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Tom Cruise presented with Certificate of Irish Heritage - ancestry dates back to Strongbow era

Tom Cruise was presented with an Irish heritage certificate yesterday at an official Government ceremony to celebrate his ancestry.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:07 AM

Is Senator Marco Rubio now trying to kill immigration reform after first supporting it? - Latest objections could mean he has turned rail on achieving immigration breakthrough

Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:02 AM

Irish American star Jimmy Fallon to replace Jay Leno as host of 'The Tonight Show' - VIDEO

As of spring 2014 Jimmy Fallon will replace Jay Leno as host of NBC’s “The Tonight Show”.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, 6:54 AM

Irresistible momentum as immigration reform in Washington barrels toward Congress

The decision of eight senators to work together on immigration reform across party lines looks like it is truly working out.

By Irish Voice Editorial

Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:20 AM

No appeal for American musician sentenced to ten years for Irish student’s Tokyo murder

Perhaps a small silver lining has emerged to what has been a dark cloud over the family of deceased Irish exchange student Nicola Furlong who was brutally strangled to death in Japan last year on May 24th.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:25 AM

Accused in New York mayoral bribery case Dan Halloran in major debt

Queens City Councilman Dan Halloran, who was arrested earlier this week for his alleged involvement in attempting to manipulate this year’s New York City mayoral election, is also struggling with hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt and is recovering from a painful divorce.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:52 AM

School bans anti-bullying campaign despite 13-year-old Kitty McGuire’s suicide

Friends of 13-year-old Harley “Kitty” McGuire have been banned from wearing t-shirts supporting an anti-bullying campaign.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:47 AM

Bill O’Reilly feud with Rush Limbaugh over gay marriage is alleged

Despite O’Reilly’s denials, MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell says Fox host Bill O’Reilly despises Rush Limbaugh and the feeling is mutual.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:17 AM

Donald Trump withdraws $5 million birth certificate lawsuit against Bill Maher

In February of 2013, Donald Trump filed a lawsuit against Bill Maher, claiming that the comedian, who was a guest along with Trump on ‘The Tonight Show’, did not follow through on a bet he made that night.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:30 AM

Head of Catholic Church in Ireland Sean Brady has high hope for Pope Francis

Cardinal Sean Brady, Catholic Primate of All-Ireland, has spoken in his Easter message of his visit to the Vatican for the election of Pope Francis.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:58 AM

Mayo politician says Archbishop Desmond Tutu's Irish visit makes his ‘blood boil’

An Irish politician has criticized the forthcoming visit of Nobel prize-winning Archbishop Desmond Tutu to Co. Mayo.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, 7:57 AM

Soccer Digest: Giovanni Trapattoni still confident of World Cup success

Ireland boss Giovanni Trapattoni has laughed at the latest criticism to come his way and promised fans: “We can still make the World Cup finals in Brazil next year.”

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Thursday, April 4, 2013, 8:18 AM

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