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Murder at the Boston marathon as terrorists strike beloved race

108 Irish runners competed in the Boston marathon and all seemed to be accounted for safely, according to Irish authorities.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:00 AM

US Supreme court rejects appeal over secret IRA tapes at Boston College

The United States Supreme Court has denied an appeal that sought to keep interviews with former IRA members being turned over to the Northern Irish police.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:07 AM

Mexican drug cartels now targeting Ireland's cocaine trade

Mexican drug cartels are targeting Ireland and mainland Europe for their cocaine and cannabis trade, Europol, the EU’s policing agency, has claimed.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:15 AM

Archaeologists in Fermanagh discover 600-year-old murder mystery beneath controversial crannog

Archaeologists excavating the crannog site in County Fermanagh believe a 600-year-old skeleton was the victim of an ancient murder mystery.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:24 AM

Murder at the Boston marathon as terrorists strike beloved race

108 Irish runners competed in the Boston marathon and all seemed to be accounted for safely, according to Irish authorities.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:00 AM

Irish Consulate in Boston evacuated after two explosions rock the marathon finish line - VIDEO

Two huge explosions in quick succession rocked the Boston Marathon finish line on Monday afternoon, causing numerous casualties.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, April 15, 2013, 3:59 PM

Westboro Baptist Church celebrates Boston Marathon Explosion

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 8:03 AM

Search resumes for body of IRA Disappeared victim Columba McVeigh in Monaghan bog

A search for one of the IRA’s so-called Disappeared victims resumed this week, in a bog close to the border.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:58 AM

Church of Ireland archbishop says sectarianism 'alive and well' in Dublin

The Church of Ireland Archbishop of Dublin, Michael Jackson, believes that sectarianism is 'alive and well' in Dublin.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:40 AM

Aisling McCarthy Brady’s defense team commit to “all out war” for 2014 murder trial

Melinda Thompson, the attorney of Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady who has been charged with the murder of Rehma Sabir, has told the press that she continues to believe her client’s innocence and is ready for “a real battle, an all-out war.”

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:38 AM

'Irish Jimmy Savile' shared bed with pupils - dead celebrity could have abused 100s of children

A new documentary claims that Domhnall O Lubhlai, who has been branded the “Irish Jimmy Saville”, sexually abused dozens of boys over two decades.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 7:30 AM

Lansdowne rugby team remain unbeaten after Rockaway Fishead game

Last weekend home team Lansdowne beat an undermanned, but valiant Rockaway Fishead side by 50-38.

By RICHIE PRICE

Published Monday, April 15, 2013, 8:20 AM

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