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My mother died of 'slave related injuries' says Magdalene Laundries daughter

A Dublin woman has succeeded in her attempts to get the media to focus on Magdalene Laundries by trending on Twitter days ahead of the publication of a government report into the scandal.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, February 4, 2013, 7:34 AM

Top Irish athletes restore key community buildings in Rockaways, Breezy Point

After Hurricane Sandy tore through the heart of Breezy Point in Queens, one of the most Irish neighborhoods in America, a group of Irish GAA superstars took it upon themselves to travel twice across the Atlantic to help with the rebuilding.

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Monday, February 4, 2013, 7:26 AM

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid warns Republicans about immigration reform - VIDEO

Senate majority leader Harry Reid says he believes the proposed immigration reforms announced last week will pass.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, February 4, 2013, 7:41 AM

“Bang Bang” Obama shoots himself in the foot with gun photo -- Ridiculous effort to have it both ways backfires badly on him

Published Monday, February 4, 2013, 7:16 AM

Former President Bill Clinton to speak at Mayor Ed Koch’s funeral

Former President Bill Clinton is set to speak at former New York City mayor Ed Koch’s funeral on Monday.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, February 4, 2013, 8:14 AM

Dissident IRA threaten Detective Adrian Donohue’s murder suspect

A man suspected of involvement in the murder of Detective Adrian Donohoe has been warned by police that his life is in danger.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, February 4, 2013, 7:57 AM

Irish American lawyer says wife’s sister forced him to sleep with her

Manhattan Irish-American lawyer Ted McCullough, 47, is denying allegations from his sister-in-law that he sexually assaulted her.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, February 4, 2013, 7:53 AM

Jimmy Breslin gets last laugh as he outlives former Mayor Ed Koch

With the death of New York City’s former Mayor Ed Koch at the age of 88 last week, a decades-long feud between him and journalist Jimmy Breslin also comes to an end.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, February 4, 2013, 7:42 AM

Irish Stem Cell Foundation seeks to provide better legislation for stem cell research in Ireland - VIDEO

Austerity certainly had an impact on Ireland, and the sciences weren’t spared from the influence. As part of austerity measures, Ireland chose to abolish - or absorb into another position - the role of the chief science adviser, a position that had been around since 2005, in late 2012.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, February 4, 2013, 8:08 AM

Bill Maher likens axed Sarah Palin to Glenn Beck - VIDEO

On his talk show ‘Real Time with Bill Maher,’ Bill Maher explained how Sarah Palin being fired from Fox News may not be the somewhat comforting news that liberals were enjoying.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Monday, February 4, 2013, 8:02 AM

The Guinness Storehouse welcomes Jasmine Guinness launch of Gathering program

Jasmine Guinness has launched details of the Guinness Storehouse Ambassador Programme for the year of ‘The Gathering’.

By JANE WALSHE

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

Ireland coach Declan Kidney urges caution after opening day win in Wales

Ireland rugby coach Declan Kidney has moved to dampen talk of a Grand Slam after Saturday’s Six Nations win in Wales.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, February 3, 2013, 9:32 AM

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