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Time to end celibacy for priests as Catholic Church crisis continues

The intrigue around the papal conclave reached new heights this week when Irish-born Cardinal Keith O’Brien of Scotland abruptly resigned after allegations of inappropriate behavior made by four priests against him surfaced.

By Irish Voice Editorial

Published Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:00 AM

Donegal welcome home Duffy’s Cut murder victim John Ruddy after 180 years

100 years after his apparent murder, one of Duffy’s Cut victims, John Ruddy’s, remains are to be moved from the suburban Philadelphia all the way to his home county of Donegal in Ireland to be laid to rest.


Published Friday, March 1, 2013, 6:59 AM

Enjoy Guinness this St. Patrick’s Day with these alternative Irish recipes

Everyone’s a little bit Irish for St. Patrick’s Day, so you better have an upper hand on the rest of the crowd and take in some of these delicious tradition, and some new ideas for Guinness recipes.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 1, 2013, 6:57 AM

Former politician from well-known family arrested on conspiracy to murder charge

A former politician – from a political dynasty – has been arrested in Cork on suspicion of conspiracy to murder three people, including a policeman.


Published Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:29 AM

Police investigate link between body in burnt out car and Detective Donohoe murder

Police are investigating the discovery of a body in a burnt-out car, yards from the scene where detective Adrian Donohue was shot dead in January.


Published Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:32 AM

Irish banks get go-ahead to repossess homes and buy-to-let properties

The Irish government is about to give the green light to banks to repossess the homes of distressed mortgage holders.


Published Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:22 AM

Irish American community to protest offensive St Patrick’s Day t-shirts

Members of the Rockland Irish American community are once again planning to protest at the Palisades Center Mall, in West Nyack, NY, where t-shirts with raunchy humor, sexual slogans and references to excessive inebriation are on sale in the name of St. Patrick’s Day.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:58 AM

Police dismiss new claims about missing American Annie McCarrick last seen in Dublin in 1993

New information about Annie McCarrick, the American missing in Ireland since 1993, that is being published in an upcoming edition of an Irish magazine are quickly being dismissed by gardai.


Published Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:48 AM

NY Cardinal Timothy Dolan more likely to replace Yankee’s A-Rod than Pope Benedict - VIDEO

As Pope Benedict XVI steps down from his public role in the Vatican, New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan has spoken about how hard it will be to replace the retiring head of the Catholic Church.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:41 AM

Vice President Joe Biden back riding the train - as sequester cancels flights

Vice President Joe Biden is happy to take the train home to Delaware, foregoing the expensive flights on Air Force 2 that are the perks of his office in favor of the much more budget friendly Amtrak.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 1, 2013, 7:35 AM

Is Bill O’Reilly, the top Fox News pundit, now aiming to disprove the Bible?

Bill O'Reilly is rarely less than forthright in his views. The Fox news pundit claimed on his show this week that 'a lot of the Bible is allegorical,' adding that the New Testament Gospels contradict themselves.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 1, 2013, 8:14 AM

GAA and GPA launch new website offering best value sports footwear to players and supporters

The Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) and Gaelic Players Association (GPA) are delighted to announce the launch of, a new online service offering a wide range of children’s, men’s and women’s football boots and sports footwear to members and supporters.


Published Friday, March 1, 2013, 8:08 AM

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