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Could Cardinal Timothy Dolan from New York be the first American pope?

Could New York Cardinal Timothy Patrick Dolan be the next pope? He is definitely a legitimate contender, the first American one ever, according to Vatican insiders.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:00 AM

Penn State looking to play major college football game in Ireland

College football powerhouse and scandal ridden Penn State is looking to play a football game in Ireland according to Coach Bill O’Brien, following up on the hugely successful Notre Dame/Navy game there last year.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:22 AM

American survivor of Magdalene Laundries in the United States speaks out

In an interview with The Washington Times Communities, an American shared her story of surviving the Magdalene Laundries operated in the United States.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:14 AM

Shock as Pope Benedict XVI announces intention to resign at the end of February

The Catholic Church has been rocked by the shock announcement that Pope Benedict XVI will resign at the end of February.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:04 AM

The Catholic Church's new Pope will be African according to odds from Irish bookmaker

The next pope is very likely to be African according to Paddy Power, Ireland’s leading bookmaker, who has come out with a list of “papabile,” those considered papal material.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:25 AM

Dissdient IRA blamed in death threat against flag protest leader and for burning his car

A car belonging to loyalist flag protest chief Willie Frazer has been burnt out – hours after he received a death threat.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, February 11, 2013, 8:03 AM

1916 Easter Rising Conference to take place in Dublin

Joanna Brück of University College Dublin and Lisa Godson of the National College of Art and Design/GradCAM have organized the conference, Object Matters: Making 1916, which will take place at the Wood Quay venue in Dublin’s Civic Offices on 26 and 27 April.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:48 AM

Magdalene Laundries survivors to tell Enda Kenny they want a full state apology

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny will hear demands for a state apology when he meets survivors of the Magdalene Laundries on Monday.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, February 11, 2013, 8:00 AM

Sinead O’Connor claims baby boy was snatched from mother’s arms in Magdalene Laundry

Sinead O’Connor has demanded that Irish police find the baby she witnessed being ‘stolen’ by Magdalene Laundry nuns from a young mother.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

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

Romance in the air as love-seekers show up at St. Valentine's resting place in Dublin

St. Valentine, the patron saint of love, was executed in Rome and buried there in the 3rd century. Much later an Irish priest was granted permission to exhume his remains, and now his skeleton lies under a church in Dublin.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:46 AM

Top ten Irish love sayings for Valentine’s Day

Who has more a way with words than the Irish? From Joyce, to Yeats to Shaw and down through the generations, they have pondered life's great questions, but also expressed their love beautifully.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:37 AM

Simon Zebo out for season after England defeat carries a heavy cost for Ireland

Ireland coach Declan Kidney is counting the high cost of Sunday’s Six Nations defeat to England – on and off the field.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, February 11, 2013, 7:56 AM

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