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Suspected Irish cop killer is on the run in the U.S. say police - VIDEO

A suspected Irish cop killer has fled to the U.S. where he entered the country illegally, Irish police say.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:00 AM

Irish brothers tell of narrow escape in Boston bombing blitz

Two Irish brothers living in the Boston suburbs consider themselves lucky to be alive.

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:15 AM

UFO sighting in Cork - mysterious video sparks debate over glowing orbs in the sky - VIDEO

A three-minute video, captured on a cellphone in Cork, has started a debate on UFOs.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:09 AM

Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s ‘The Bible’ to be made into feature movie - VIDEO

There's no doubt that Roma Downey and Mark Burnett’s surprisingly controversial series The Bible is a hit.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 8:07 AM

Three years after Chicago baseball bat attack Nastasha McShane’s case gets September start date - VIDEO

A trial date for Heriberto Viramontes and Marcy Cruz, charged with the attack of County Armagh native Natasha McShane and her friend Stacy Jurich, has been set for September 9.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:29 AM

Irish Dancers rally for Jane Richard in New York and Boston

The Irish dance community around the country is rallying around Jane Richard, the seven-year-old budding Irish dancer who lost her leg in the Boston Marathon terror attacks and remains hospitalized in critical condition.

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 8:10 AM

Donegal serial sex attacker crashed victims wedding ruining bride's special day

The victim of a serial child sex abuser has spoken about how her wedding day was ruined when her attacker showed up as an unwelcome guest and refused to leave.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:40 AM

New study claims Irish are the most optimistic people in world

Irish people are the most optimistic people in the world, while people in Egypt and Lebanon are the least, a new study suggests.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:53 AM

Czech Republic forced to remind the Internet that Chechnya is a different country after Sarah Palin Boston bombings spoof

Growing alarm that Americans are confusing Chechnya with the Czech Republic has seen the Czech Embassy issuing an unprecedented statement

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 7:34 AM

‘Human shield’ created to protect Boston bombing victim’s funeral from Westboro Baptist protesters - VIDEO

The notoriously anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church's plan to protest the funeral of Krystle Campbell, the young woman killed in the Boston Marathon bombing, would have found the outrage they hoped to spark greatly diminished by local Teamsters.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 8:00 AM

‘Silver Linings Playbook’ star Bradley Cooper pays tribute to Boston bombings victims

Bradley Cooper – who is currently filming 'American Hustle in the city – was horrified by the tragedy which unfolded when bombs were set off near the finish line of the Boston marathon just over a week ago and he has since visited some of the injured people in hospital

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 8:18 AM

Boston GAA report: Kerry fail to take chances in Pat O’Brien Cup against Cork

Kerry failed to take their chances in the Pat O’Brien Cup in Boston on Sunday afternoon, going down to rivals Cork by a scoreline of Cork 1-7 to Kerry 0-3.

By CONNIE KELLY

Published Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 8:27 AM

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