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Irish American college student wins court order against stalking parents

A 21-year-old Irish American student has won a court order against her parents banning them from stalking her.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012, 7:27 AM

Joe Kennedy, Sr sought secret deal with De Valera on Irish ports during the War

A new book on Joseph P. Kennedy, patriarch of the Kennedy family, reveals that he had New York Times columnist Arthur Krock, who was on his payroll, secretly approach President Roosevelt in December 1940 with a plan to send Kennedy to Ireland to secretly negotiate with Irish leader Eamon De Valera for the use of Irish military bases and ports.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012, 7:36 AM

Top ten toasts for Christmas and the New Year

Slainte! 'Tis the time of year when toasts and salutations are spread across the world. Here is the best of the Irish toasts for this special time of year.

By DARA MCBRIDE

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012, 7:11 AM

Storms lash Ireland as weather takes a turn for the worst after mild Christmas

Thousands of homes in Ireland were left without power as gale-force winds lashed the country.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012, 8:12 AM

Vicki Kennedy not running as she backs Ed Markey for U.S. Senate seat

Speculation that Vicki Kennedy, the widow of Massachusetts icon Senator Edward Kennedy, would run for the U.S. Senate seat to be vacated by Secretary of State nominee John Kerry was laid to rest on Friday, as Mrs. Kennedy gave her strong support to the candidacy of Congressman Edward Markey.

By JEAN O'BRIEN

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012, 8:19 AM

A Christmas interrupted by bad flu and canceled Irish trip -- But it’s not all bad news as Notre Dame tickets magically arrive

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012, 8:00 AM

Irish emigrant’s ‘Just Saying’ video filmed in Dublin goes viral - VIDEO

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012, 8:15 AM

Dublin house prices up but nationwide average down

Figures from the Central Statistics Office (CSO) for November show a 4.2 percent increase in house values for 2012 in Dublin.

By JANE O'BRIEN

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012, 8:42 AM

The top 100 Irish last names explained - find out more about your Irish clan

IrishCentral has put together a list of the top 100 common Irish surnames with a little explanation of where these names come from.

By BRYAN FITZGERALD

Published Sunday, August 19, 2012, 8:59 AM

Plans for a diaspora center in Dublin underway

A Baroness and member of the House of Lords has urged people of Irish descent to support the development of a diaspora centre at Dún Laoghaire Harbour in Co. Dublin.

By DARA KELLY

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

Top ten historic tourists attractions to visit in Ireland - PHOTOS

Irish history stretches back to 8000 B.C. when the first known settlement of hunter-gathers arrived from continental Europe.

By CATHY HAYES

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

GAA Digest: Donegal's Jim McGuinness opposes 18 rule change

All-Ireland winning Donegal boss Jim McGuinness has spoken out against the 18 rule changes for Gaelic football proposed by the GAA’s Football Review Committee.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Wednesday, December 19, 2012, 9:47 AM

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