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Cardinal Roger M Mahony removed from public life by LA Archbishop Gomez

A Catholic Archbishop has described the efforts of the American church to thwart police investigations into clerical sex abuse as ‘terribly sad and evil’ – after he banned Cardinal Roger M. Mahony from public life.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:05 AM

Ed Koch not popular with many Irish during his career -- Late NY Mayor defended British role in North after Irish trip in 1988

Published Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:16 AM

Irish women should follow St. Brigid, not just St. Patrick

St. Brigid is the female equivalent of St. Patrick in Ireland, but there are no parades in her honor, and apart from the St. Brigid's Cross, her name is hardly known.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:11 AM

Missing businessman has ‘thief’ scrawled across his forehead

The missing property developer found wandering on a country road in Leitrim had the word ‘thief’ engraved into his forehead – and claims he was abducted by the Russian mafia.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:34 AM

Report says New IRA is planning terrorist attack on G8 summit in Fermanagh

Dissident Republicans are planning a terrorist attack on the G8 summit in Fermanagh this summer according to security experts with Britain’s MI5.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:21 AM

Stephen Lynch announces on YouTube his campaign for United States Senate – VIDEO

Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch announced he would be running for the Senate seat left open by John Kerry, by releasing a video on YouTube.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:42 AM

Following spate of tragic teen suicides Ireland launches a school mental health handbook

The growing problem of teenage mental health and suicide prevention in Irish schools 'is not about going to one person anymore,' Irish Minister of State for Mental Health Kathleen Lynch told the press this week.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:49 AM

Rapist laughed at victim as he claimed he was HIV positive and had Hepatitis C

An evil rapist who laughed in a Cork woman’s face and told her he was HIV positive and suffering from Hepatitis C has been jailed for nine years.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:21 AM

Jon Stewart mocks Glenn Beck’s idea of freedom, deems it a “marxist utopia” - VIDEO

The man who did more than anyone to end Glenn Beck's black night of paranoia at Fox News hasn't quite finished with him yet.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:55 AM

Saved by Jackie Onassis Kennedy Grand Central celebrates 100 years

The Grand Central Terminal, an architectural marvel in the heart of New York City, is celebrating its 100th birthday on Friday (February 1).

By RACHAEL LAIRD

Published Friday, February 1, 2013, 7:46 AM

Riverdance producers announce new show “Heartbeat of Home’

The producers of Riverdance have announced their follow up show “Heartbeat of Home,“ which will premiere in Ireland in October of this year and is expected to have an American run possibly in March 2014.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:18 AM

GAA’s Jim McGuinness wants a gig with Paul McGinley at 2014 Ryder Cup

Donegal All-Ireland winning boss Jim McGuinness would welcome any approach from close friend Paul McGinley to work with the European team at the 2014 Ryder Cup.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:18 AM

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