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Ireland’s oldest illegal alien in America to finally become a U.S. citizen

A 90-year-old Irish immigrant to Chicago who was declared illegal in 1999 will finally get her American citizenship in 2013.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Thursday, December 27, 2012, 6:24 AM

Rosanna Davison says she stripped for Playboy for women everywhere

Miss World 2003 Rosanna Davison, daughter of singer Chris De Burgh, has chatted about her year in which she posed nude for Playboy in the Irish Times.

By HILDA HIGGINS

Published Thursday, December 27, 2012, 6:24 AM

‘The Quiet Man‘ is one of the greatest films ever says Martin Scorsese - VIDEO

Famed Hollywood director Martin Scorsese has said ‘The Quiet Man’ is one of the greatest movies of all time and that the on screen relationship between Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne is very powerful. He was speaking in a new documentary ‘Dreaming the Quiet Man’ which has just been released to mark the 60th anniversary of the film.

By JAMES O'BRIEN

Published Thursday, December 27, 2012, 6:25 AM

World famous Irish Shillelagh stick unveiled as a martial arts weapon

Ireland’s famous shillelagh stick is now being used as a martial arts weapon by a Cork group anxious to tackle social isolations.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, December 27, 2012, 6:25 AM

Irish politician accuses Cardinal Brady of misrepresenting abortion legislation issue

A Labour TD (Member of Parliament) has slammed Cardinal Sean Brady's Christmas message saying it ‘misrepresented’ the legal position within which the Oireachtas is required to legislate for abortion.

By DARA KELLY

Published Thursday, December 27, 2012, 6:26 AM

One Direction fans furious over Niall Horan Facebook charity hoax

One Direction were duped by an Internet troll this Christmas, who posed as Niall Horan in order to clock up fans on a Facebook page.

By BUZZ BRADY

Published Thursday, December 27, 2012, 6:27 AM

Irish American John Malone pays $10million for luxury Irish estate

Billionaire Irish American media guru John Malone has emerged as the mystery buyer of a $10million castle in County Wicklow.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, December 27, 2012, 6:26 AM

The biggest mistakes to make during your vacation to Ireland

A little bit of local knowledge goes a long way - and with this in mind, we at IrishCentral have prepared a brief guide to vacationing in Ireland.

By CONN CORRIGAN

Published Thursday, December 27, 2012, 6:30 AM

Colin Farrell makes surprise Christmas visit to Dublin Children’s Hospital

Published Thursday, December 27, 2012, 6:30 AM

Ryanair flights await Europe’s top politicians during Irish EU presidency

Europe’s top politicians and civil servants will have to slum it on Ryanair thanks to the scrooges in the Irish government.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, December 27, 2012, 6:26 AM

Roy Keane in contention for return to management with old club Nottingham Forest

Roy Keane is set for a return to management with his old club Nottingham Forest – if he can see off a challenge from European Cup winner Roberto Di Matteo.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, December 27, 2012, 6:28 AM

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