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Cork farmer drowns daughter and commits suicide over marriage break down with American wife

An Irish farmer drowned his three-year-old daughter before killing himself over fears his American wife would bring the child to live in the United States. Martin McCarthy (50), a farmer, had been treated for depression and a heart condition and was deeply upset as his marriage to Rebecca (26), from California was breaking down.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:26 AM

Why Irish in America need to stand up to guarantee Irish immigration to U.S.

There was an urgent call this week by retired judge John Collins of the Bronx for the Ancient Order of Hibernians to get behind the push for immigration reform this year.

By Irish Voice Editorial

Published Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:00 AM

Roma Downey 'The Bible' vindicated by record viewers - VIDEO

“Just don’t make it lame, okay?” That was the advice given to actress and producer Roma Downey by her teenage stepson when she announced that she and her husband Mark Burnett were going to adapt the main books of the Bible into an epic television series.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:19 AM

Dissident Republicans issue death threat against Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness

Sinn Fein’s Martin McGuinness has been warned about a ‘viable’ death threat against him from Dissident Republicans in his native Derry.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Thursday, March 7, 2013, 8:02 AM

Irish president pays tribute to Venezuelan leader Chávez

The Irish president has said his thoughts are with the people of Venezuela after the death of Hugo Chávez.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:57 AM

Cork woman's sex abuse case opens in European Court of Human Rights

The case of a Cork woman who was abused at the Dunderrow National School in 1973 has been opened at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, March 7, 2013, 8:24 AM

Donegal farmer feared crows would pluck out his eyeballs after quad crash

A Donegal farmer feared crows would pluck his eyes out as he lay trapped under a quad bike after a crash when checking his sheep on remote farmland.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, March 7, 2013, 8:08 AM

Crying cannibal NYPD cop declines to testify, readies for jury deliberation

Gilberto Valle, the so-called ‘cannibal cop’ of the NYPD, declined to testify in his own defense on Tuesday at the final day of testimony in New York City. Valle is accused of plotting to kidnap, cook and eat his own Irish American wife, Kathleen Mangan-Valle, and her friends.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:45 AM

Republican Party rushing headlong toward irrelevance

Published Wednesday, March 6, 2013, 1:17 PM

Irish pride on parade as Superstorm Sandy hit Rockaways celebrated St Patrick

It was said, in the brutal aftermath of Hurricane Sandy last October, that a casualty of the mega-storm could be the annual St. Patrick’s parade in Rockaway, one of the areas in New York ravaged by pounding rain, winds and wildfire.

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:40 AM

27 sites in Ireland to go green for St. Patrick’s Day celebrations

In honor of this month’s St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, 27 sites around Ireland will be illuminated with green lighting from March 14 - 18.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, March 7, 2013, 8:17 AM

Mickey Harte told 'stick to the GAA' after lobbying politicians in abortion debate

Tyrone GAA football manager Mickey Harte has been told to "stick to the GAA", after he released a statement on Northern Ireland's abortion debate.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, March 7, 2013, 7:49 AM

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