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Sequester threatens St. Patrick’s Day activities across the U.S. and Ireland

There are now fears that the sequester, the mandated cutbacks by the US government in government services, due to start March 1st, could deeply affect St.Patrick’s Day activities both in America and Ireland.


Published Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:04 AM

Oldest Irish illegal, in US since 1920s, dies one month shy of citizenship

90-year-old illegal Irish immigrant Josephine Stout, who had been living in the U.S. since she was a toddler in the 1920s, passed away on Monday just a few weeks before officially becoming an American citizen.


Published Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:08 AM

Busty St. Patrick’s Day mural sparks controversy in Brooklyn - VIDEO

A St. Patrick’s Day mural featuring a busty female saying “You’re the man” to a leprechaun on a Brooklyn dry cleaners shop window has some locals slamming the imagery as demeaning and offensive.


Published Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:20 AM

FBI agent testifies about NYPD cannibal cop’s detailed online manuals and gruesome chats

Federal agent Corey Walsh told the New York court of the graphic evidence of Gilberto Valle’s plans they found on his computer and in online chats. The former NYPD cop is accused of planning to kidnap, rape, murder and eat women. He is also charged with illegal use of government database information in researching his victims.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:39 AM

Irish bookies favorite for new Pope is Ghana’s Cardinal Peter Turkson

Ghana’s Cardinal Peter Turkson is currently the Irish favorite to come in and replace Pope Benedict XVI’s vacant seat in the Vatican following his surprise resignation.


Published Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:57 AM

Irish American mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn leads Democrats in latest primary poll

Mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn has once again topped the latest poll in Democratic primary for New York mayor.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, February 28, 2013, 8:04 AM

Nicola Furlong’s American killer deserves to die says her heartbroken sister

The sister of murdered Irish student Nicola Furlong has called for the death sentence to be imposed on her killer.


Published Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:31 AM

Hunt continues for killers of Irish police officer Adrian Donohoe

A child's car seat could be a vital clue for detectives seeking the gang which murdered Detective Adrian Donohoe a month ago near the border.


Published Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:40 AM

Suspended sentence for 'vermin' mother convicted of child neglect of seven kids

A mother pleaded guilty to nine years of neglect of her seven children has walked free from court.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, February 28, 2013, 8:11 AM

Caroline Kennedy will be next Ambassador to Japan

Caroline Kennedy will be the next Ambassador to Japan, Bloomberg News is reporting.


Published Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 4:11 PM

John Wayne’s Ulster roots are celebrated on Orange marching drum

John Wayne’s memory and his Irish heritage has been immortalised on a loyalist marching drum in Northern Ireland.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, February 28, 2013, 7:59 AM

GAA Digest - Galway hurlers show no honor for Kilkenny Cats

Galway bosses have defended their decision not to award All-Ireland champions Kilkenny the customary guard of honor before Sunday’s opening NHL game at Pearse Stadium.


Published Thursday, February 28, 2013, 8:24 AM

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