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Irish Bishop accused of hating women by top female politician during abortion hearings

Ireland’s Catholic Bishops have been accused of hating women by a leading female Labour Party Senator.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:20 AM

VP Joe Biden suddenly looks like the smartest politician in America -- Irish American VP goes where no other politicians dare in Washington D.C.

Published Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:15 AM

Ireland ranked 12th on list of best places to be born in the world

Ireland has been declared one of the best countries to be born in according to The Economist.

By RACHAEL LAIRD

Published Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:16 AM

‘Unacceptable’ violence and rioting over flag in Belfast has cost $24 million

According to the Confederation of British Industry, weeks of the union flag protests in the capital Belfast have cost businesses up to $24 million.

By RACHAEL LAIRD

Published Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:04 AM

Tragic death of Rory Staunton will save thousands of lives with new New York sepsis law

The tragic case of Rory Staunton, the 12-year-old Sunnyside, Queens boy who died of septic shock last April after being sent home from the emergency room at NYU Langone Medical Center, has resulted in the introduction by Governor Andrew Cuomo this week of powerful new emergency room measures that could save thousands of lives.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:35 AM

Gun nuts lose argument over assault weapons ban, threaten civil war - VIDEO

Published Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:00 AM

Donald Trump presents birth certificate to Bill Maher to prove his father was not an orangutan - VIDEO

The Donald doesn't like a challenge, particularly if it concerns his birth certificate.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:53 AM

Catholic Church calls on Irish government to hold abortion referendum

The Catholic Church has suggested a referendum be held to overturn the Supreme Court's X case judgment on abortion.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:13 AM

American dancer denies charges of luring student Nicola Furlong to her death

An American dancer charged in connection with the death of Irish girl Nicola Furlong in Tokyo has branded the accusations against him as ‘lies’.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:46 AM

For cold and flu season, our top ten ancient Irish homemade remedies and health tips

Shakespeare’s witches, with their "Eye of newt, and toe of frog”, could well have been related to some of ancient Irish ancestors if some of these remedies are to be believed.

By BERNIE MALONE

Published Friday, January 11, 2013, 8:18 AM

New U2 album on the way in September with Dangermouse producer

U2 fans can expect a new album from their heroes in September – with Brian Barton of Dangermouse in the producer’s chair.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, January 11, 2013, 7:43 AM

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