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Irish language first as Canadian astronaut tweets as Gaeilge from space

Twitter Irish has gone inter-galactic – thanks to a Canadian astronaut.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 6:56 AM

Shock as Fianna Fail Zombie back from the dead -- New opinion poll shows party heading the rest

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:01 AM

Irish American firefighter chosen as Irish Bachelor of the Year

The 2013 Aisling Irish Center Bachelor of the Year title was bestowed upon Brian Downey who was sponsored by Kelly Ryan’s Bar and Grill in Riverdale.

By KELLY DONOHUE

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:03 AM

Irish priests thought Elvis was 'agent of Satan' new book claims

To the Catholic Church in Ireland Elvis Presley once represented more than blue suede shoes. Could he, they wondered, be a front man for Satan?

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:22 AM

What to expect at Conclave in unusual case of Pope Benedict stepping down from Vatican role

For the first time since 1415, we are going to have a conclave or papal election with no Pope to bury beforehand.

By GARRY O SULLIVAN

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:38 AM

Pope Benedict asks crowd of 50,000 to 'pray for me and my successor' at penultimate address

The crowds were larger than usual at Pope Benedict’s penultimate address on Sunday, and the crowd heard him ask the faithful to pray for him and for the next pope.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:49 AM

Magdalene survivors call for fair compensation package ahead of Irish government meeting

The Irish government has announced the process of compensation amounting to $133 million, for Magdalene survivors should be wound up by August.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:51 AM

Hillary Clinton hits the paid speeches circuit - former Secretary of State to do pro-bono work for charities

Jubilant conservatives might want to temper their excitement; Politico is reporting that Hillary Clinton plans to give a series of lucrative paid speeches this year.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:27 AM

Average age of Irish emigrants jumps to 32 according to latest figures

The average age of Irish emigrants has risen according to new statistics which show that thirty-somethings are leading the exodus from the economically crippled country.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:10 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

Irish Americans lead rescue of drunken man in New York subway drama

An Irish American air force cadet and his two friends have been hailed as heroes after rescuing an incapacitated stranger from the tracks as a New York subway train approached.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 7:17 AM

Irish American Danica Patrick becomes the first female racer to take the pole at Daytona 500 - VIDEO

Danica Patrick has become the first woman to take pole position at the Daytona 500.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 8:03 AM

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