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Woman refused right to die by assisted suicide by Irish court

Multiple Sclerosis sufferer Marie Fleming has been denied the right to take her life with an assisted suicide by Ireland’s High Court.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:28 AM

CIA head John Brennan plans to retire in Ireland say Irish cousins

The newly appointed head of the CIA, John Brennan, plans to retire to his parents’ homeland of Ireland once his term ends, his family claim.

By DARA KELLY

Published Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:23 AM

Doctor struck off after attempting to kiss, bite and touch nurses in Dublin hospitals

A doctor has been struck off by the Irish Medical Council after he attempted to touch, kiss and bite a number of nurses – and tried to smell the underarm of another.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:25 AM

Loneliest man in Ireland leaves deserted island after 20 years

Ireland’s loneliest man has said he is moving back to England this year after 20 years on the Co. Donegal island of Inishfree.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Thursday, January 10, 2013, 6:58 AM

Loyalists cancel Dublin flag protest after clash with rugby match and rock concert

Ulster Loyalists have abandoned plans to bring their flag protest to Dublin on Saturday – because their march clashes with a rugby match and a rock concert.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:44 AM

Protests continue to rage as Union flag raised over City Hall to mark Kate Middleton's birthday

Protests in Belfast regarding the new rule on limiting the flying of the Union Jack over Belfast’s City Hall incited a sixth night of violence in East Belfast on Tuesday.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:39 AM

Freed bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn declares his innocence again

Bankrupt businessman Sean Quinn has said he will apologize to the Irish people if the courts find that the state and Anglo Irish Bank, now the state-owned Irish Bank Resolution Corporation (IBRC), were legally entitled to seize control of his companies.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:40 AM

Hillary Clinton celebrates Dan Rooney’s service to the US and Ireland at White House event

In recognition of Dan Rooney’s three years of service as Ambassador for the United States in Ireland, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton presented the Irish American with the Chief of Mission flag, and the flag of the United States honoring his successful tenure in Ireland.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:55 AM

Police investigating Dublin teenager’s miscarriage after drinking father’s 'abortion potion'

A 14-year-old African girl’s miscarriage in an Irish hospital last year is being investigated after allegations that the girl may have been raped by her father, and that her father may have fed her a “witch doctor potion” to abort the pregnancy.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, January 10, 2013, 8:00 AM

GAA footballer admits to killing father with friend’s gun

A young GAA football player admitted to killing his father and told the court that he suffers from depression. He said he obtained the gun from his friend after texting him.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Thursday, January 10, 2013, 7:52 AM

Notre Dames defeat by Alabama was God's plan, claims religious zealot - VIDEO

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 9:45 AM

Why Rory’s McIlroy’s Olympics choice doesn't really matter

Published Wednesday, January 9, 2013, 9:30 AM

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