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New York activists plan celebration party to mark Margaret Thatcher's passing

New York Irish Republicans are planning a party of their own Saturday with a “celebration” of Thatcher’s death at a Brooklyn Irish bar.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 6:59 AM

Irish American Democrats push for comprehensive immigration reform on Capitol Hill - VIDEO

Washington: It was a day that 10,000 activists including many Irish, showed up to support immigration reform here.

By MOLLY MULDOON

Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7:07 AM

Visitors flock to see vision of Virgin Mary in Kilkenny hills near golf course

People are flocking to a golf course in Co Kilkenny, Ireland after a vision of the Virgin Mary cradling an infant has appeared on the side of a nearby mountain.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7:12 AM

Caroline Wozniacki caddies for Rory McIlroy, hits into water - VIDEO

Caroline Wozniacki ended up caddying for Rory McIlroy at the par 3 tournament held at the Masters on Wednesday.

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Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 8:17 AM

Midwife admits telling Savita that Ireland is a Catholic country that forbids abortion

A Galway midwife has admitted she told Indian native Savita Halappanavar that she could not abort her terminally ill fetus because Ireland was a Catholic country.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7:24 AM

IRA assassin planned five more hits - “deluded” father in court sees Rose Lynch as a hero

Rose Lynch (50), from Limerick, was sentenced to life in prison for the murder of David Darcy and membership in an illegal IRA style group.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7:37 AM

Scan shows transexual porn movies downloaded inside the Vatican

Torrentfreak.com, a website that analyzes file sharing, reports that an IP address in Vatican City has been downloading eyebrow raising torrents from pornographic websites featuring transsexuals and other fetishistic clips.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7:31 AM

Ushers at Irish parliament learn Brazilian jiu-jitsu to defend themselves against protesters

The ushers of Ireland’s parliament buildings are being given classes in the Brazilian martial art of jiu-jitsu to defend themselves, and politicians, from the public.

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Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 8:02 AM

The Irish have mixed memories of “The Iron Lady” Margaret Thatcher

Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams’ reaction to the death at the age of 87 of Baroness Margaret Thatcher was hardly surprising. He delivered a scathing assessment of her political legacy in Ireland.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7:00 AM

Where the Church went wrong - “John F Kennedy and American Catholicism”

Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7:02 AM

Irish American cop uncovers “mole people” living in tunnels below Kansas suburb - VIDEO

A tunnel occupied by homeless people was recently discovered underneath Kansas city when a nearby copper mill in the area was repeatedly hit by thieves.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7:54 AM

Sports Digest: Rory McIlroy is ready for the Masters challenge

Rory McIlroy found his groove ahead of the Masters with a second place finish at the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio on Sunday, which he says justified his late decision to enter the tournament.

By CATHAL DERVAN

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

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