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Pope Benedict slams Ireland’s attempts to introduce abortion

The Pope has slammed proposals to change Ireland’s anti-abortion laws and expressed his ‘dismay’ at the moves.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 7:18 AM

Nightmare for Notre Dame ends a dream season for Fighting Irish -- Heavy hearts but heads held high after remarkable year

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 7:30 AM

Donald Trump’s Obama attacks and other antics could cost him his NBC “Apprentice” gig

Donald Trump thinks he has everyone else's number, so he may be surprised to discover that someone finally has his.

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 7:27 AM

Governor Cuomo announces new law after Rory Staunton’s tragic death

Rory Staunton’s death will save up to 8,000 lives a year after the introduction of new hospital procedures in the state of New York.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 7:32 AM

Gerry Adams accused of hypocrisy over New York prostate operation

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams has been branded a hypocrite after choosing to have an operation in America rather than using the public health service in Ireland.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 7:54 AM

Obama nominates Irish American John Brennan to be next CIA director - VIDEO

President Obama nominated White House counter-terrorism adviser John Brennan to be the next CIA director on Monday, for his second term in office.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 7:42 AM

Gabrielle Giffords and Mark Kelly to talk about Tucson shooting two years on

It's been two years since former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords miraculously survived the attack by crazed gunman Jared Loughner.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 8:06 AM

Irish fast food store Supermac’s follows “brain drain” set to expand in Australia

Galway based fast food chain Supermac’s are planning to expand their restaurant chain in Australia. The growing number of Irish citizens living in Oz will feel a little closer to home knowing the fast food chain is soon coming.

By RACHAEL LAIRD

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 7:50 AM

Irish doctor organized illegal adoptions leaving no paper trail for people to find their families

The illegal adoptions organized by the late Dr. Irene Creedon of Monaghan has left some frustrated and angered with the lack of transparency in their origins, while others regard her as a heroine for helping troubled mothers and children.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, January 7, 2013, 8:14 AM

IrishCentral Facebook contest winner plans to experience Irish local culture during dream trip

IrishCentral are delighted to announce another winner. Antoinette Leal and her husband, Nery, are excitedly planning her first trip to Ireland having won a free trip through our recent Facebook competition.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, January 8, 2013, 7:45 AM

Maggie Gyllenhaal joins Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson for new movie

American actress Maggie Gyllenhaal has reportedly signed on for a new film project with Irish stars Michael Fassbender and Domhnall Gleeson.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, January 7, 2013, 8:22 AM

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