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Defending the Irish community against racist claims in New York Times -- Same old story as Hurricane Sandy relief efforts questioned

Published Monday, February 18, 2013, 8:31 AM

Why Pope Benedict should not have been allowed to resign

In what some are calling a display of divine displeasure at the pope’s decision to resign, a bolt of lightening struck the Cross atop the dome of Peter’s Basilica in Rome only hours after the Pope’s shocking announcement.

By PAUL KOKOSKI

Published Monday, February 18, 2013, 7:41 AM

Scientists discover what caused Ireland's Great Potato Famine

Scientists at UC Riverside in California have discovered the genetic trigger for the Great Potato Famine in phytophthora, a genus of molds that infest potatoes, soybeans, tomatoes and avocados.

By IrishCentral Staff Writer

Published Monday, February 18, 2013, 7:37 AM

"Quiet Man" pub sale attracts interest from across the globe as four key bidders emerge

A bidding war has erupted for The Quiet Man bar in County Mayo – with one prospective bar emerging from as far away as Florida.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, February 18, 2013, 8:25 AM

Concerns over legality of Anglo Irish promissory note deal raised by former CFO

The former CFO of Anglo Irish Bank has warned that Ireland’s promissory note deal with the European Central Bank could be ‘illegal.'

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, February 17, 2013, 10:00 AM

Aussie police confirm Kenny Meyler’s killer was fellow Irishman

Police in Australia have confirmed that the man held in connection with the death of emigrant Kenny Meyler is also Irish.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, February 18, 2013, 8:30 AM

Immigration hopes and dreams crushed by Republican Party

Published Sunday, February 17, 2013, 9:46 AM

Wexford man dies in hospital after stab attack in Perth

The young Wexford man attacked in Perth last week has died in hospital as a result of his stab wounds.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, February 17, 2013, 9:50 AM

Fianna Fail leader slams Sinn Fein as his party surges in the opinion polls

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has firmly shut the door on any power sharing arrangement with Sinn Fein as his party surges in popularity.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, February 17, 2013, 8:53 AM

Drones could spy on Ulster farms to cut out European Union payment fraud

Northern Ireland farm authorities may use agricultural drones to spy on money grabbing farmers.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, February 18, 2013, 7:54 AM

The Shamrock Club’s ten of the best Irish pubs in the US

As a Shamrock Club member, you are privy to insider information on all things Irish. This time we will let you in on our favorite Irish pubs around the country we have discovered with painstaking research. With this new found information you will now be considered the most knowledgeable publican on your block.

By BRYAN FITZGERALD

Published Sunday, February 17, 2013, 10:24 AM

Sports Digest - English rain on Ireland’s hope but there’s still Six Nations hope

It was billed as the championship decider on Sunday in Dublin, and it ended with England as red hot favorites to win the Grand Slam, the Triple Crown and the RBS Six Nations title after their 12-6 win in a Dublin downpour on Sunday.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Friday, February 15, 2013, 8:21 AM

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