspeakable tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut without remembering the watershed moment for school shootings in America. This came with the Columbine massacre in 1999 where two students armed with an array of high powered weapons and a thirst for infamy opened fire on fellow students, killing 13 and then themselves.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Saturday, December 22, 2012, 8:12 AM

Murder enquiry to be launched into Bloody Sunday deaths in Derry

Police in Ulster are to launch a murder enquiry into the Bloody Sunday massacre in Derry 40 years ago.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, December 21, 2012, 7:26 AM

PA police officer gives up crime-fighting to open donut shop in Florida - VIDEO

A former police officer has swapped his life in law enforcement for a career in selling donuts.

By DARA KELLY

Published Saturday, December 22, 2012, 8:13 AM

Ireland is the most charitable country in Europe, second most in the world

The World Giving Index for 2012 has found Ireland to be the most charitable country in Europe, and the second most charitable country in the world, just behind Australia.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, December 22, 2012, 8:14 AM

Katie Taylor, Rory McIlroy and Brian O’Driscoll named as most popular Irish sportspeople of 2012

Katie Taylor has stolen the hearts of Ireland according to the Pembroke Communications’ Sports Sentiment Index for 2012, while Rory McIlroy and Brian O’Driscoll follow just behind.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, December 20, 2012, 8:32 AM

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