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First ever Irish gay activist invited to White House for St Patrick's Day celebrations

Michael Barron, the director of BeLonG To, Ireland’s national service and advocacy organization for LGBT young people, has been invited to the White House for a series of meeting with senior administration officials marking St. Patrick’s Day.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:29 AM

Confessions of an Irish bartender working in New York City

Back when I was in college I worked in a big three-star hotel in Meath as a bartender, and on my first day of orientation the owner told me about the “secret” motto.

By SEAN BROSNAN

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:26 AM

The top ten myths about the Irish on St. Patrick's Day - PHOTOS

There are many myths told about the Irish: that they’re fighters, they’re stupid, they’re belligerent, or that they never forget. Nonsense!

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, March 12, 2013, 8:52 AM

New footage of Jill Meagher's last moments surface as accused pleads not guilty to murder – VIDEO

CCTV footage showing the final moments of Jill Meagher’s life and her alleged killer sprinting towards her have been released.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:56 AM

'Cannibal cop' Gilberto Valle could face life in prison after jury finds him guilty

“Cannibal Cop” Gilberto Valle was convicted Tuesday of conspiracy to kidnap abduct, cook and eat women, including his ex-wife Kathleen Mangan.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 8:09 AM

American murder accused tells Nicola Furlong’s family he did not kill their daughter

The American accused of murdering Irish student Nicola Furlong has told her parents he firmly believes he did not kill their daughter – as his colleague was sentenced to three years jail for a sex assault on her best friend.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:37 AM

LA diocese and Cardinal Roger Mahony settle $10million sex abuse case

The Catholic Church archdiocese of LA and former Cardinal Roger Mahony have settled a child sex abuse deal for one cent short of $10million brought by four victims of a former priest.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:45 AM

Cardinal Timothy Dolan predicts conclave to vote in new pope by Thursday

Getting 115 cardinals to agree to anything is no small order, but when they're tasked with finding a new pope to to heal the divisions that allegedly led to Benedict XVI’s dramatic resignation, observers suggest it may be some time before white smoke rises from the Sistine Chapel.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:50 AM

Shane McEntee’s daughter dismisses claims that cyber bullying killed her dad

The daughter of tragic Irish politician Shane McEntee has refuted claims that cyber bullying led her father to take his own life.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 7:42 AM

Republican Paul Ryan’s budget plans - repeal Obamacare and a budget surplus by 2023

House Republicans released their budget outline on Tuesday to an immediate chorus of criticism that they're conducting class warfare aimed at the poor in order to protect the interests of a small, high-income minority.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 8:07 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

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