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Rockaway St. Patrick's Day parade battles financial crisis after storm damage - VIDEO

Hurricane Sandy left a trail of destruction in the Rockaway Peninsula last October, but the one thing the storm couldn’t wreck is the annual Rockaway St. Patrick’s parade, even though organizers admit to being cash-strapped due to a lack of normal fundraising.

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 7:16 AM

Vice President Joe Biden to be honored in Irish America Hall of Fame -- Biden set to be main speaker at annual Irish America event

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 7:16 AM

Irish leader Enda Kenny issues state apology to Magdalene Laundries survivors - VIDEO

The Irish leader Enda Kenny made an historic apology to survivors of the Magdalene Laundries on Tuesday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 7:19 AM

Irish government sells Irish Life personal finance to Great-West Lifeco for $1.7 billion

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has confirmed that an agreement of the sale of Irish Life to Great-West Lifeco (Canada Life) has been reached, to the sum of $1.7 billion (€1.3 bn). An additional dividend of €40 million is being paid to the State prior to completion.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 7:56 AM

Former IRA commander says dissidents to display ‘big show’ in Britain for Easter Rising

A former IRA commander has said the dissident republicans will make a “big show” by plotting gun or bomb attacks in Britain during the celebrations of the centenary of the Easter Rising.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 8:13 AM

US Catholics launch petition to block disgraced LA Cardinal Mahony from Vatican conclave

Catholics United have launched a petition against Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony attending the conclave in the Vatican, to chose a successor for Pope Benedict XIV.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 7:48 AM

Catholic Italian press name Boston Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley as possible Pope Benedict replacement

Whilst the American press sings the praises of Cardinal Timothy Dolan, archbishop of New York, there are many respected observers who think that Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley, the Roman Catholic archbishop of Boston, might stand a better chance of being elected pope.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 8:32 AM

Obama isn't Hitler or Stalin or the Anti-Christ

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 12:16 AM

Irish police investigate vicious schoolgirl fight in Cork

YouTube has deleted footage of two school girls fist fighting in a vicious brawl in Cork last Friday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 7:41 AM

Kildare locals warned as bogus charity collectors are 'posing as priests'

Thieves in Kildare have been targeting homeowners posing as Priests collecting for charity.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 7:51 AM

Oscar-nominee Saoirse Ronan cast in Ryan Gosling's new movie ‘How To Catch A Monster’ – VIDEO

Award winning Irish actress Saoirse Ronan is teaming up with Ryan Gosling for an upcoming project.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 8:19 AM

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