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Immigrants flooding into Ireland despite bad economic times there

Though Ireland’s economy remains in poor shape, there is no shortage of foreigners from around the world seeking legal residency and citizenship there, new Irish government figures show.

By JAMES O'BRIEN

Published Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:15 AM

Is the Notre Dame BCS Bowl ad aimed at dissing Alabama?

Published Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:30 AM

Cork pothole is a worldwide web hit after local man jumps in for a swim - VIDEO

A pothole on a Cork road has gone viral – after a man went for a swim in it and posted the video online!

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:39 AM

Hillary’s serious illness changes everything in 2016 presidential race

Published Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:30 AM

Peter King slams fellow Republicans on lack of aid for Hurricane Sandy victims

Furious over the failure of House Republicans on Wednesday to vote on a $60 billion federal aid package for Hurricane Sandy victims, Long Island Republican Congressman Peter King lashed out at his party’s inaction, a move which contributed to House Speaker John Boehner pledging to take up part of the bill on Friday.

By JANE O'TOOLE

Published Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:18 AM

Sean Hannity ratings plummet after Obama election victory

Conservative talk show host Sean Hannity has seen a dramatic drop in ratings in the two months following President Obama's re-election.

By DARA KELLY

Published Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:21 AM

Christine Quinn vows to keep Ray Kelly as commissioner if elected NYC mayor

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has vowed to retain NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly on for another term if she is elected as New York mayor this year, latest reports suggest.

By DARA KELLY

Published Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:18 AM

Bust billionaire Sean Quinn is released from Mountjoy Prison

Bankrupt billionaire Sean Quinn has been released from prison again after serving nine weeks for contempt of court.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:45 AM

Ireland to bask in Med-like sunshine as The Gathering gathers pace in July

Ireland is set for a scorching summer as thousands come home for The Gathering, according to a world renowned weather expert.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:19 AM

Top ten reasons to go on a date with an Irish man

Not convinced about what a rare wonderful breed Irish men are?

By JACINTA REILLY

Published Monday, April 16, 2012, 8:24 AM

So you’re a fan of Niall Horan’s accent - here’s a guide to speaking with an Irish brogue

Okay so you're not going to sound like One Direction’s Irish member Niall Horan by the end of this article, you might just get closer than Tom Cruise in "Far and Away" or God forbid, Sean Connery in the "Untouchables."

By BERNIE MALONE

Published Thursday, January 3, 2013, 6:23 AM

Blow for Ireland as Paul O’Connell ruled out of Six Nations campaign

Ireland coach Declan Kidney is reeling from the news that Paul O’Connell is out for the Six Nations as he awaits surgery on a back injury.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, January 2, 2013, 8:42 AM

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