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Tom Cruise to be honored by Irish government in secret ceremony

Action hero Tom Cruise, famed for his horrific Irish accent in the 1992 movie “Far and Away.” is set to be presented with a scroll by the Irish government to honor his Irish roots.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:14 AM

Irish American Annie McCarrick's disappearance 20 years on, Larry Murphy still a prime suspect

This month marks twenty years since the disappearance of American Annie McCarrick while she was living abroad in Dublin, Ireland. Her family, as well as authorities, are still at a loss regarding the mysterious disappearance.


Published Friday, March 29, 2013, 6:55 AM

Dropkick Murphys member wrong to punch Neo-Nazi for ‘Heil Hitler’ salute at New York show

Punching Nazi's may feel right but that does't mean it is right, some critics are grousing about Dropkick Murphys bassist Ken Casey, who allegedly came out swinging when confronted with an unwelcome far right fan at one of the band's recent gigs.


Published Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:08 AM

Irish Priest accused of sexual abuse pleads with Pope Francis not to be dismissed from Church

An elderly Irish cleric is appealing his dismissal from the priesthood directly to Pope Francis and to a top Vatican court.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 29, 2013, 8:02 AM

Boston College threatens disciplinary action against pro-birth control students handing out condoms

Boston College has threatened disciplinary action against a group of students distributing birth-control and information on safe-sex. The Catholic institution is calling the act a violation of the university’s mission.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:59 AM

President Obama 'confident' immigration reform bill could pass by summer – VIDEO

President Obama predicted that Congress could pass a reform bill by the end of the summer when he said that last-minute obstacles are "resolvable" this week.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:53 AM

Bill O'Reilly reinvents his own past to blast Bill Clinton over DOMA

Published Friday, March 29, 2013, 8:32 AM

Rush Limbaugh slams Bill O'Reilly for calling same-sex marriage opponents ‘Bible-thumpers’ – VIDEO

Rush Limbaugh reacted to Bill O’Reilly’s comments this week that those opposed to same-sex marriage haven’t been able to do anything apart from “thump a Bible.”

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:50 AM

Saoirse Ronan on 'The Host' - upcoming Wes Anderson movie and Easter at home in Carlow - VIDEO

Starting Friday, Saoirse Ronan will fight aliens, save the world and still be home in time for her Easter dinner in Co. Carlow.


Published Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:43 AM

Savita Halappanavar report to be presented to her husband’s attorney

The report into the death of Savita Halappanavar will be handed over to the attorney acting on behalf of her husband Praveen on Good Friday.


Published Friday, March 29, 2013, 7:27 AM

Desperate for a drink on alcohol free Good Friday in Ireland

Good Friday is the one day in the year when you cannot buy a drink in Ireland.


Published Friday, March 29, 2013, 8:24 AM

Lance Armstrong could face charges for 'trafficking, distribution and commercialisation of doping drugs'

Cyclist Lance Armstrong faces criminal charges in Spain for his use of performance enhancing drugs.


Published Friday, March 29, 2013, 8:16 AM

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