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Manti Te’o Notre Dame hoax is like an episode from ‘The Twilight Zone’ -- Fake girlfriend, fake death, is a twisted tale about life online - VIDEO

Published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:30 AM

Boston College IRA tapes on agenda for incoming Secretary of State hearings

Pressure will mount on incoming Secretary of State John Kerry to inform British authorities that they should not pursue the Boston College IRA tapes as he had promised to do when he was head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:21 AM

Megan Fox cover girl for this month’s Esquire says she believes in leprechauns

Irish American starlet Megan Fox is on the cover of this month’s Esquire magazine. In her interview with the magazine, Fox talks about how she’s ready to walk away from fame, and how she believes in leprechauns.

By DARA KELLY

Published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 8:11 AM

Irish government knew of horsemeat burger scandal before Christmas

The Irish government kept the horsemeat burger scandal from the public for almost four weeks, Agriculture Minister Simon Coveney has admitted.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 8:01 AM

In NYC Mayoral race, Irish American Christine Quinn holds lead in money and poll

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to hold the lead in the latest poll for this year’s New York City Mayor race.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:34 AM

Irishman among 'dozens' of oil workers kidnapped by Al Qaeda in Algeria

An Irishman is among those who were kidnapped while working in an oil field in Algeria in the early hours of Wednesday morning. A group connected to the terror cell Al Qaeda is reportedly responsibility for the kidnapping.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:56 AM

Boston College IRA tapes on agenda for incoming Secretary of State hearings

Pressure will mount on incoming Secretary of State John Kerry to inform British authorities that they should not pursue the Boston College IRA tapes as he had promised to do when he was head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:21 AM

Right wing gun fever is spreading ahead of assault weapons reform

Published Wednesday, January 16, 2013, 10:00 AM

Sinn Fein asks CNN to stop referring to Gerry Adams as 'former IRA paramilitary commander'

The Irish political party Sinn Fein as admitted they asked the US broadcaster CNN to refer to Gerry Adams by his “proper title” rather than “former IRA paramilitary commander” following a recent report.

By DARA KELLY

Published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:43 AM

Barack Obama part two - President starts second term with gun control and immigration topping his agenda

President Obama will commence his second term on Monday with none of the massive expectations that attended his first inaugural.

By IRISH VOICE EDITORIAL

Published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:27 AM

Travel writer recalls 17th century Ireland as bleak place where ignorant men ate soap

Born in Lincolnshire in 1566, Fynes Moryson was a travel writer. The Cambridge graduate wrote “An Itinerary” comprised of 12 years of travel through Europe from 1590, including England, Scotland, and Ireland.

By DARA KELLY

Published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:18 AM

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