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Joe Biden challenges Irish Americans to help undocumented Hispanics become legal - Says discrimination against Irish generations ago same as against Hispanics today

Published Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:17 AM

Cardinal Keith O’Brien had longtime fellow priest boyfriend says Scottish newspaper

The man who made a complaint against Scotland’s Catholic Church leader was also Cardinal Keith O’Brien’s gay lover.


Published Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:11 AM

Hollywood goes wild for Irish baby names - the top ten girls and boys names

Irish baby names are hugely popular, and not just with us normal plebs, but with the Hollywood elite in LA and across the pond in Europe.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:05 AM

Health Minister frustrated over delay in report into death of Savita Halappanavar

Ireland’s minister for Health has expressed his disappointment at delays in finalising the report into the death of Savita Halappanavar.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:58 AM

Former IRA leader Thomas 'Slab' Murphy dodges cross-border police swoop

Former IRA chief of staff Thomas “Slab” Murphy was tipped off four hours before he was to be targeted in a major cross-border police swoop.


Published Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:51 AM

Worsening weather causes havoc across Ireland as blizzards forecast

Treacherous driving conditions this morning at Craigantlet hill, which is part of the back road from Belfast to Newtownards and Bangor. Image Kevin Sharkey.


Published Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:47 AM

Cardinal Keith O'Brien was turned in by his priest boyfriend

Published Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:32 AM

Good start for new Catholic Church leader - Pope Francis epitomizes simpler, clearer faith

The inauguration of a new pope is always a cause for great celebration in the Catholic Church, and the election of Francis I has been no exception.


Published Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:50 AM

Irish politician believes lax laws have made Ireland a haven for pedophiles

TD Denis Naughten slammed the Irish government and their abundant loopholes that have making Ireland a “safe haven” for pedophiles.


Published Friday, March 22, 2013, 7:49 AM

Fiona Shaw and Colm Toibin on 'The Testament of Mary' the Broadway play

The Testament of Mary is Irish writer Colm Toibin’s remarkable new Broadway play about the most famous woman who ever lived, Mary the Mother of God.


Published Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:12 AM

Whipping Boy beat U2 in Irish people’s poll on their top album

In a survey conducted by Dublin radio station Phantom FM, Whipping Boy’s second album, Heartworm, was voted the best Irish album of all time ahead of big names such as U2, Van Morrison, Damien Rice and Thin Lizzy.


Published Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:17 AM

Notre Dame earns number one seed in 2013 NCAA women’s basketball tournament

The Notre Dame women’s basketball team is fresh off their first ever Big East Championship win over UConn last Tuesday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 22, 2013, 8:23 AM

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