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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin says Pope Francis is a ‘real pastor’ who understands troubled Catholic Church

Dublin’s Archbishop Diarmuid Martin has called Pope Francis a “real pastor,” who lives simply, cares for the sick and poor and keeps his distance from the military and Government.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:15 AM

Why Irish Americans should save thousands and go to college in Ireland - World class education at a fraction of the cost

Published Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:02 AM

Hollywood star Chris O’Dowd talks about 'Sapphires', his role in HBO’s 'Girls' and the meaning of St. Patrick’s Day

Chris O’Dowd is on the line with the Irish Voice from the New York hotel room that he’s just stepped into for the first time moments ago. An hour earlier his plane touched down at JFK


Published Thursday, March 14, 2013, 8:19 AM

American daughter calls for Irish courts to have mercy on Galway woman who murdered her ex

An Irish woman has been sentenced to seven years in prison for stabbing her ex-boyfriend 18 times. Maura Thornton (31), from Inverin, Connemara, killed Kevin Joyce (59) when he arrived at her Salthill, Galway apartment uninvited.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:37 AM

Genealogists discover Massachusetts strangers are rightful heirs to $1.5 million estate in Ireland

When the hunt began for the late Mary Broderick’s nearest relatives, no one imagined that genealogists would find clusters of cousins, who never knew each other, living within miles of each other in Massachusetts.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 15, 2013, 8:13 AM

Critics claim new Pope was part of Argentinean cover-up during junta reign

Critics of new Pope Francis have claimed that he maintained his silence as Argentina’s brutal military dictatorship raged a dirty war against left wing activists.


Published Thursday, March 14, 2013, 8:02 AM

Businessman Kevin McGeever who claimed he was kidnapped quizzed by police

The Irishman who went missing for eight months then turned up barefoot and in a distressed state on a backroad in Leitrim has been arrested on suspicion of wasting police time.


Published Friday, March 15, 2013, 8:18 AM

Sex abuse survivors in Ireland issue cautious welcome to new Pope - express hope for 'more openness'

The founder of One in Four, an organization that supports victims of sexual abuse in Ireland, said the appointment of Pope Francis evoked “a spark of hope” in him.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 15, 2013, 7:47 AM

Irish Arts Center donates thousands of books in NYC for St. Patrick's Day

New York will receive a free windfall of Irish and Irish American literature as a staggering 7,500 books are due to be given away as part of the third annual Irish Arts Center Book Day


Published Thursday, March 14, 2013, 1:04 PM

A guide to cursing in Irish for St. Patrick’s Day - get your Irish up with these phrases ‘as Gaelige’

This St. Patrick’s Day, we may all be wearing green but that doesn’t mean our language can’t be a little more colourful!


Published Friday, March 15, 2013, 8:04 AM

IrishCentral's top ten places to see in Ireland in honor of St. Patrick's Day

From the Cliffs of Moher to the Hill of Tara what better way to celebrate Irishness than with the beauty of Ireland

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, March 14, 2013, 5:15 PM

Patriots fan and writer outrage at loss of Wes Welker is misguided

Published Thursday, March 14, 2013, 1:47 PM

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