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New High King to be crowned at Tara in lavish spectacle

An international competition to find the first High King of Tara in nearly one millennium was officially launched in Ireland's Co. Meath on St. Patrick's Day.

By LOUISE WALSH

Published Saturday, March 30, 2013, 8:07 AM

Striking scenes as Pope Francis washes the feet of young female and Muslim offenders in prison - Actions signify it is not business as usual at the Vatican - message to all Catholics for Easter

Published Saturday, March 30, 2013, 7:32 AM

Donegal man first person to propose atop of New York's Freedom Tower

A Donegal DJ took romance to dizzying heights when he proposed atop of New York’s Freedom Tower on St. Patrick’s Day.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Saturday, March 30, 2013, 7:58 AM

Irish bishops vow to boycott civil ceremonies in protest of gay marriage in Ireland

In a dramatic move that some critics are suggesting is like holding a gun to their own heads, Ireland's Catholic bishops have warned they will no longer perform the civil aspects of weddings if marriage is extended to gay couples.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Saturday, March 30, 2013, 8:48 AM

Cross dressing Catholic priest and adult store owner to plead guilty to meth dealing ring

Monsignor Kevin Wallin, a Connecticut priest now being nicknamed Monsignor Meth, is expected to plead guilty next week to participating in a conspiracy to distribute crystal methamphetamine in Connecticut.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, March 30, 2013, 7:45 AM

Irish American girl found bleeding just miles from her California home hours after abduction

An Irish American family in California is breathing a sigh of relief after 10 year old Nicole Ryan was located within hours of her unexplained disappearance on Wednesday morning.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, March 30, 2013, 7:40 AM

Undocumented Irishman speaks at White House forum on immigration reform

The White House held an immigration round table discussion in Chicago on Wednesday March 27.

By BREANDÁN G. MAGEE

Published Saturday, March 30, 2013, 7:38 AM

Irish government set to introduce a minimum price on alcohol to tackle abuse

The government is preparing measures, including setting minimum pricing, to tackle alcohol abuse. A major study of how much alcohol Irish people consume is already underway. The report will determine how often they go to the pub and with whom they drink.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Saturday, March 30, 2013, 7:44 AM

Irish police vent fury at politicians over cutbacks in conditions and closures of stations

Gardai (police) have been confronting government ministers including Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny this week over cutbacks in conditions and closures of police stations.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Saturday, March 30, 2013, 7:44 AM

Sinead O’Connor wishes Francis the best but condemns the position of Pope as “an anti-Christian office”

Pope Francis I isn’t getting much of a honeymoon period from Irish singer Sinead O’Connor.

By Irish Voice Reporters

Published Saturday, March 30, 2013, 7:43 AM

New website site uses DNA, surnames and place names to trace ancestry back thousands of years

Since Ireland was the first European country to adopt inherited paternal surnames it should come as no surprise that the Irish lead the way in using DNA, surnames, and place names to literally pinpoint precisely where one’s direct male Irish ancestor lived approximately 1,000 years ago.

By JANE WALSH

Published Saturday, March 30, 2013, 7:38 AM

Manny Ramirez makes his debut in Taiwan

Published Friday, March 29, 2013, 12:17 PM

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