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She taught Bin Laden English and remembers him as a perfect student

Osama Bin Laden was the perfect student and a gentleman – says the Irishwoman who taught the world’s most notorious terrorist English.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:21 AM

Boston victim Ryan C McMahon is "ecstatic" bombing suspect was caught, her mother says

Ryan C McMahon, who suffered a fractured vertebrae and two broken arms in the panic that followed the Boston Marathon bombings on Monday, was "ecstatic" about the suspects capture on Friday, said her mother.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:14 AM

Making The Gathering Ireland 2013 come alive - one family’s story

Being Irish not just an Irish thing, of the 70 million people worldwide who claim Irish ancestry, only about 5 million are actually Irish citizens.

By RORY FITZGERALD

Published Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:00 AM

Ireland’s Cardinal elect Eamon Martin calls for renewal in the Catholic Church

The incoming head of the Catholic Church in Ireland has vowed to restore faith amongst his flock after his full ordination.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:33 AM

Savita Halappanavar’s husband to return to India to explain inquest to her heartbroken parents

Savita Halappanavar’s husband is to fly to India to explain the outcome of the inquest into her death to her parents – but he will return to live in Ireland.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:39 AM

10,000 loyalists march in Belfast parade to mark centenary of the Ulster Volunteer Force

Up to 10,000 loyalists took park in a Belfast parade on Saturday marking the centenary of the formation of the Ulster Volunteer Force.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:44 AM

Annual Easter Mass and 1916 commemoration received high attendance at Gaelic Park

The oldest annual Easter Commemoration in the USA was organized by Sean Oglaigh na hEireann and Friends Of Irish Freedom. The event follows in the tradition of honoring the men and women who fought for Irish Freedom during the Easter Rising and after.

By JANE WALSH

Published Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:00 AM

Irish American nurse on how she got “Angel of Death” who killed 40 people to confess

In a new book, ‘The Good Nurse,’ by Charles Graeber, Irish American Amy Loughner tells the story of the long process of helping police put a former friend in jail in 2006.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Monday, April 22, 2013, 6:58 AM

The idea of a "Suspended Coffee" is spreading across Ireland - but what is it?

Just like random acts of kindness, crowd funding and paying it forward, "suspended coffee" is a small and cheap way of making a difference in the lives of other people.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:50 AM

Ulster sheep is left traumatised after three weeks under a hedge in snow drifts

A County Antrim farmer has revealed how a ewe trapped under a massive snow drift for three weeks has been left traumatised by the experience.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, April 22, 2013, 6:59 AM

Lansdowne Rugby edged in the Poconos - visitors lose a tight one by 13-12

Last weekend, Wilkes Barre fought past visiting Lansdowne in a competitive battle. Early in the match, Lansdowne demonstrated some good control.

By ROB JOHNSTONE

Published Monday, April 22, 2013, 8:17 AM

Graeme McDowell wins the tartan jacket with play-off victory at Hilton Head

Ulsterman Graeme McDowell got back to winning ways at Hilton Head on Sunday as he battled to a play-off win over fellow US Open champion Webb Simpson in the RBC Heritage tournament.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, April 22, 2013, 7:26 AM

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