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Arise Sir Mike! Bloomberg the Brit wannabe revealed by New York Times -- Ascot, top hats, staying with Prince Charles, all part of the new Mike

Published Friday, February 8, 2013, 7:47 AM

$30 billion boost for Irish economy as Enda Kenny strikes deal on Anglo-Irish Bank

The Irish economy is to receive a $30billion boost after the government successfully renegotiated the promissory note deal on Anglo Irish Bank payments.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, February 8, 2013, 7:17 AM

Irishmen in Perth recreate iconic New York City ‘Lunch Atop a Skyscraper’ photo

A group of Irish workers in Perth, Australia recreated an iconic photograph while on their construction job during the week.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, February 8, 2013, 7:38 AM

Ireland and the debt deal - 24 hours of farce and high drama

Published Friday, February 8, 2013, 7:01 AM

CIA chief confirmation hearing for John Brennan interrupted by protesters

John Brennan’s confirmation hearing for CIA chief was temporarily halted on Thursday after protesters persistently interrupted the proceedings.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, February 8, 2013, 8:23 AM

Duffy’s Cut murder victim’s remains brought home to Donegal after 180 years

John Ruddy, one of the 57 Irish laborers who died during the cholera outbreak in 1832, will be returned home to Donegal to be buried in his homeland.

By KATE HICKEY

Published Friday, February 8, 2013, 8:12 AM

Minister Brian Hayes hails Irish Arts Center as it edges closer to its goal

Irish Minister of State for Public Service Reform and the Office of Public Works Brian Hayes visited New York last week for a series of engagements that included meetings to discuss the development of a new Irish Arts Center in Manhattan.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Friday, February 8, 2013, 8:25 AM

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unveils slick new website, fuels Presidential rumors

Just days after formally stepping down from her role as Secretary of State under President Obama, Hillary Clinton unveiled a slick new website which has, in turn, further fueled rumors that the former first lady may be eyeing a run in 2016.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, February 7, 2013, 8:03 AM

Seeking volunteers for hurricane Sandy victims as New Yorkers continue to rebuild their lives

We are still receiving requests from residents out in the Rockaways for help with the rebuilding of their homes after hurricane Sandy. If any qualified tradespeople (carpenters, plumbers, painters, etc) are available to help for a day or two, please call us at 914-237-5121.

By ORLA KELLEHER

Published Friday, February 8, 2013, 8:37 AM

Secret Millionaire sells private revamped Mayo island Inish Turk Beg for just $3.81 million

The County Mayo island owned by Irish-Egyptian entrepreneur Nadim Sadek, who featured in the 'Secret Millionaire' series, has been sold for more than $3.81 million by receivers.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, February 8, 2013, 8:41 AM

Sinead O’Connor reveals her torment after she was sent to a Magdalene Laundry

Singer Sinead O’Connor has revealed she was a victim of the Magdalene Laundries scandal – and it affected her for life.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, February 7, 2013, 7:20 AM

Five-star linebacker Jaylon Smith signs with Notre Dame Fighting Irish - VIDEO

Notre Dame’s Fighting Irish football team have officially picked up one of the country’s top recruits. Jaylon Smith, an outsider linebacker from Indiana, has officially committed to Notre Dame for 2013.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, February 7, 2013, 8:47 AM

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