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Ireland set for a white St. Patrick’s Day as temperatures plummet below freezing

St Patrick’s Day is set to become St P-Arctic’s Day with weather forecasters predicting a white national holiday for Ireland.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:07 AM

Kate Middleton can trace Irish lineage back to High King Brian Boru

Britain’s Queen in waiting Kate Middleton is related to Irish warrior Brian Boru – and singer Chris de Burgh.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:22 AM

Italian neurologist finds improbable cure for Parkinson's Disease in Irish dancing

Doctor Daniele Volpe is not an ordinary Italian neurologist. In addition to heading up the Parkinson's Rehabilitation unit at the St. John of God hospital in Venice, he is a musician who loves trad and who visits Ireland frequently to play in a band.

By TERRANCE O’DWYER

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:15 AM

Eight senators complete draft on path to legal status for illegal immigrants

The group of eight senators who have spent two months crafting a bipartisan immigration reform bill, have agreed on how they intend to offer legal status to the estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:32 AM

Judges in tears as Nicola Furlong’s sister asks Tokyo court for death sentence

Murdered Irish student Nicola Furlong’s sister has pleaded with a Japanese court to condemn her killer to the death sentence.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:57 AM

Irish American mother talks of pain as daughter conceived in rape repeatedly attempts to contact her

An Irish American mother who gave up a daughter for adoption after being raped as a teenager spoke about the pain of her daughter trying to contact her.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 8:25 AM

Vatican buys Europe's biggest gay bathhouse and sauna

One day ahead of the papal conclave in Rome, The Independent has revealed that the scandal hit Holy See has purchased a $31 million share of the Rome apartment block that houses Europe’s biggest gay sauna.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:35 AM

Cardinal Sean O’Malley could put a stop to Obama’s birth control coverage by backing new bill

Before entering the Vatican conclave, where the next pope will be chosen, Boston’s Cardinal Sean O’Malley wrote to lawmakers urging support for a bill that could weaken President Obama’s birth control coverage mandate.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:40 AM

“Hand of God” helped Mark Burnett and Roma Downey create success story The History Channel’s “The Bible”-VIDEO

“The Bible” producers Mark Burnett, who created the reality tv show “Survivor” and actress Roma Downey believe the show’s success happened with help from the “hand of God.”

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 8:20 AM

British retail giant Marks & Spencer apologizes over refusing customer’s Irish passport

Marks & Spencer (M&S), the British retail giant, has apologized to an unnamed woman who was “humiliated” when her Irish passport was not accepted as a valid form of identification at a store outside Belfast, in County Antrim, Northern Ireland.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 7:45 AM

Irish wrestlers Joey Cabray and Rachel Walker join Sheamus in WWE

Ireland’s Joey Cabray and Rachel Walker were recently given deals to join Stephen Farrelly, known to fans as Sheamus, as the Irish presence in the WWE.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 8:01 AM

Is Rory McIlroy joining Tiger Woods back on form after successful WGC Championship?

Rory McIlroy felt the weight of a poor season start lift off his shoulders as his increasing comfort became clear during the final round at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. McIlroy managed to finished in the top ten on Sunday, catapulting 22 spots, shooting an eagle and no bogeys.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 8:13 AM

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