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Confusion and drama as Irish government liquidates Anglo-Irish Bank overnight

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has welcomed the historic decision to liquidate Anglo Irish Bank – and claimed it is ‘long overdue.’

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:07 AM

Emigration is Irish government's savior once again - Same old story in a different era as thousands leave

Published Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:01 AM

JFK’s daughter Caroline Kennedy could be named a U.S. ambassador by Obama

Caroline Kennedy, the daughter of former president John F Kennedy, is one of the names mentioned as a replacement for David Jacobson, as the United States Ambassador to Canada.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:03 AM

Immigration reform time - now is the time to make Irish and American history for the thousands living in limbo

As the debate over immigration reform begins in earnest this week after the House Judiciary Committee held its first hearing, it is clear we stand on the cusp of the most important few months for the Irish in America in many decades.

By IRISH VOICE EDITORIAL

Published Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:31 AM

Pressure mounts on Government to issue formal apology to Magdalene survivors

There is mounting pressure on the Irish leader to issue a full state apology to the thousands of Magdalene Laundries survivors.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:36 AM

Polish Dad-of-two in serious condition after acid attack outside Dublin home

A Polish father of two had acid thrown in his face as he stood outside his Dublin home early Monday morning, in what appears to have been a random attack.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:57 AM

Police patrols protect Catholic Churches in Armagh after spate of attacks - VIDEO

Police have been investigating violence directed at Armagh churches in recent weeks.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:55 AM

Christine Quinn jokes about beating Rudy Giuliani in a mayor's race 'I would have kicked his ass'

If Democratic candidate Christine Quinn had run against Rudy Giuliani in 1992, she would have "kicked his ass," she joked, during a panel discussion on Monday night.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:40 AM

Riverdance producers announce new show “Heartbeat of Home’

The producers of Riverdance have announced their follow up show “Heartbeat of Home,“ which will premiere in Ireland in October of this year and is expected to have an American run possibly in March 2014.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, February 1, 2013, 8:18 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 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

Substitute Wes Hoolahan the hero as Ireland down the Poles

Ireland got the New Year off to the perfect start and handed manager Giovanni Trapattoni a boost ahead of the World Cup games to come with victory over Poland at the Aviva Stadium on Wednesday night.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, February 6, 2013, 5:11 PM

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