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Margaret Thatcher repeatedly told top British politician the Irish were ‘all liars’

Britain's former Northern Ireland secretary Peter Mandelson has said the only thing Margaret Thatcher ever told him was that the Irish were “all liars” and not to be trusted.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:09 AM

Irish dance community rally to support Richard family - victims of Boston marathon blast- VIDEO

Irish dancers from across New England are set to show their support for the Richard family at a Boston “Irish dance out” this weekend. This fundraiser is just one of the many ways the community have rallied around the Dorchester, Boston family who lost their son Martin (8) in Monday’s bombing.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:02 AM

Irish American leaders see legalization of 50,000 Irish in new Immigration bill

The Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform has welcomed Wednesday’s introduction of the Border Security, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, S.744 by the ‘Gang of 8’ in the US Senate and fully expect an estimated 50,000 Irish undocumented to benefit if it becomes law.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:48 AM

Boston’s Irish Consul witnessed great fear and bravery during fatal Boston Marathon bombings - VIDEO

On Wednesday, Boston’s Irish Consul General Michael Lonergan spoke with IrishCentral about the tragic Boston Marathon attacks amid conflicting reports that a suspect had been either identified and or arrested.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:41 AM

Irish government praises ‘Gang of Eight’ bipartisan Senate immigration reform legislation

The bipartisan Senate panel on immigration reform, nicknamed the ‘Gang of Eight,’ has put forth their proposals for immigration reform. The Irish government, who will see many of its citizens affected by the potential reforms, praised the panel’s proposals.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:28 AM

Senate immigration plan revealed - employment skills key in 'Gang of Eight' bipartisan legislation

Though a Tuesday press conference to unveil the new Senate immigration reform bill was canceled out of respect to victims of the Boston terror attack, the sweeping measure was made public.

By Irish Voice Reporters

Published Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:20 AM

Expert testifies that Savita Halappanavar would likely be alive had she had an abortion

Dr. Peter Boylan, former master of the National Maternity Hospital in Ireland, said during his testimony that Indian dentist Savita Halappanavar could have survived had she been granted an abortion earlier in her treatment, though it was not legally permissible.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, April 18, 2013, 7:24 AM

Anthony Weiner finishes second in New York mayoral poll, behind Christine Quinn - VIDEO

Ex-Congressman Anthony Weiner is already topping New York mayoral polls, despite only being back in contention as a possible candidate one week.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, April 18, 2013, 8:07 AM

Investigation underway as innocent Dad shot in the face on his own doorstep in Dublin

A father-of-four who was shot in the face on his own doorstep in west Dublin last weekend may have been wrongly targeted, police believe.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, April 18, 2013, 8:10 AM

Irish nanny to plead not guilty on murder charge today in Boston

An Irish nanny will plead not guilty in court in Boston today when she faces a murder charge. of killing a one year old baby.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, April 18, 2013, 6:55 AM

U2’s Bono heads to Coachella to promote Edun clothing line

The annual Coachella festival in the southern Californian desert got off to a great start last weekend. Bono was there, but instead of listening to the music he headed to an event to promote a new partnership for Edun, the African-conscious clothing brand he created with his wife Ali Hewson several years back.

By Irish Voice Reporters

Published Thursday, April 18, 2013, 8:20 AM

Fighting Irish Quarterback Everett Golson expects more from the Notre Dame team this season

The bitter taste of a National Championship blowout seems to have stuck with Notre Dame Quarterback Everett Golson as he explains there’s a lot of room for improvement over last year’s play.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Wednesday, April 17, 2013, 9:54 AM

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