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2,000 Irish children were illegally adopted in US from Magdalene Laundries

Up to 2,000 children were illegally exported from Magdalene laundries in Ireland to adoptive parents in the U.S., mainly to wealthy families.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:05 AM

Russian mafia demanded $11.6 million ransom for kidnapped developer they branded a “thief”

The Irish tycoon who turned up disorientated and disheveled on a remote country road is claiming he was held by a Russian mafia gang.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:14 AM

Donegal priest quits due to verbal and physical abuse by parishioners

A Donegal priest has quit his parish after what he referred to as “bullying” in the form of verbal and physical abuse from his parishioners.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:08 AM

Brain drain continues as Irish snap up 6,350 Canadian work visas over four days

Canadian working visas were snapped up in record time by thousands of hopeful Irish immigrants last week.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:47 AM

Consumption of pork by Muslims in Irish food products is a 'catastrophe'

The discovery of traces of pork in halal meat from a County Tyrone processing plan have been described as 'very disturbing' by a leader of Ireland's Muslim community.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:38 AM

Leading Catholic writer slams different Papal treatment of American and Irish cardinals

A leading Catholic lawyer and commentator has slammed the Pope for publicly shaming Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony over clerical child abuse whilst treating Irish Cardinal Sean Brady in an entirely different matter.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:52 AM

The world’s worst bank Anglo Irish’s Dublin HQ to be converted into a coffee shop

Dublin headquarters of the Anglo Irish Bank Corp., which has been called the world’s worst bank, may be converted into a coffee shop.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:34 AM

Alex Gibney, Irish filmmaker behind “Mea Maxima Culpa” talks about why he holds the Catholic Church to account - VIDEO

Believing that you can do no harm because God is on your side has a long history, but it’s still one of the most dangerous ideas you can entertain. As Oscar winning documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney has discovered, the consequences of that belief have been playing out for decades in the Catholic Church. In his new powerful new film Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, he tells Cahir O'Doherty why he holds the church to account for it.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:59 AM

Ryanair offers $136 million for all Aer Lingus short haul flights

Ryanair has proposed paying $136 million to the Flybe Group to take over almost half of Aer Lingus Group’s short-haul business. The move comes as it seeks to win European Union approval to buy its Irish rival.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:28 AM

Day of reckoning for Magdalene survivors who says time has come for State to apologize - VIDEO

Survivors of Catholic run workhouses in Ireland are awaiting an apology today, when an Inter-Departmental Committee report is published into the State’s involvement in their detention and exploitation.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 7:44 AM

Top ten Valentine’s Day gift ideas for Irish women - PHOTOS

With Valentine’s Day rapidly approaching, it’s time to think about what to get your special lady for the holiday.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Thursday, February 9, 2012, 7:11 AM

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