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Irish American pagan pol among those arrested by FBI in New York mayoral bribe scam

New York State Senator Malcolm Smith and City Council representative Dan Halloran have been arrested for attempting to manipulate this year’s New York City mayoral election.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:10 AM

Associated Press bans the term ‘illegal immigrant’ to move with the times

Bosses at media giant The Associated Press have banned the use of the term ‘illegal immigrant’.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:14 AM

When the Easter Rising happened the British establishment were all at the racetrack - My grandfather, too, attended the Grand National horse race on that historic day

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:02 AM

Catholic Church set to lose education stronghold in Ireland

Some 23 primary schools across the country are set to lose their Catholic Church patronage and will most likely transfer to the multi-denominational Educate Together schools.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:35 AM

Savita Halappanavar’s husband is unhappy with draft report into her death

Savita Halappanavar’s husband is unhappy with the Irish government’s official report into his wife’s tragic death in a Galway hospital – and wants to meet the head of the investigation team.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:25 AM

Australian pleads not guilty to murder of Irish backpacker - stomped on heads of victims

The Australian man accused of murdering an Irish backpacker, in St Kilda, Melbourne, has pled not-guilty.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:47 AM

Band named after slain Real IRA chief Alan Ryan led a republican commemoration in Derry

The flute band named after Real IRA leader Alan Ryan, who was shot dead in Dublin last September, led an Easter republican commemoration in Derry on Monday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:59 AM

Snowy March coldest Irish weather on record say experts

When Met Eireann publishes its findings on April 2 March will likely be the coldest or at least one of the coldest months on record.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 7:47 AM

Jessica Lynch Irish American veteran still haunted by her kidnapping in Iraq ten years on

It's been ten years since Private Jessica Lynch was rescued from her Iraqi captors, becoming the first American POW to be rescued since the Vietnam War, but Lynch is still haunted by the chaos and horror of the war.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:43 AM

Comedian Stephen Colbert to host fundraisers for sister's congressional campaign

Stephen Colbert is set to host two fundraisers this month for his sister Elizabeth, who is running for the South Carolina's vacant seat in Congress.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 7:54 AM

'The Bible' producer Roma Downey says Pope Francis is 'A New Pope of Hope' – VIDEO

"The Bible" mini-series producer Roma Downey has described the appointment of Pope Francis as “divine timing”.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 3, 2013, 8:23 AM

The Boston Red Sox open 2013 with a bang

Published Tuesday, April 2, 2013, 3:17 PM

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