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US con man stole names from Irish babies' graves for insurance scams and fake passports

A mother-of-four in Louth was devastated to discover that a con man from Texas had stolen her dead son’s identity and assumed his persona under a fake passport.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:06 AM

Famed sculptor plans largest St. Patrick statue in the world for County Mayo

A Canadian sculptor plans to erect a bronze statue of Saint Patrick, over 100 feet in height, at the top of Croagh Patrick, in Mayo.

By KATE HICKEY

Published Saturday, February 9, 2013, 8:00 AM

Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams asks IRA splinter groups to end violence

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD, Newry and Armagh MP Conor Murphy, and MLAs and Councillors from both sides of the border were in Dundalk on Friday for the local launch of Sinn Féin’s campaign for a border poll.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 9, 2013, 8:19 AM

Irish leaders to meet with representatives of Magdalene laundry survivors

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Deputy Prime Minister Eamon Gilmore said yesterday that they will meet representatives of the Magdalene survivors networks next week.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 9, 2013, 8:31 AM

Valentine's Day special - New Yorkers share their awkward dating stories - VIDEO

It’s the season of love with St. Valentine’s Day less than a week away. In the run up to the February 14th holiday we took to the streets of Manhattan to ask people for their most awkward dating moments.

By DARREN REDMOND

Published Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:23 AM

Celtic Tiger Ireland was ‘destination of choice’ for prostitutes during boom – VIDEO

Ireland became the ‘destination of choice’ for prostitutes over the boom years, according to a top crime official.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:27 AM

Sinead O’Connor keeps her lips zipped - Irish songstress focuses squarely on her music

Sinead O’Connor is feeling pretty good about herself these days. She’s currently promoting her 2012 album How About I Be Me (And You Be You)? in London, where she’s given a series of interviews saying that she’s happy to have the focus squarely on her music instead of her sometimes chaotic personal life – bipolar episodes, four marriages, a stint as a priest and as a lesbian, etc. etc.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:29 AM

Frozen beef lasagne on sale in Ireland tests 100 percent horse meat

The Food Safety Authority of Ireland (FSAI) has advised the public not to consume Findus Frozen beef lasagne found to contain up to 100 percent horse meat.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:25 AM

Irish pub owners ask English university to uncover why their business is failing

English University researchers are to spend a year studying the Irish pub – in an effort to rescue the ailing industry.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:28 AM

Wildlife services confirm two protected white-tailed sea eagles poisoned in south of Ireland - VIDEO

Wildlife service has recovered the bodies of another two white-tailed sea eagles in west Cork and south Kerry.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:27 AM

Bob Geldof’s Rat Pack band reunites for summer gigs

Bob Geldof, best known as the activist humanitarian who put together the Band Aid iconic holiday song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” and the subsequent Live Aid shows in London and the U.S., is taking a cue from the likes of Fleetwood Mac and reforming his band the Boomtown Rats this summer for an appearance at the Isle of Wight festival in England in June.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 9, 2013, 7:29 AM

England to prove Grand Slam potential in Dublin

England will go to Dublin on Sunday keen to prove their own Grand Slam potential after a 38-18 Twickenham win over Scotland.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Friday, February 8, 2013, 10:02 AM

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