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Irish man denies defrauding elderly US heiress fiancee of millions

Cork native Thomas Queally is denying allegations lodged against him by New Yorker Elisa Rodino that he stole $4 million from her. He is also denying the allegations that he was engaged to Rodino and had been living a double life and lying to her. She isin her sixties while he is in his mid forties.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:03 AM

Seeking Irish Americans to march in St Patrick’s ‘people parade’ in Dublin

As part of ‘The Gathering Ireland 2013’ for the first time ever, St. Patrick’s Festival are inviting up to 8,000 people around the world to march in the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin on 17 March 2013. The People’s Parade is a once in a lifetime opportunity and applications are now open!

By JAMES O’SHEA

Published Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:23 AM

Top Irish baby names revealed - James reclaims top spot for boys, Emily for girls

The Irish Times newspaper has compiled their most popular baby names for 2012, according to the birth announcements listed in the paper during the year.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:06 AM

No reason to allow Union Jacks to fly alone over Belfast any more - Unionists need to get used to equality agenda and equal symbols

Published Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:45 AM

Cork bishop says Church will not reject people who use contraception, have premarital sex

In an end of the year interview, Cork Bishop John Buckley explained how Church doctrines are meant to serve as ideals and not necessarily standards of membership. Those who do not follow the ideals are still encouraged to come attend Mass.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:09 AM

Ireland is bouncing back despite all the naysayers -- It is time we stopped wallowing in despair and started cheer-leading

Published Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:45 AM

Argentinian leader demands Falklands/Malvinas islands back

It was a war that caused a sensation at the time. It was fought between Margaret Thatcher and the Argentinian junta in 1982 but Britain emerged victorious retaining the Falklands/Malvinas islands in the South Atlantic.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:07 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

Arnold Schwarzenegger says he and Maria Shriver still have ‘great’ relationship

The 65-year-old action star announced in 2011 his 25-year marriage was over just before revelations surfaced that he had secretly fathered a child with their housekeeper Mildred Baena.

By BUZZ BRADY

Published Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:10 AM

Roscommon native Chris O’Dowd chats about his HBO series ‘Family Tree’

Roscommon native and ‘Bridesmaids’ star Chris O’Dowd chatted with Vulture about his upcoming BBC comedy ‘Family Tree.’

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:10 AM

Lip dub for GAA All Star Andy Moran’s wedding goes viral – VIDEO

Mayo GAA All Star Andy Moran and his new bride Jennifer Drake got a wedding gift to beat all others on New Year’s Eve, when their friends unveiled a lip dub to celebrate their nuptials.

By MOLLY MULDOON

Published Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:10 AM

Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly attracting interest from pro NFL teams

With his impressive collegiate football coaching record, Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish head football coach Brian Kelly may be getting some attention from NFL to take on a professional coaching job.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, January 5, 2013, 7:11 AM

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