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Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady arrested after death of baby in Boston

An Irish nanny in Quincy has been charged with injuring a baby girl in her care who then died according to Middlesex District Attorney Gerard T. Leone.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 7:28 AM

Gabriel Byrne says his description of The Gathering as a ‘shakedown’ was too harsh

Irish actor Gabriel Byrne backtracked on his criticism of “The Gathering,” admitting his description of the tourism initiative as a “shakedown” may have been "too strong a word."

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 7:35 AM

Irish American lobby focused on immigration reform in Obama’s second term

An urgent need for immigration reform was the Irish American message at a Washington inaugural brunch hosted by the Council for American Ireland Relations (CAIR).

By KATE HICKEY

Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 7:33 AM

Woman banned from speaking to Irish neighbors after 14-year campaign of racist abuse

A 63-year-old woman has been banned from speaking to her neighbors after a 14-year campaign of racist harassment.

By CATHY HAYES

Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 7:45 AM

Could Joe Biden be the next President? Prospects for 2016 never brighter -VIDEO

Joe Biden was sworn into office yesterday for his second term as Vice President with his prospects of a 2016 presidential candidate never brighter, according to senior political sources.

By DARA KELLY

Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 7:50 AM

Irish masseuse Emma O'Reilly may sue Lance Armstrong over ‘alcoholic whore’ comment

The Irish masseuse who was labeled a liar by Lance Armstrong is considering taking legal action against him.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 7:52 AM

Caroline Kennedy set for Ireland to mark JFK's 50th anniversary 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

Cork welcomes Global Technology Leaders for Irish Technology Leadership Group Summit

Cork will host many of Silicon Valley’s most successful entrepreneurs, senior technology executives and investors next week when the Irish Technology Leadership Group (ITLG) arrives in Ireland for the Global Technology Leaders Summit.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 8:06 AM

Court to question Sean Quinn children over assets in bankruptcy hearing

All five children of fallen Irish billionaire Sean Quinn, who was once Ireland's richest man, and three of their spouses will reportedly face cross-examination about their assets in the Irish High Court this week.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 8:03 AM

Northern Irish doctor among four killed in Scottish Highland avalanche

A junior doctor from Northern Ireland and two Phd students were among four people killed in an avalanche in the Scottish Highlands, police said.

By RACHAEL LAIRD

Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 8:01 AM

Northern Irish human rights activist Inez McCormack dies

Inez McCormack, the internationally renowned human rights activist, has died (Monday 21 January 2013) following a short illness.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, January 22, 2013, 7:56 AM

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