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Is Ireland sinking again? 87,000 emigrate and unemployment still 14.6 percent

What would the unemployment level be in Ireland if emigration were not, once again, the safety valve it has traditionally been?

By IRISH VOICE EDITORIAL

Published Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:18 AM

Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady to remain in prison as she fails to raise $500,000 bail

The Irish nanny, in Boston, accused of the assault of one-year-old Rehma Sabir causing her death, has failed to raise bail of $500,000 designated by the court. Aisling McCarthy Brady will now remain in prison until February 22 when her case is resumed.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:11 AM

President Obama says immigration reform bill may pass as early as June

President Obama believes a new immigration bill can be passed by June, but two leading political figures in immigration reform warned that Congress faces a "tough slog" to pass the new bill.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:51 AM

Thousands of mourners attend funeral of murdered Irish cop Adrian Donohoe

Thousands of mourners were on hand at St. Joseph’s Redemptorist Church in Dundalk, Co Louth to pay their respects to 41-year-old detective garda Adrian Donohoe who was shot while on duty last week.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, January 31, 2013, 8:02 AM

Gabrielle Giffords urges Senate to act on guns: ‘Too many children are dying’ - VIDEO

Former Congresswoman and victim of gun violence Gabrielle Giffords delivered short but stirring opening remarks on Wednesday in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, January 31, 2013, 8:05 AM

Bill O’Reilly offends Conan Powell - former Secretary of State says Fox pundit can’t see past ‘African American’ – VIDEO

Fox pundit Bill O’Reilly appeared to offend former Secretary of State Colin Powell during a recent interview by only seeing him as “an African- American”.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:47 AM

Fears for over one hundred jobs as supermarket chain cancel burger deal with Irish supplier

The Irish company at the centre of the horse burger scandal has apologised as workers fear for their jobs after the loss of another multi-million dollar contract.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:42 AM

Property developer missing for eight months found wandering Leitrim road

Irish police are mystified after a property developer missing for eight months was found wandering the road in Leitrim in a distressed state.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:37 AM

Win two roundtrip tickets to Ireland with IrishCentral in our latest Facebook contest

IrishCentral is giving you the chance to win two roundtrip tickets to Ireland!

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:25 AM

Latest fascinating facts and figures on Irish America revealed in Census data

Did you know there is an Emerald Isle in North Carolina that has 3,702 residents? In the run up to St. Patrick's Day, the US Census Data has collated new figures and data on Irish Americans.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, January 31, 2013, 7:17 AM

President John F Kennedy predicted his own assassination

President John F Kennedy’s secret interviews with his wife claim he warned his assassination would safeguard his legacy around a year before his death.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 3, 2011, 2:33 PM

Reckoning looms for Irish coach’s Declan Kidney and Giovanni Trapattoni

Published Wednesday, January 30, 2013, 9:16 AM

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