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Tom Cruise insists his Hollywood Irish accent is ‘fine’ as he practices on TV show

Newly adopted Irishman Tom Cruise has told the country’s biggest television show that he is happy with his brogue – over 20 years after his Irish accent was slated.


Published Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:50 AM

Ex-Ambassador Dan Rooney reveals Hillary Clinton and Irish government sometimes clashed

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Dan Rooney has revealed that his boss Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sometimes clashed with the Irish government on issues she wanted them to agree with her on but they did not.


Published Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:59 AM

Irish American woman finds ‘sign from God’ on a Goldfish Cracker in Florida - VIDEO

A Melbourne, FLorida woman believes she received a ‘sign from God’ when she found a Goldfish Cracker bearing a cross within a circle on Holy Week.


Published Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:33 AM

American Catholics wild about Pope Francis I new Pew Poll shows

A survey conducted between March 28th and 31st of 1,001 Americans reveals that Pope Francis has made a huge first impression in the United States.


Published Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8:46 AM

DNA row delays Chicago trial over attack of Irish student Natasha McShane

A dispute over DNA on a baseball bat allegedly used in the brutal attack of Irish student Natasha McShane in Chicago, is delaying the criminal trial of those accused of her attempted murder.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:07 AM

Jill Meagher’s family express relief at guilty plea from murderer Bayley

The family of tragic Irish woman Jill Meagher have expressed their relief that Aussie fiend Adrian Bayley has pleaded guilty to her murder and spared them a court date.


Published Saturday, April 6, 2013, 8:33 AM

US Secret Service begin sweeps of local hotels ahead of June G8 Summit in County Fermanagh

US Secret Service are checking out secure hotel accommodation along the Republic of Ireland-Northern Irish Border in preparation for the G8 Summit in June.


Published Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:08 AM

Is the U.S. ‘Ready for Hillary’ Clinton? Excited crowds greet former secretary of state

Hillary Clinton hasn't tossed her hat in the ring for 2016 but already she's ahead in the polls. In a general election head-to-head she already leads Jeb Bush by 9 percent and Marco Rubio by 11 percent in their home state of Florida.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:08 AM

Spring yet to arrive in Ireland as record low of 12F temperatures continue

In Ireland spring officially begins on February 1st, St. Brigid’s Day, but so far this year the island has experience record low temperatures continuing into April.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 5, 2013, 7:56 AM

DNA marker shows Northern Irish descendents of Pict tribe of painted warriors who battled the Romans

ScotlandDNA, an ancestry testing company, has recently discovered a DNA marker that strongly suggests that ten percent of Scotsmen are directly descended from the Picts, the Gaels’ fierce neighbors who battled the Romans.


Published Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:10 AM

Patrick Hyland to fight Eric Hunter for United States Boxing Association title

Patrick Hyland (27-1, 12KOs) will fight Eric Hunter (17-2, 9KOs) for the USBA featherweight title in a contest scheduled for 10 rounds in early May. As the Irish Voice went to press the venue still has to be confirmed, but it looks like the fight will take place on May 10 in upstate New York.


Published Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:11 AM

Irish jockey Katie Walsh defended the Grand National cruelty claims and deaths in the iconic race

The English Grand National steeplechase will never be able to escape attacks from animal rights groups with an average close to two deaths a year due to injuries during the famed race.


Published Saturday, April 6, 2013, 7:11 AM

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