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Irish sports heroes are helping rebuild shattered Rockaways

A dedicated group of top Irish athletes this weekend are helping rebuild the shattered Rockaways after Hurricane Sandy. Their involvement is being followed by NBC Nightly News, The New York Times and many other media outlets.

By SEAN POTTS

Published Sunday, February 3, 2013, 7:33 AM

True confessions of a San Francisco 49ers fanatic - As a new emigrant I fell in love with 49er underdogs

Published Sunday, February 3, 2013, 7:31 AM

Slain detective may have known killer who shot him

Investigators believe Det Garda Adrian Donohoe, who was shot while escorting a cash delivery at Lordship Credit Union, in north Louth, last Friday, may have been killed for recognizing the gunman.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, February 3, 2013, 7:45 AM

RTE to charge American Internet users for access to online programming

The Irish Diaspora will be asked to pay per view by state broadcaster RTE under new plans to boost income at the station.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, February 3, 2013, 8:12 AM

Irish among highest cocaine users in Europeans - VIDEO

People in Ireland have one of the highest cocaine use rates in Europe, according to a new study.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, February 3, 2013, 7:52 AM

Have abandoned Irish horses entered the food chain? Ireland’s burger scandal has health implications

Ireland’s abandoned equine issue has reached crisis level. With thousands of unwanted and unregulated horses roaming the Isle and being easily targeted by unscrupulous meat processing practitioners, it begs the question: have abandoned Irish horses entered the food chain?

By KATE KEARNS

Published Sunday, February 3, 2013, 7:52 AM

Irish American woman speaks out on raising her child with transgender 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

All you need is love, isn’t it? As long as it reaches the Catholic Church’s approval

Published Saturday, February 2, 2013, 9:31 AM

Boston businessman to promote Donegal's Gathering initiative

Businessman Dan Adams from Boston has offered to help advertise the Donegal Gathering throughout the US.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Sunday, February 3, 2013, 7:51 AM

Bruce Springsteen and Ireland continue the love affair

Bruce Springsteen is now set for a total of five appearances in Ireland this summer, including a concert at Kilkenny's Nowlan Park in July.

By IrishCentral Staff Writer

Published Sunday, February 3, 2013, 8:06 AM

Laoisa Sexton is determined to bring brilliantly funny “For Love” to Ireland

Once in a while a new Irish playwright comes along with the talent to surprise you with the freshness and originality of their work. Last September at Origin Theatre’s 1st Irish Theatre Festival that distinction belonged to Laoisa Sexton, the New York-based Irish actress who wrote and starred in For Love, a brilliantly funny new play about the thorny pursuit of love in Dublin that delighted audiences with its raw wit.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Sunday, February 3, 2013, 7:53 AM

Ireland off to a Six Nations stormer in Cardiff

Declan Kidney's Ireland got their Six Nations campaign off to a flyer at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff on Saturday as they withheld a second-half Welsh fightback to win 30-22.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, February 2, 2013, 11:43 AM

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