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True heroes of Boston marathon bombing were the EMT services say experts

The true heroes of the Boston marathon bombing were the EMT services, headed by Boston Emergency Services Chief Jimmy Hooley.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:13 AM

Tearful Aisling McCarthy Brady pleads not guilty to murder -'wants to clear her name'

Aisling McCarthy Brady, the Irish nanny charged with first degree murder and assault and battery, pleaded not guilty at Middlesex Superior Court, MA.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 19, 2013, 6:55 AM

Irish American lawyer wins $130 million for brain damaged Long Island child

An Irish-born lawyer who faced scorn for turning down an $8 million settlement in a medical-malpractice suit — only to lose at trial — has became the hero who secured a massive $130 million judgment for a brain-damaged Suffolk County girl at a new trial this week.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:05 AM

Australian TV presenter suggests Boston blast could have 'Irish' link – VIDEO

An Australian TV presenter has been criticized after he insinuated that Irish republicans may be linked to Monday’s bomb blast in Boston, which claimed the lives of three people and injured more than 170.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:37 AM

Mark Kelly and Gabrielle Giffords ‘furious’ over Republican’s move to block gun control reform - VIDEO

Despite being supported by 90 percent of Americans, the recent amendment proposing background checks for gun-buyers came up short against the 60-vote threshold needed to carry through the legislation and caused much upset among its supporters.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:44 AM

Irish groups vow to fight Boston College IRA interviews fight to stop NI police access

On Monday the U.S. Supreme Court rejected an appeal to keep secret interviews with former Irish Republican Army members from being turned over to police authorities in Northern Ireland.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Friday, April 19, 2013, 8:00 AM

‘One million Irish starve to death’ Irish Famine Tribunal convened in New York

The Irish Famine Tribunal, which plans to examine the responsibility of the British government, under international law, for the tragic events of this period of Irish history, will be convened at Fordham Law School this weekend.

By JANE WALSH

Published Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:59 AM

Michael D Higgins gets standing ovation at EU Parliament - 'we cannot ignore the suffering of Europeans'

President Michael D Higgins received a standing ovation from his audience at the EU Parliament in Strasbourg today. Addressing the Parliament, the Irish President urged the Union to connect with its citizens, calling attention to their suffering and reminding the Union that their citizens place their trust in parliament when they vote and rightly have expectations of them. “We cannot, however, ignore the fact that European citizens are suffering the consequences of actions and opinions of bodies such as rating agencies, which, unlike parliaments, are unaccountable,” he

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:56 AM

Irish Boston Marathon runners happy to return home as some vow to run again next year– AUDIO

Irish marathon runners, who narrowly escaped Monday’s double bomb blast, were happy to arrive home to Dublin airport on Wednesday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 19, 2013, 8:07 AM

National Museum rhino heads worth $652,000 stolen in Dublin heist

Rhino heads and horns were stolen from a National Museum of Ireland warehouse late on Wednesday night in Swords, Dublin.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:39 AM

Irish businessman to fly the Kennedy’s home for JFK’s 50th anniversary party

An Irishman who made his fortune in America is to fly the Kennedy clan home for celebrations to mark the 50th anniversary of JFK’s triumphant visit to Ireland.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, April 19, 2013, 7:52 AM

Tyson Fury gets set for US debut - set to take on Steve Cunningham at MSG

Heavyweight Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KOs) will fight for the first time on American soil this Saturday afternoon when he takes on Steve Cunningham (25-5, 12 KOs) at the Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York City.

By DECLAN O'KELLY

Published Friday, April 19, 2013, 8:26 AM

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