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Rory McIlroy says he wants to stay neither British nor Irish

Golfer Rory McIlroy has claimed he doesn’t want to be committed to any flag as the furore surrounding his Olympic future grows.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 3:18 AM

Emigrant’s tears of joy as Irish families reunited at Dublin airport – PHOTOS

Christmas time in Ireland is special – a time for family, parties and homecomings. Nowhere is this more evident than at the arrivals hall in Dublin airport every Christmas.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 3:43 AM

Bono busks again on Grafton Street Dublin, Christmas 2012

It has become an annual ritual, the great Bono busk in Grafton Street on Christmas Eve. This year the U2 front man was accompanied by Glen Hansard of “Once” fame and singer Lisa Hannigan.

By BUZZ BRADY

Published Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 3:37 AM

Focus should be on depression not media in Irish Minister’s suicide -- Deep seated issue of depression and suicide needs full exploration

Published Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 4:15 AM

A father’s Christmas reflection -- Ireland’s immigration and loss takes its toll on the holidays

Both my sons are away from home this year. One has married and lives in England with his lovely wife. My other son, like many thousands of young Irish from across this island, is in Australia working.

By PAT MCGINN

Published Monday, December 24, 2012, 8:00 AM

Critics of dead Irish government minister called ‘faceless cowards’

The brother of Irish government minister Shane McEntee who committed suicide, allegedly after receiving withering criticism in social media over comments he made defending the Irish budget ,has slammed those who attacked him.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 4:14 AM

Irish retail sales in December ‘up for the first time in five years’

Retail Excellence Ireland has reported that sales for this weekend, the last before Christmas, showed the first increase in five years.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 4:02 AM

Arguing over where we should spent Christmas - with her family or mine?

Published Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 3:30 AM

Irish filmmaker hits big with pro-fracking documentary now backed by Mark Cuban

FrackNation, the controversial film supportive of fracking, has secured a television deal and will premiere January 22, 2013 on AXS TV., the cable channel owned by billionaire Mark Cuban.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 4:20 AM

No deportation of Immigrants arrested for minor crimes say authorities

Illegal immigrants committing minor offenses will no longer be deported, the Obama administration announced Friday.

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 3:59 AM

50% January sale at Killkenny's online store - fashion, jewellery, homeware and more

This is what IrishCentral readers have been waiting for.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, December 25, 2012, 3:54 AM

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