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Irish masseuse Emily O’Reilly rejects attempted apology from Lance Armstrong -VIDEO

Emma O’Reilly, the Irishwoman at the heart of the Lance Armstrong story, has rejected the American drug cheat’s attempts at an apology.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:07 AM

‘Pog mo thoin’-- executed Boston murderer gives his last words in Gaelic

Convicted murderer Robert Gleason, Jr, killed two fellow inmates to ensure his execution in Virginia and requested the electric chair.

By RACHAEL LAIRD

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

Inquest confirms that Savita Halappanavar asked for abortion before her death

Galway University Hospital staff have confirmed that tragic Indian mother Savita Halappanavar asked for an abortion just days before she died last October.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:30 AM

IrishCentral asks should Lance Armstrong be allowed to compete again after doping scandal? - VIDEO

Shamed former world champion cyclist Lance Armstrong is beginning his public campaign for redemption this week, with a public apology for using doping to improve his performance. Armstrong has appeared on Oprah’s channel OWN but chose his words carefully and “did not come as clean” as the host would have liked.

By DARREN REDMOND

Published Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:11 AM

Majority of Irish people have less than $65 a month to live on after paying bills

Almost two million people in Ireland are broke after paying their bills every month according to a new survey.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:43 AM

Irish American mother arrested - children found covered in urine and feces

A Florida mother-of-three was arrested on Monday night for child neglect, after authorities discovered her children were living in squalor.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Friday, January 18, 2013, 8:01 AM

Suspected Irish Travellers gang threatens to blow up women and children in video

Gardai in Dublin are investigating a video that has surfaced which features five masked men wielding guns who threaten to kill specific men, as well as their wives, girlfriends and children.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:27 AM

Applicants for U.S. ambassador job to Ireland 'lining up out the door'

Washington lawyer and Irish American activist Mark Tuohey is still favorite as next Ambassador to Ireland. Tuohey was rated the hot favorite in a Washington Post article this week.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:40 AM

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams calls for Border poll to create a United Ireland

Gerry Adams, President of the political party Sinn Fein, has announced the launch of a campaign for a Border poll. This poll will allow voters in the North to determine the “status” of the area and “provide opportunity for a historic debate on the future of this island.”

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7:37 AM

Bill O’Reilly backs Marco Rubio immigration reform as fair and good

Bill O'Reilly may want to turn the administration's strengths into weaknesses by embracing issues that the GOP have traditionally opposed.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:36 AM

‘The Gunfighters’ Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg and Gabrielle Giffords make the cover of TIME

Vice President Joe Biden, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Arizona Senator Gabrielle Giffords are on the cover of this week’s TIME Magazine stamped over as ‘The Gunfighters.’

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, January 18, 2013, 7:31 AM

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