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Boston immigration raids round up several Irish workers in sweep

On Wednesday April 10th, 2013, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) conducted what appears to have been an orchestrated raid in Massachusetts taking into ICE custody a number of Irish immigrants.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:14 AM

Pope Francis launches sainthood case for three Argentine priests with Irish connections

Before taking his position in the Vatican as Pope Francis I, the Archbishop Jorge Bergoglio recommended three Argentine priests, who were shot by the police in 1976, to be promoted as saints.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:20 AM

Irish Americans hailed in Power 50, most powerful gay people in US

Influential gay Irish Americans have once again be noted for their contribution to society in OUT Magazine’s 7th annual ‘Power List’.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:23 AM

Consultant admits failures at Savita Halappanavar inquest – doctor was unaware of blood test abnormalities

The consultant who oversaw the medical care of Savita Halappanavar, who died in a Galway hospital after a miscarriage, has admitted there were shortcomings in her care.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 12, 2013, 8:03 AM

Irish American Maryland Gov Martin O’Malley institutes a tax on citizens for rainfall on property

Maryland Democratic Governor Martin O’Malley came under attack yesterday from conservative website Brietbart.com, who are claiming his plan to combat state pollution is in fact a new tax for the amount of rain that falls on a property.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:56 AM

Police caution demonstrators of Margaret Thatcher’s funeral to come forward for protection

In the wake of former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher’s death on Monday, police are asking groups who are planning to demonstrate her funeral to come forward in order to guarantee their rights are protected.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:46 AM

Son of Irish immigrants Martin Walsh announces run for mayor of Boston

Martin Walsh, the son of Irish immigrants who hail from Connemara in Galway, has announced that he is going to run for Mayor of Boston.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:36 AM

Abuse trial of Sinn Fein’s Gerry Adams’s brother underway - accused of sexually abusing his own daughter

The trial for Liam Adams, brother of the head of Sinn Fein, Gerry Adams, has begun in Belfast this week. Liam Adams is facing charges of sexual abuse from his daughter Aine.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:35 AM

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg joins in on the immigration reform battle

On the same day that many Irish Americans gathered at Capitol Hill to help push for comprehensive immigration reform, The Washington Post ran an editorial from Facebook’s founder Mark Zuckerberg in which he explained his reasoning behind launching Fwd.us, a new lobby for immigration reform group.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, April 12, 2013, 7:37 AM

Pure genius or sick? Tayto release the first cheese and onion chocolate bar

Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7:17 AM

Irish One Direction hunk career choice? Niall Horan is "scared" of big crowds

Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 9:03 AM

Major fight looms for Matthew Macklin against Gennady Golovkin

It looks like middleweight Matthew Macklin (29-4, 20 KOs) is about to fight one of the most avoided boxers in the world in the form of WBA champion Gennady Golovkin (26-0, 23 KOs).

By DECLAN O'KELLY

Published Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7:17 AM

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