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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy calls Wayne LaPierre ‘a clown at the circus’

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy had some choice words for NRA chief Wayne La Pierre who has ridiculed the state’s new bill and whose all-out defense of guns has led to clashes between pro and anti-gun lobbies.

By JAME O'SHEA

Published Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:26 AM

Ireland's agony aunt warns teenagers who dress ‘like hookers’

Ireland’s most famous agony aunt has warned that young girls nowadays go out dressed “like hookers” and draw problems on themselves.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:18 AM

Why Ireland’s Rory McIlroy can defeat Tiger Woods at the 2013 Masters - Comeback kid proves in Texas Open that he still has a unique talent

Published Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:18 AM

Number of Irish emigrating for new life in Australia up 45 percent

The latest data shows that at the end of February 2013 there were 12,490 Irish workers in Australia on primary 457 visas in comparison to the 8,620 in 2012 which equals a rise of 45 percent within one year in the number of Irish people seeking a new life in Australia.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:45 AM

Mother of slain Irishman in Bolivia Michael Dwyer seeks U.S. court’s help

The mother of Michael Dwyer, the Irishman who was murdered in Bolivia four years ago, has submitted a written petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) in Washington asking that his shooting be investigated.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:21 AM

New York subway attacker nabbed due to college frat sweater bearing his nickname

Aidan Folan, 21, from St. Francis College in Brooklyn Heights was recognised in a video by his fraternity brothers as responsible for the beating and robbing of 56-year-old Dina Perez, who was mugged on March 9 in a Brooklyn subway station.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Sunday, April 7, 2013, 11:26 AM

Adrian Bayley was on parole for raping five prostitutes at time of Jill Meagher murder

Adrian Bayley, the Australian bodybuilder who pleaded guilty to raping and murdering Irish journalist Jill Meagher, was at the time on parole for raping five prostitutes.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Sunday, April 7, 2013, 9:30 AM

Mum lay dead in rubbish pile for 19 months before body was discovered

The skeletal remains of Julie Ann Watson, mother of three from Ballycregagh, Co. Antrim, were found under six feet of bin bags in the backyard of a derelict property in Belfast where they had lain for 19 months.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Sunday, April 7, 2013, 11:36 AM

Irish matchmakers now catering far more to more gay singles

Irish matchmakers are increasingly catering to gay men and women who need help finding life-long soulmates and are tired of the superficial encounters proffered on online dating sites.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:31 AM

Professor with autism says children with condition need to work

An animal behavior expert from the U.S. told a conference in Dublin on Friday that autistic children should learn how to work.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Sunday, April 7, 2013, 11:16 AM

Irish actor Chris O’Dowd says being a sex symbol terrified him

Roscommon actor Chris O'Dowd has revealed that becoming an unlikely sex symbol after his turn in ‘Bridesmaids' completely unnerved him and hastened his marriage to Dawn Porter.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, April 8, 2013, 7:15 AM

British Grand National won by rank outsider in 66/1 shocker

A 66/1 11-year-old rank outsider Auroras Encore won Britain’s most famous horse race the Grand National at Aintree outside Liverpool on Saturday.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Sunday, April 7, 2013, 10:48 AM

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