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‘I believe Aisling Brady never harmed that child’ says her defense lawyer

New details show the case against Aisling McCarthy Brady, who is accused of fatally assaulting one-year-old Rehma Sabir, is full of "holes" according to Melinda Thompson, the lawyer who defended the 34-year-old Irish nanny at her arraignment on Friday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, January 27, 2013, 7:31 AM

Sordid tale of Boston College IRA tapes should now be over - Death of Dolours Price means no prosecution possible for British

Published Sunday, January 27, 2013, 7:31 AM

Widow of legendary shot cop Jerry McCabe calls for action after Dundalk detective is gunned

The widow of murdered detective Jerry McCabe has called on the Irish government to crack down on the ‘dark pockets’ in Ireland after the latest police killing.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, January 27, 2013, 7:58 AM

Religion is the least important aspect of Irish people’s lives, survey offers holistic view of life in Ireland

A new survey found that the Irish rank religion and spirituality as the least important aspect of their lives. The Irish ranked education as the most important out of a suggested 119 categories.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Sunday, January 27, 2013, 7:11 AM

Irish Canadian man goes on YouTube to contest release of wife who hired a hitman to kill him - VIDEO

An Irish-Canadian man has posted a YouTube video in hopes of repairing his reputation after his estranged wife attempted to hire a hitman to kill him, but has since been released with no charges.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF

Published Sunday, January 27, 2013, 7:12 AM

Tyrone man gets 25-years for ‘sadistic sexual assault’ that ended in death of toddler

A Tyrone man has been sentenced to a minimum of 25 years in prison for the brutal killing of his former partner’s 15-month old daughter.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10:10 AM

Irish are the third largest ethnic group in New York at 400,000

With a strong and growing Irish presence, the ever-changing demographics of New York City are a dynamic force, truly making it a unique melting pot. According to LivEthnic there are now over 400,000 Irish living in the Big Apple.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 10:00 AM

Irish community and musicians gather for tribute to Micky Finns frontman Ray Kelly

Local and international artists of the Irish music community will perform a benefit concert for the Andrew Grene Foundation (AGF) and in memory of local Irish Rock musician Ray Kelly.

By JANE WALSHE

Published Sunday, January 27, 2013, 7:05 AM

World Trade Center graffiti reflects both Irish and American nationalists - PHOTOS

The site of the new World Trade Center in New York City is fast becoming a canvas for notes of remembrance and rebuilding - as well as a space for workers to scribble just about whatever comes into their minds.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Sunday, January 27, 2013, 7:09 AM

Everyday heroes of Hurricane Sandy - New York civilian first responders honored - PHOTOS

With the devastation of Superstorm Sandy on the coastal city of Long Beach, New York, thousands of lives were turned upside down as people lost everything in one night, but that didn’t stop many citizens helping out in their communities despite the hardships they were experiencing themselves.

By RACHAEL LAIRD

Published Sunday, January 27, 2013, 7:03 AM

Swimming against the tide - review of “Airswimming” by Charlotte Jones at the Irish Rep

There was a time, not that long ago, when showing a little independence of mind in Ireland or England could land you in very considerable trouble. Especially if you were born female, history shows.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Sunday, January 27, 2013, 7:05 AM

Ireland’s top GAA stars set to lead work party to Hurricane Sandy hit Breezy Point

Some of Ireland’s top GAA stars, with the support of Aer Lingus, will lead a work party to Breezy Point in New York at the end of the month where they will help complete the reconstruction of the local CYO athletic program facilities destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.

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Published Saturday, January 26, 2013, 7:22 AM

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