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Boston cop’s heart stopped for 45 min - Irish American hero shot during chase expected to survive

The Boston police officer shot and wounded during a fierce gunfight with the Boston marathon bombing suspects lost all of his own blood and his heart stopped beating for a shocking 45 minutes before he was successfully resuscitated, his doctors say.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:04 AM

Boston College and Notre Dame game could be played in Ireland in 2015

The news that Boston College will play Notre Dame in 2015 has dramatically increased the chances that the game could go to Ireland.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:14 AM

New York police crackdown on anti-redhead mocking - Christine Quinn backs anti-bullying

New York Police Department (NYPD) sergeants and lieutenants have been spreading the message to cops “Don’t discriminate against carrot-top cops!”

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:20 AM

Leading Republican Paul Ryan comes out in favor of immigration reform despite Boston attacks

Former Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan has come out strongly in favor of immigration reform and says the Boston bombings have convinced him even more the system is broken.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:30 AM

Savita Halappanavar's father vows to sue Galway hospital after Indian dentist was denied abortion and died

The father of Savita Halappanavar has vowed he 'will definitely take legal action' against the Galway hospital where his daughter died.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:43 AM

2013 Rich List show number of Irish billionaires has doubled since economic crash

The number of billionaires in Ireland has almost doubled in recent years, according to the latest Sunday Times Rich List.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:36 AM

Gerry Adams denies trying to save his 'political skin' during brothers child abuse trial

During the trial of Liam Adams, Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams denied that he went to the police after nine years of child abuse allegations against his brother to save his political career.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:41 AM

Reflections on the Boston Marathon bombing - a glorious day shattered by surreal and pointless terrorism

On Monday, as I attended to household chores, the marathon was streaming in the background on one of the local stations with the sound off.

By SIOBHAN GALLAGHER

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:55 AM

Irish community in Boston urged to learn to love in the wake of bomb blast

During Sunday service, parishioners at St. Ann‘s church in Dorchester, where the family of Boston bombing victim Martin Richard attend, were urged to learn to love in the wake of the Boston bombings.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 7:50 AM

Tourism Ireland announces new Head of North America

Tourism Ireland has announced the appointment of Alison Metcalfe as its new Head of North America.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 8:24 AM

Bill O’Reilly and Ellen DeGeneres favorite TV personalities among Republicans

Quick, which two TV giants appeal most to Republican voters? If you said Bill O'Reilly you'd be right. If you said Ellen DeGeneres, believe it or not you would also be right.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 8:06 AM

Ireland Fund Young Leaders to honor CEO of the Gaelic Players Association Dessie Farrell

The Ireland Fund Young Leaders will host their Spring Party in Dublin on Friday, April 26, 2013 where they will honour, Dessie Farrell, CEO of the GPA with their 2013 Young Leader of the Year Award.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 8:31 AM

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