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Donald Trump is now the meanest billionaire in creation - that’s official -- Contrast with the most generous, Irish American Chuck Feeney, never greater

Published Sunday, December 30, 2012, 8:03 AM

Where and how I find God in my life in this troubled world

The question of “The role of God in my life” requires definitions – of “God” and of “my life."

By DR KEVIN CAHILL*

Published Sunday, December 30, 2012, 7:32 AM

Englishman had stroke and wakes up speaking Welsh to doctors

An Englishman who woke up after a stroke and started speaking Welsh is the most recent victim of “Foreign Accent syndrome,” a rare complication of brain damage.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Sunday, December 30, 2012, 7:44 AM

Leo Varadkar backs proposals to allow Diaspora to vote in Irish elections

Ireland’s Transport and Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar is backing proposals to allow the Diaspora to vote in Presidential and parliamentary elections.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, December 30, 2012, 8:05 AM

Catholic priest claims in Christmas message that women bring violence upon themselves

Catholic priest Fr Piero Corsi has stirred up some controversy in the wake of his Christmas message in which he asserts that with women becoming increasingly “provocative,” they have brought physical and sexual violence upon themselves.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012, 9:19 AM

Some Irish women did not want equality with men 1982 files show

How times have changed! 1982 government files just released in Ireland show that a leading Irish women’s organization had great contempt for the idea of women working outside the home and the notion of career women and new freedoms that women were enjoying back then.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Sunday, December 30, 2012, 8:35 AM

Major increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Ireland

Sexually transmitted diseases are on the rise in Ireland, and one outreach group says the problem is even worse than official statistics show because the Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) is overstretched and as a result is under-reporting the crisis.

By HELEN O'BRIEN

Published Sunday, December 30, 2012, 8:19 AM

British claims Dessie Ellis responsible for 50 IRA murders causes political storm

The revelation that British intelligence documents suggested that current Sinn Fein member of the Irish parliament Dessie Ellis was responsible for 50 murders during the IRA campaign has led to a major stand-off between Sinn Fein and Fine Gael, the main party in government.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012, 8:57 AM

British felt snubbed as Ronald Reagan kept Queen waiting for RSVP

Newly released documents have revealed that in 1982, the Reagan White House took a long time to reply to a personal invitation from Queen Elizabeth II for President Reagan and his wife Nancy to stay with her at Windsor Castle during a planned visit to England.

By DARA KELLY

Published Sunday, December 30, 2012, 8:11 AM

Micheal Martin eyes return to government with Fianna Fail at next election

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has re-iterated to rebuilding the party and leading it back into government.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, December 29, 2012, 9:08 AM

Wait for the proposal - after seven years shouldn't he have put a ring on it?!

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

Irish Sport's 10 Best Achievements and Moments of 2012

Published Friday, December 28, 2012, 9:15 AM

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