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Israeli writer targeted for massive hate mail from Ireland after column

A Jerusalem Post columnist has said she has been targeted for vicious anti-Semitic mail from Ireland after writing about anti-Jewish comments she heard in County Kerry.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:48 AM

Irish American community mourns the loss of former NYC mayor Ed Koch

Tributes have been paid to former New York mayor Ed Koch, who died early Friday morning at the age of 88.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:27 AM

Irish American woman speaks out on raising her child with sex change father

Erin Ryan Fitzgerald, from Jamaica Plain, Massachusetts, has written a tell-all article on how her boyfriend came out as a woman while she was pregnant with their child.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:53 AM

Enda Kenny criticizes Gerry Adams apology over cop’s death as 'ironic'

Irish leader Enda Kenny described Gerry Adam’s apology to the family of murdered Detective Jerry McCabe as “ironic."

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 2, 2013, 8:23 AM

Irish immigration lobbyist praises President Obama’s reform plans

The Chicago Celts for Immigration Reform applauds President Obama for his courageous step forward in declaring his commitment to a comprehensive overhaul of our broken immigration system.

By BILLY LAWLESS

Published Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:09 AM

Government believes "Peace Walls" in Northern Ireland will be taken down by 2022

Northern Ireland communities are separated by walls which are better known as the ‘peace walls but according to a recently released Government draft they may be down by the year 2022.

By RACHAEL LAIRD

Published Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:08 AM

Anti war group warns of further protests at Shannon airport over US troop business

An anti war group warned about future protests at Shannon airport to protest the continuation of US troop business after the Shannon Airport Authority announced it would specifically target US troop business.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:08 AM

Liam Neeson wants to play controversial Northern Irish figure Reverend Ian Paisley

The Antrim native turned Hollywood royalty, Liam Neeson, admitted he would be interested in playing the controversial figure of Reverend Ian Paisley in a biographical movie.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:10 AM

Irish famine immigrants saved large amounts of money says American History Journal

Irish immigrants, who fled the famine and arrived on US shores, were exceptional savers, according to the most recent issue of the Journal of American History.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 2, 2013, 7:11 AM

Miracle drug to treat ‘Celtic gene’ cystic fibrosis in Ireland given green light

A revolutionary drug which greatly benefits cystic fibrosis sufferers has been approved for use in Ireland from March 1.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 2, 2013, 8:12 AM

Mystery over discovery of 18th century sword in Galway found in teacher’s drawer

A high school in Galway is appealing for information after the discovery of an 18th century sword in the desk of an old employee.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 2, 2013, 8:35 AM

Dublin GAA legend Kevin Heffernan dies aged 83

Current Dublin manager Jim Gavin led the tributes to legendary Dubs boss Kevin Heffernan, who died last weekend aged 83.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Thursday, January 31, 2013, 8:25 AM

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