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Shock as only 17 percent in Northern Ireland would vote for a United Ireland

Sinn Fein’s proposal for a Border vote on a United Ireland would end in rejection, according to a new opinion poll, with only 17 per cent in favor.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7:10 AM

Deep anger as Enda Kenny refuses official apology on Magdalene Laundries

After a decade long struggle for justice, the Irish State admitted its role in the virtual enslavement of thousands of Irish women in the notorious Magdalene Laundries Tuesday, but Prime Minister Enda Kenny declined to issue a formal apology.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7:16 AM

‘NBC Nightly News’ hails volunteer work of Irish athletes in Breezy Point -VIDEO

“NBC Nightly News” has hailed the work of Irish athletes helping rebuild Breezy Point in New York after Hurricane Sandy.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 8:20 AM

Irish teen jailed for life for luring boy to his death by pretending to be a girl

A teenager stabbed his victim nine times after luring him into a trap by arranging a fake date with a girl, via text message.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7:49 AM

Revealed Irish property tycoon kidnapped by Russians owes millions on failed deals

Michael McGeever, the Irish tycoon who was found disheveled and disorientated on a country road in County Leitrim last week owes millions of euro over failed property deals, according to the Irish Sun.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7:36 AM

Arrests imminent in murdered detective case as dissident Republicans shop gang

Irish police are ready to make a number of arrests as they chase the gang who murdered detective Adrian Donohoe.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7:42 AM

Leave in silence - what Ireland expects you to do

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 8:46 AM

Fine Gael plans election date to ensure it is in power for 1916 Centenary

Fine Gael wants to remain in power for the centenary of the 1916 Rising – and is planning a general election date to ensure it stays is government.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7:29 AM

Court hears how ‘vermin’ mother left 10-year-old in charge of six siblings

A Co.Clare court heard how a 10-year-old was left to care for her six younger siblings while her mother went on drinking binges with her partner.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7:45 AM

Similar death to Savita Halapannavar ignored in the mainstream media

A woman dies in Galway hospital after a termination that may well have contributed to her death. Result: A twitter storm outrage, worldwide condemnation and calls for Ireland to scrap or change its regime of legal protection for unborn children.

By MARC COLEMAN

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 7:32 AM

Bill O’Reilly slams Super Bowl GoDaddy and Taco Bell adverts as insulting to men - VIDEO

Another day, another O'Reilly Factor outrage. This week the pugnacious pundit is giving out about the state of the weekends Super Bowl commercials, two of which utterly incensed him.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 8:05 AM

Irish middleweight contender Andy Lee primed for Belfast comeback fight

Irish middleweight contender Andy Lee (28W-2L, 20KOs) will return to the ring against the durable Anthony Fitzgerald (13W-3L, 1 KO) at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena, in the Betfair’s ‘Unfinished Business’ boxing event.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, February 5, 2013, 8:16 AM

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