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Irish priest to break silence order from the Vatican at Dublin press conference

Controversial Irish cleric Father Tony Flannery is to defy the Vatican and break his silence on the campaign against him by Catholic Church authoritie

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, January 20, 2013, 7:30 AM

Joe Biden fast becoming most influential VP in history

Joe Biden, who will be sworn into office on Sunday morning, is becoming one of the most influential vice presidents in US history according to historians and political observers.

By DARA KELLY

Published Sunday, January 20, 2013, 7:35 AM

The Vatican very happy that Irish bishops mess is being sorted out - Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles Brown skips a generation of leaders

Published Sunday, January 20, 2013, 7:30 AM

Bill Clinton regards Good Friday agreement as his greatest foreign policy achievement says aide

President Bill Clinton considers the Northern Ireland Peace Process his greatest foreign policy achievement according to a new radio documentary.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, January 20, 2013, 8:03 AM

New Yorkers have spoken - overwhelming support for Ray Kelly to stay on as NYPD boss

New York Police Commissioner, Ray Kelly, has the highest approval rating ever, the latest poll has revealed.

By DARA KELLY

Published Saturday, January 19, 2013, 9:03 AM

“Monsignor Meth” - Catholic priest dressed as a woman and laundered drug money through his own sex shop

A Connecticut priest has been charged with helping to run a cross-country methamphetamine distribution ring. Officials also believe his was laundering his drug money through the local sex shop he owned.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Saturday, January 19, 2013, 8:41 AM

25,000 attend pro-life rally in Dublin to protest new abortion laws

Organizers were amazed when 25,000 people attended a pro-life rally in Dublin on Saturday, including the Tyrone football team boss Mickey Harte.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, January 20, 2013, 8:17 AM

Interview with Irish actor Ciaran Hinds - star of “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” with Scarlett Johansson

Ciaran Hinds was amazed to be offered the iconic role of Big Daddy in the latest Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s masterpiece, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, starring Scarlett Johansson. Cahir O'Doherty talks to the Belfast-born actor about acting alongside Johansson, and co-star Benjamin Walker’s startling resemblance to his oldest friend Liam Neeson.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Sunday, January 20, 2013, 7:53 AM

Boston contests Chicago for St. Patrick’s Day HQ title – but have they forgotten about New York?

Last week the ShamROCK Chicago Council told IrishCentral they were petitioning to have the Windy City named as the United States’ headquarters for all St. Patrick’s Day celebrations.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Sunday, January 20, 2013, 7:47 AM

Top five New York City fashion institutions you can’t find in Ireland

New York City is widely known as the fashion capital of the world and it is home to some of the biggest and best shopping stores.

By RACHAEL LAIRD

Published Sunday, January 20, 2013, 7:50 AM

New York GAA officers return for 2013 season of Gaelic football and hurling

The New York Gaelic Athletic Association will operate in 2013 with the same panel of officers who guided the body through 2012.

By DARA KELLY

Published Sunday, January 20, 2013, 7:49 AM

Short film “I Beat Mike Tyson” chronicles the story of Irish boxer Kevin McBride - VIDEO

A short film “I Beat Mike Tyson” released on Vimeo, chronicles the story of famed Irish boxer Kevin McBride and how he beat world champion Mike Tyson.

By MARIA DEL GRECO

Published Sunday, January 20, 2013, 7:49 AM

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