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Irish police detective shot dead in botched robbery attempt near border

An Irish police detective  was shot dead after an attempted robbery near Dundalk, County Louth. a few miles from the Irish border on Friday night in a crime that has shocked the nation. It is 1996 since such a similar killing took place.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 7:30 AM

Irish welcome President Obama’s new immigration plan

President Obama is to outline his plan for immigration reform at an event in Las Vegas on Tuesday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 7:13 AM

Denis McDonough new Obama Chief of Staff deeply proud of his Irish heritage

He has a male model’s good looks, is 6 foot 2 and beloved by those who work for him because he always writes thank you notes and lets them know they are appreciated.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 7:14 AM

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton to give joint sitdown interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes” - VIDEO

President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will give a joint interview to CBS's 60 Minutes news program scheduled to air on Sunday, the White House announced yesterday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 7:52 AM

Army vet saves drunken Irishman from New York subway death

Harlem cabdriver Isidore Branham, 38, turned himself into a hero on Thursday at the 135th Street-Lenox Avenue station in Harlem on his way to work.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 8:19 AM

Soldier to be released after one year for killing Irish American comrade in gun game of “quick draw”

Less than twelve months after he pled guilty to shooting and killing Army Sergeant Matthew Gallagher of North Falmouth, former sergeant Brent McBride is due to appear before a parole board.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 7:16 AM

Hillary Clinton leads tributes to her "dear friend" human rights activist Inez McCormack

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has paid tribute to her “dear friend”, trade unionist and human rights activist Inez McCormack, who has passed away after battling cancer.

By RACHAEL LAIRD

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 7:43 AM

An American perspective – Why The Gathering Ireland 2013 means so much to Irish Diaspora

“Finally,” I remember thinking when I first heard of The Gathering Ireland.

By AINE MCCORMACK

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 7:11 AM

Meet New York’s most eligible bachelor - competition kicks off for Aisling Center fundraiser

The Aisling Irish Community Center in Yonkers is excited to re-launch the Bachelor of The Year 2013 Fundraiser, taking place on February 16, 2013 at Gaelic Park in the Bronx.

By

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 7:40 AM

Cupla Focail goes online! New English-Irish translation website officially launched

The Internet bid ‘Cead Mile Failte’ to the newest English-Irish dictionary in over 50 years on Wednesday. Folcoir.ie is backed by Foras na Gailege, the body responsible for the promotion of the Irish language throughout the whole island of Ireland.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 7:21 AM

How to be Irish for The Gathering – do you have what it takes to pull it off?

If you’re planning to fit in seamlessly in Ireland this year during The Gathering Ireland 2013 then “How To be Irish: Uncovering the Curiosities of Irish Behaviour” is essential reading.

By DAVID SLATTERY

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 7:19 AM

Seanie Monaghan wins at the Garden against Roger Cantrell

Light heavyweight Seanie Monaghan (17-0, 10 KOs) defeated Roger Cantrell (15-3, 8 KOs) by unanimous decision at the Theater in Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.

By DECLAN O'KELLY

Published Friday, January 25, 2013, 8:21 AM

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