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Democrats may look to Ted Kennedy’s widow to run for vacant Senate seat in Mass.

Top Massachusetts Democrats, and even President Obama himself, may be looking to nudge Ted Kennedy’s widow Vicki Kennedy into considering a run for the Senate seat that will be open if Senator John Kerry takes up the position of Secretary of State.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, December 28, 2012, 6:52 AM

CNN’s Piers Morgan speaks the truth to Americans on gun control

Published Friday, December 28, 2012, 8:15 AM

Top ten biggest news stories on IrishCentral in 2012

After a year of news dominated by the London Olympics, the US Presidential Election, international financial crisis, Hurricane Sandy, and most recently the Newtown massacre, we took a step back and looked at which news stories have been most popular on IrishCentral this year.

By KATE HICKEY

Published Friday, December 28, 2012, 6:58 AM

Dog with both male and female genitals found abandoned in Galway

It's a case of belated puppy love for an adorable dog born with both male and female genitals that was abandoned by its original owners, only to be rescued in time for the holidays by the Galway Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (GSPCA). The conditon is extremely rare.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Friday, December 28, 2012, 7:27 AM

Irish New York lotto winner reaches settlement with ex-husband in time for Christmas

Patricia Daly, the Irishwoman who won $8 million in the New York lottery in early 2011, is relieved to have reached a divorce settlement with her estranged husband Jamie Eisel.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, December 28, 2012, 7:17 AM

Book with links to President Obama’s relatives to go to auction in Dublin

A book written in Latin that once belonged to Barack Obama’s Irish ancestor is to go on sale in Dublin for a thousand dollars.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, December 28, 2012, 7:17 AM

Sinn Fein politician Dessie Ellis linked with 50 murders in newly released British documents

Dessie Ellis, a Sinn Fein member of the Irish parliament, has been linked with 50 murders committed during the Troubles according to new documents released by the British government.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, December 28, 2012, 7:07 AM

Dublin takes center stage for The Gathering 2013 launch in Ireland

It promises to be one hell of a party! Dublin will take center stage for a sensational New Year’s Eve Festival heralding the start of The Gathering Ireland 2013.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Friday, December 28, 2012, 7:18 AM

Government makes move on cyber bullying in wake of shock Shane McEntee suicide

The Irish government has made the first move to tackle cyber bullying on social network sites in the wake of the death of Junior Minister Shane McEntee. The Meath deputy took his own life with his angry family adamant that internet abuse was a factor in his death. Now McEntee’s close friend Enda Kenny, the Irish Prime Minister, has ordered an investigation into cyber bullying. The move also follows the tragic deaths of Donegal sisters Shannon and Erin Gallagher who committed suicide within six weeks of each

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, December 28, 2012, 7:16 AM

Top ten Irish New Year’s resolutions and why they’re never kept

A New Year, a fresh start, rebirth. There is simply an international lack of will power when it comes to New Year’s resolutions.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, January 8, 2011, 11:08 AM

Guss Hayes to ring in New Year at Yonkers Casino in New York

The popular native of County Clare, Ireland – band leader, Guss Hayes – will be among the musical entertainment helping to bring in 2013 at Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway on New Year’s Eve (Monday night,December 31, 2012)

By JAMES FARRELL

Published Friday, December 28, 2012, 7:45 AM

Roy Keane misses out again on Nottingham Forest return as manager

Roy Keane has been overlooked by Nottingham Forest again – and is set to miss out on a return to management with Blackburn Rovers.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, December 28, 2012, 7:22 AM

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