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Irish-born Cardinal says priests should have right to marry if they wish

Scotland's Cardinal Keith O'Brien, who was born in Ballycastle in Antrim, has said he would be happy if priests were able to marry. His remarks have created worldwide headlines as he is the first major church figure to voice such an opinion.


Published Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:19 AM

Irish Boston nanny accused of baby assault “didn’t do this” says attorney after first hearing

The County Cavan nanny, Aisling McCarthy Brady, accused of assaulting a one-year-old Cambridge, Boston, baby was granted the motion to preserve evidence, including travel itinerary and journals from the Sabir family.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:30 AM

The forgotten voyager - the story of an Irishman who discovered America and inspired Columbus’ voyages

In a box, in the archives of the National University of Ireland Galway, lie a bundle of yellowed letters dating from 1935 to 1936 about a mysterious Galway man who sailed with Columbus on his first voyage to the west in 1492.


Published Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:04 AM

Italian media suggests Vatican lobbies pushed Pope to resign

Sensational claims about the 'inappropriate influence' of secretive lobbies within the Vatican have transfixed the Italian media all week.


Published Saturday, February 23, 2013, 9:01 AM

President John F Kennedy mementoes of 1963 Irish visit fetch $18,500 in Massachusetts

White House memorabilia, including photos of John F Kennedy’s four day trip to Ireland in 1963, have fetched $18,500 at auction.


Published Saturday, February 23, 2013, 8:10 AM

Spooky images as unclaimed Soviet ghost ship drifts unmanned into Irish waters

The Russian cruise ship, MV Lyubov Orlova, was found drifting 1,300 nautical miles off the coast of Ireland, with no crew or warning lights, a month after it broke its cable and set adrift into international waters.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:59 AM

Young Irish producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly gets Oscar nod for “Head Over Heels”

It's been a tumultuous, life-changing month for young Irish producer Fodhla Cronin O'Reilly, 26. On February 2 her animated short film Head Over Heels won a coveted 2013 Annie Award at the most prestigious animation awards ceremony in the world held in Los Angeles.


Published Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:48 AM

Adam Clayton reveals how U2 saved him from clutches of depression

Rock legend Adam Clayton has revealed how U2’s music saved him from depression – and urged the Irish government to tackle the teenage suicide issue.


Published Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:43 AM

All men are created equal? The Declaration of Independence and a party you’re not quite sure you’re invited to

Published Friday, February 22, 2013, 8:16 AM

Spectacular sight of wild bird flight formations spotted in Wexford – VIDEO

Birdwatch Ireland has caught an amazing spectacle of a murmuration, or gathering of a large group of starlings, at their roost site in County Wexford.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:10 AM

Irish heavyweight Tyson Fury to make NYC debut against World Champion Steve Cunningham

Explosive 6’9” heavyweight contender and former unbeaten Irish, Commonwealth and British Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury, 20-0, 14 KO’s, will make his New York debut on Saturday afternoon, April 20th when he takes on former cruiserweight World Champion Steve USS Cunningham, 25-5, 12 KO’s, at The Theater at Madison Square Garden.


Published Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:46 AM

Golden recruits for Notre Dame following a strange and disappointing end to the season

Notre Dame Fans were saddened to watch as the comeback fairytale season for the Irish came to a dismal ending.


Published Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:46 AM

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