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U.S. Magdalene daughter was taken from her mother aged 18 months

When Irish leader Enda Kenny last week made an abject apology on behalf of the Irish state for the mistreatment of Irish women treated like slaves in the Magdalene laundries, Pennsylvania-based Mari Steed, 53, the director of the advocacy group Justice for Magdalenes, knows all about it.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:18 AM

How to apply for an Irish passport in time for St.Patrick’s Day

For Americans who have an Irish grandparent getting an Irish passport is still fairly easy. But first, you'll need to get citizenship

By KELLY FINCHAM

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:29 AM

Irish American wife tried to warn victim of NYPD cannibal cop’s heinous plans

Kathleen Mangan (27), the estranged wife of the accused former NYPD officer Gilberto Valle, tried to warn her husband’s possible victims of his plans to sell them into “white slavery," the court heard.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:22 AM

Australian mogul unveils plans in New York for modernized Titanic replica ship

It will look like the Titanic in every way except one - it won't be at the bottom of the Atlantic.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 8:07 AM

Daughter of Irish emigrants in leading scientific breakthrough may win Nobel Prize

A daughter of Irish immigrants, Professor Maureen O’Leary at Stony Brook University in Long Island, recently led a team of researchers whose findings may be deserving of science’s top prize. Her discovery made the front page of The New York Times.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:56 AM

Police make major weapons find in action against dissident Republicans

Police in Belfast have thwarted a dissident IRA attempt to launch a warhead against security forces.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:40 AM

Michael Noonan announces Ireland’s bank guarantee deal to end in March

The bank guarantee deal that collapsed the Celtic Tiger economy will expire at the end of March. Ireland’s Finance Minister Michael Noonan has announced that the infamous scheme will cease to exist at midnight on March 28.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:36 AM

US politician calls for “Irish Bill” to extend drinking hours for St. Patrick’s Day

Maine State Representative Maine Barry Hobbins is pushing what has been nicknamed the ‘Irish Bill’ in order to accommodate earlier drinking hours for St. Patrick’s Day this year since it falls on a Sunday.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:09 AM

Collapsing authority of old patriarchs now an international epidemic

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 8:32 AM

Oscar Pistorius’ murder case’s haunting similarities to Irish NYPD cop story in 1910

The story of Oscar Pistorius is hauntingly reminiscent of the troubles of one of New York’s finest who happened to be one of the most famous Olympians a little over a century ago.

By RYLE DWYER

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 8:15 AM

Irish Consulate in New York launch art project for St. Patrick’s Day

The Irish Consulate in New York has launched a St. Patrick’s Day visual arts project open to all children between the ages of six and 16, with a category for special needs children.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, February 23, 2013, 7:44 AM

Brian O’Driscoll reveals fatherhood has changed the Irish rugby legend forever

Ireland rugby hero Brian O’Driscoll has revealed how fatherhood has changed him forever – and put sport into context.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 7:43 AM

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