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Disgraced LA Cardinal Mahony off to Rome to vote in Pope Benedict replacement

Cardinal Roger Mahony will still help to elect a new pope, although he was barred from performing any public duties in his Los Angeles archdiocese by the current archbishop because of his handling of multiple sex abuse cases involving pedophile clergy.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:05 AM

Boston Irish nanny’s attorney seeks ‘avalanche’ of evidence in trial

The Irish nanny accused of the brutal assault that led to the death of baby Rehma Sabir has asked for an ‘avalanche’ of evidence as she fights the charges.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:01 AM

Why Irish men love American women, but Irish women prefer their own - VIDEO

If Irish men and women had difficulty understanding the opposite sex back in Ireland, then being thrown into the New York dating zoo with lots of different species must have been a daunting experience indeed.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:10 AM

Report says Savita Halappanavar request for abortion should have been considered days earlier

Ireland’s Minister for Health James Reilly has refused to comment after a leak of the draft report into the Savita Halappanavar tragedy which says her request for an abortion should have been considered days before her death in a Galway hospital.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:20 AM

Senator Mark Rubio's drinking problem during President's State of Union address

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 8:16 AM

Ryanair's bid to takeover Aer Lingus blocked by EU Commission

Bad news for Michael O'Leary, CEO of the Irish low cost airline Ryanair. According to the Irish Times, Ryanair has been notified that the EU Commission plans to reject the company's attempt to takeover Irish national carrier Aer Lingus.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:37 AM

High Court approves Sean Dunne U.S. bankruptcy proceedings

The Irish High Court has reportedly approved the serving of bankruptcy proceedings on developer Sean Dunne at his next court appearance in the US.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:35 AM

New Yorkers back Cardinal Timothy Dolan as replacement for Pope Benedict in Rome - VIDEO

Although the Irish bookies Paddy Power are only giving Cardinal Timothy Dolan odds of 40/1 to be chosen as Pope Benedict’s replacement and the man himself is playing the suggestion down, the residents of New York are backing him to be the new leader of the Catholic Church.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:46 AM

Magdalene victims say State apology would be huge step after meeting with Enda Kenny

A full state apology by the State over its role in the Magdalene Laundries would be be “an enormous step forward,” say victims.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:40 AM

Irish Arts Center to honor cultural leaders at annual ‘Show Your Love’ NYC event

The Irish Arts Center will honor three distinguished young professionals who are invested in promoting and preserving the rich cultural heritage of Ireland and Irish America at its annual Show Your Love event, this coming Friday, February 22nd.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:57 AM

Dáithí O Sé does his homework on New York’s most eligible bachelors in time for big event

As ten brave, single men from across the five boroughs prepare for a private interview, on stage performance, and party piece in the hopes of being crowned New York's Bachelor of the Year in Gaelic Park on February 16, there's only one man to put them through their paces. That man is the Irish Aisling Center’s Bachelor of the Year’s host, Dáithí Ó Sé.

By KELLY DONOHUE

Published Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 7:32 AM

Section of Irish rugby fans an embarrassment during loss to England

Published Tuesday, February 12, 2013, 1:01 PM

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