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New archbishop as Eamon Martin to replace Sean Brady as the head of Ireland’s Catholic Church

Monsignor Eamon Martin, 51, the administrator of the Diocese of Derry, is about to become the next leader of the Catholic Church in Ireland. He will be the youngest bishop or archbishop in Ireland when he is inaugurated in a few months.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7:42 AM

Caroline Kennedy set to travel for 50th anniversary of John F Kennedy’s Ireland visit

A Kennedy family reunion will take place in Wexford, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of President John F Kennedy’s visit to Ireland. The event, which is part of The Gathering, is expected to be led by the President’s daughter Caroline Kennedy.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7:30 AM

Poll shows majority of Americans would give undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship

A majority of US voters support immigration reform that provides a pathway to full citizenship for the nation’s undocumented immigrants, according to polls released this week by bipartisan polling groups.

By DARA KELLY

Published Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7:19 AM

How the sons of Irish ancestors rose the ranks of the CIA - VIDEO

President Obama nominated Irish American John Brennan to be the next CIA director on Monday.

By DARA KELLY

Published Saturday, January 19, 2013, 8:04 AM

Stephen McFaul, Irishman held in Algeria kidnapping, had explosives tied to his neck

The Irishman who was among those reportedly being held hostage at the In Amenas oil-field in Algeria on Wednesday is said to be out of harm’s way now and “safe and well.”

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, January 18, 2013, 8:07 AM

Winter storms lash Ireland as big freeze begins

Ireland’s first winter storm has the country in an icy grip with snow and severe weather forecast everywhere.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, January 19, 2013, 7:55 AM

United States Marine Corps begin testing on Irish-developed armoured vehicle

The US Marine Corps are seeking nearly 600 new armored personnel carriers, and have selected an Irish-developed armored vehicle for testing, according to the Independent.

By RACHAEL LAIRD

Published Saturday, January 19, 2013, 8:05 AM

Irish father-daughter duo top Amazon App charts with simple Kindle calculator

An Irish father and daughter duo had a special reason to celebrate the New Year, when their calculator app they invented hit the top of the Amazon Kindle Fire charts.

By RACHAEL LAIRD

Published Friday, January 18, 2013, 2:52 PM

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett's 10 hour miniseries "The Bible" set to air on the History Channel - VIDEO

Derry native Roma Downey is co-producing and starring in the History Channel’s upcoming miniseries event ‘The Bible.’

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, January 19, 2013, 8:08 AM

Top ten Irish jokes - a snippet of the wit and sharpness of Irish comedy

1. Six Irish men were playing poker when one of them played a bad hand and died...

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Saturday, January 19, 2013, 8:12 AM

Community pull together to rescue chatty parrot stolen from street side perch in Meath

Pixie the parrot has a vocabulary of 2,000 words, but somehow he lacked the ability to screech for help when he was being stolen.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Saturday, January 19, 2013, 8:14 AM

Seanie Monaghan returns to action at MSG against Roger Cantrell

Light heavyweight Seanie Monaghan (16-0, 10 KOs) returns to action this Saturday night at the Theater in MSG when he takes on Roger Cantrell (15-2, 8 KOs) in a contest scheduled for eight rounds.

By DECLAN O'KELLY

Published Saturday, January 19, 2013, 8:14 AM

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