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Climate change creates cabbage shortage for St. Patrick’s Day

You may have to hold the cabbage in the corn beef and cabbage this year for Saint Patrick’s Day.

By PATRICK O'SHEA

Published Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:08 AM

Irish emigrants create a stir in Perth as fist fight goes viral - VIDEO

A video has emerged which shows a group of Irish men and one woman fist fighting during a night out in Perth.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:30 AM

Bloody Sunday families slam $77,00 compensation offer from Britain as ‘an insult’

The families of civilians killed and injured by British soldiers on Bloody Sunday have slammed the offer of a $77,000 (€58,000) compensation package from the British government.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:43 AM

Leading Irish priest resigns post over treatment of liberal priest

A leading Dublin priest has resigned a senior position in the Catholic Church over the treatment of liberal priest Tony Flannery by the Vatican.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8:21 AM

Controversial Kerry politician who called for relaxed drink driving laws to oppose gay marriage

The controversial Independent politician in Kerry, who made headlines around the world over his relaxed drink driving proposals, intends to oppose a motion supporting gay marriage.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:52 AM

New York Times rave review for Quinnipiac’s Ireland’s Great Hunger Museum

The absence of cameras in 1845 and the lack of shocking artifacts as are found in Holocaust museums could have hindered Quinnipiac University’s chances of creating a successful Irish potato famine museum.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 9:01 AM

Irish Diaspora wedding service launched in Killarney, Ireland

A new on the ground wedding service for the Irish Diaspora getting married in Ireland has been launched by business woman Olivia Buckley and her special guest Simon T. Bailey.

By JANE WALSH

Published Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:57 AM

Rush Limbaugh says Americans voted for Obama to 'erase slavery'

Rush Limbaugh knows why the majority of Americans voted for Barack Obama. It had nothing to do with the public rejecting the Republican platform, Limbaugh believes.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8:39 AM

Manuscript of short story that inspired 'The Quiet Man' goes on display in Kerry

The original manuscript which inspired the Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne movie “The Quiet Man” is on display in Listowel, County Kerry.

By IrishCentral Staff Writer

Published Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:54 AM

The revolutionary friendship of an escaped slave and Irish Lord in 18th century Dublin

In the 1780s and 90s, African American Tony Small was an unusual sight in Dublin. Brought to Ireland by Lord Edward Fitzgerald after Small saved his life during the American Revolution, the two shared a close friendship until Fitzgerald’s death in the 1798 rebellion for Ireland’s freedom.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8:00 AM

Ardal O'Hanlon leads “Irish Kings of Comedy” on United States tour

One of Ireland’s most loved comedians will be spreading Irish cheer this March on his US tour including stops in Chicago, Kansas, San Francisco and Boston.

By JANE WALSH

Published Saturday, February 16, 2013, 7:56 AM

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert still wants Richard Dunne

Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert may offer Irish defender Richard Dunne a new deal despite his lack of football this season.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Saturday, February 16, 2013, 8:00 AM

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