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Irish American millionaire Bill Flynn paid for Gerry Adams’ surgery in USA

Irish American business leader Bill Flynn has emerged as the benefactor who paid for controversial prostate medical treatment for Gerry Adams in the US.


Published Sunday, February 10, 2013, 7:34 AM

Irish insulted in major Washington museum exhibit claims scholar

The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington D.C. has been accused by a major Irish scholar of rewriting Irish history to make it far more favorable to the British perspective in their new exhibit entitled “Nobility and Newcomers in Renaissance Ireland.”


Published Sunday, February 10, 2013, 7:26 AM

100,000 take part in street protests against austerity days after government deal

Trade union officials have claimed that over a hundred thousand people marched against austerity in Ireland on Sunday.


Published Sunday, February 10, 2013, 7:44 AM

Bully attack leaves sixth-grader in coma after being beaten

A sixth-grade honor student from Pennsylvania is in a medically induced coma after being struck several times in the face by another student four weeks ago.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, February 10, 2013, 7:56 AM

Bill O’Reilly claims NBC’s lack of coverage on drone attacks is their way of protecting Barack Obama

What's a pugnacious political pundit with a teflon president to do? Well this week Bill O'Reilly sat down with Fox News' Bob Beckel, the conservative station's so-called token liberal host, to argue that NBC News has not been covering the controversy over President Obama's drones policy in the wake of the Justice Department recent memo obtained by the press.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

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

San Francisco-based Irish businessman aims to raise $300,000 for Irish charities

How would you like a free flight to Ireland and three nights free accommodation this October?


Published Sunday, February 10, 2013, 8:14 AM

Irish American scientist leads breakthrough research that finds common ancestor for mammals

Dr. Maureen A. O’Leary of Stony Brook University on Long Island was a leader in a research project that published results in the journal Science this week that claims to identify the creature that was all mammals’ common ancestor.


Published Sunday, February 10, 2013, 8:11 AM

Maeve Binchy’s final book “A Week in Winter” published posthumously shows her at the height of her powers

Endless curiosity about people and a generous enjoyment of human nature are the hallmarks of Maeve Binchy’s life and work. Sadly she passed away last July, but she’s left us with A Week in Winter, the spell-binding final novel that shows her at the height of her powers. Cahir O'Doherty considers the life and work of the unmatchable Irish author.


Published Sunday, February 10, 2013, 8:15 AM

Cost of living in Dublin drops, city offers better value than other European hot spots

Ireland’s capital city of Dublin has been ranked the 34th most expensive city in a survey that compared data from 131 urban centers internationally.


Published Sunday, February 10, 2013, 8:14 AM

Irish Stem Cell Foundation warns of scams, seeks to educate the public

Stem Cell therapies offer a source of hope for many patients who otherwise have run out of options.


Published Sunday, February 10, 2013, 8:13 AM

Ireland’s Coder Dojo teaching computer programming to the teachers of Europe

Cork native James Whelton and Bill Liao visited the EU Parliament in Brussels last week along with 36 kids to discuss the increasing importance of software education and the need for students to learn to code early.


Published Sunday, February 10, 2013, 8:12 AM

Decision to take rugby captaincy away from Brian O’Driscoll criticized

Former Irish rugby international Conor O’Shea has criticized the decision to take the captaincy of Ireland away from the legendary Brian O’Driscoll.

By James O'Brien

Published Saturday, February 9, 2013, 8:54 AM

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