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Dissident Irish priest fears excommunication over views on women priests

Outspoken Irish cleric Father Tony Flannery has admitted he faces excommunication from the church for backing the rights of women to become priests.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, January 21, 2013, 7:28 AM

Two Irishmen found entombed in Civil War ship off the coast of Texas

3D sonar imaging has provided a new look into the shipwreck of the USS Hatteras, a Union ship which was sunk off the coast of Galveston, Texas during the US Civil War.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, January 21, 2013, 7:36 AM

Vatican praises Obama’s new gun control measures

Chief spokesman for the Vatican Reverend Federico Lombardi has spoken out strongly in favor of President Obama’s rallying for new gun legislation in the US that would reinstate the assault weapons ban and mandate background checks for the purchase of guns.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, January 21, 2013, 8:20 AM

Irish lawyer for Savita’s husband said he wanted to keep media waiting

Gerard O’Donnell, the Galway-based lawyer who is representing Praveen Halappanavar, said in an interview that he and his client deliberately made the release of information regarding the case slow in order to sustain the media’s attention.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, January 21, 2013, 8:16 AM

Irish priest disciplined after claims Jesus never existed in controversial book

A top priest has been forced to quit a bible teaching job thanks to his work of pulpit fiction which denies the existence of Jesus Christ.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, January 21, 2013, 7:55 AM

Snow falling as freezing European conditions arrive in Ireland

Temperatures are plummeting across Ireland as heavy snow brings the country to a halt.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, January 21, 2013, 7:47 AM

Brave little Irish girl seeks American medical treatment to be able to walk

Three year old Katie Lonergan from Co Kilkenny suffers from cerebral palsy spastic quadriplegia - a condition that prevents her from being able to walk - but is determined to make her way to the US to acquire medical treatment.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, January 21, 2013, 8:14 AM

Abortion Rights Campaign announces aim to repeal 8th amendment

Pro-choice groups and individuals from across Ireland came together for a meeting in Dublin on Saturday to discuss the name and aims of the newly established Abortion Rights Campaign and to agree to the next steps of the movement.

By DARA KELLY

Published Monday, January 21, 2013, 8:09 AM

Gay bars in Ireland feeling pinch in recession as attitudes change

Several gay bars have been closing around Ireland in the past few months due to the economic recession and more liberal attitudes about homosexuality in the general population.

By DARA KELLY

Published Monday, January 21, 2013, 8:03 AM

Daniel Day-Lewis, Steven Spielberg hit Dublin for ‘Lincoln’ premiere

On Sunday, Dublin city got a small taste of Hollywood when the Golden Globe winning film ‘Lincoln’ hosted its European premiere at the Savoy Theater on O’Connell Street.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, January 21, 2013, 7:39 AM

Ireland ranked as one of the top ten countries in the “Better Life Index”

According to the ‘Better Life Index,' Ireland reportedly performs very well as it ranks as one of the top ten countries in several of their topics. Here are some facts and figures from the ‘Better Life Index.'

By RACHAEL LAIRD

Published Sunday, January 20, 2013, 9:03 AM

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