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Irish pope is called for in Los Angeles Times op-ed article

Dublin Archbishop Diarmuid Martin should replace Pope Benedict as pope writes Catholic commentator and author Michael D’Antonio in the Los Angeles Times.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:05 AM

Irish American teacher died after abortion at 33 weeks - pro life groups demand action

The death of 29 year old Jennifer McKenna Morbelli just days after her late-term abortion in Maryland has resulted in both pro-life and pro-choice activists speaking out.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:12 AM

How I fell in love with Ireland and finally moved there

Why did I first come to Ireland and why did I keep coming back? I don’t have an easy answer for the first part of that question, but the second part is easy enough.

By ANNIE TANNER

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:23 AM

Automated phone messages from Pro-life groups after Savita’s death came from the United States – AUDIO

The automated pro-life phone messages targeting Irish numbers, in the aftermath of Savita Halappanavar’s death in Galway in 2012, came from the United States.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:56 AM

Food Minister’s brother runs company at centre of latest horsemeat scandal

Ireland’s Food Minister Simon Coveney has been left red faced after his brother Patrick was dragged into the horsemeat scandal that has hit the country’s beef industry hard.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 8:28 AM

Robert F Kennedy and son Conor arrested outside White House after Sierra Club protest - VIDEO

Two members of the Kennedy clan were arrested outside the White House on Wednesday for their involvement in a high profile protest over global warming.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:48 AM

Louise Woodward lawyer says Boston nanny’s legal team are ‘on the offensive’

A lawyer who worked for British au pair Louise Woodward has said the defence team of Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady is going ‘on the offensive’ as their client awaits prosecution.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:31 AM

Denis O’Brien wins landmark defamation case against British publisher Associated Newspapers

Tycoon Denis O’Brien has won an historic defamation case against British company Associated Newspapers, the publishers of the Irish Daily Mail.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:28 AM

As Whitey Bulger awaits trial he’s anxious for ‘The Big Show’ to begin

Former Mob boss James Whitey Bulger is itching for his trial date to begin, according to a new book about the Boston crime thug.

By IrishCentral Staff Writer

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:48 AM

Irish house price fall in 2012 was second fastest in Europe but small signs of recovery

Irish house prices fell in value at the second-fastest rate in Europe last year – and five times faster than the European Union average.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 8:24 AM

The controversial pope who gave the King of England permission to invade Ireland

Pope Adrian IV is one of the most controversial popes for the Irish. He issued the “Laudabiliter” or as it is better known “Bull...

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 8:20 AM

Conor Sammon could be Giovanni Trapattoni’s choice to lead Ireland’s team over Robbie Keane

Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni could offer newcomer Conor Sammon the chance to lead the line in the make or break World Cup clash in Sweden next month.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 8:20 AM

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