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Off-duty firefighter rescues seven-year-old Irish dancer after Boston marathon bombing - VIDEO

A dramatic video shows the moment an off-duty firefighter came to the rescue of Boston bombing victim Jane Richard, 7.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:13 AM

Air Canada budget airline Rouge to begin year-round Dublin to Toronto flights

The seasonal summer service flights provided by Air Canada between Dublin and Toronto are now to be increased in a year-round service which will be provided by an low-cost offshoot of the Airline named Rouge.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:00 AM

Michael Collins' final minutes before his murder recalled by author

Journalist and author Colm Connolly sheds some light on the photograph of Michael Collins believed to have been taken just hours before his death.

By COLM CONNOLLY

Published Friday, April 26, 2013, 6:58 AM

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly says Boston bomber brothers planned to attack Times Square - VIDEO

In a press conference on April 25, 2013 New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said that information had been presented to them indicating that the Boston Marathon bombers had “spontaneously” planned to drive to Times Square with their unused six explosives.

By KERRY O'SHEA

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

Biographer insists Margaret Thatcher hated terrorists not Irish ‘liars’

In the wake of former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher’s death, Britain's former Northern Ireland secretary Peter Mandelson said the only thing Thatcher ever told him was that the Irish were “all liars” and not to be trusted.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:32 AM

U.S. ready to deport alleged killer of Irish cop Adrian Donohoe once tourist visa expires

American authorities are reportedly ready to deport the prime suspect in the murder of Garda detective Adrian Donohoe after his 90-day holiday visa in the U.S. expires.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:44 AM

Disgraced Jimmy Savile was 'sex mad' during 1970s Irish trip

Jimmy Savile, once the biggest star in the BBC's pop pantheon, was obsessed with sex and that fact came to light during his many visits to Ireland in the early Seventies.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:28 AM

Erin Cobra! Police catch snake loose on Mary Street in the heart of Dublin City

Dubliners were left shocked as a snake made its way up Mary Street in the capital – years after St Patrick banished his likes from Irish shores.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:51 AM

The rich and the rest - how Manhattan has come to resemble 19 century Ireland

Published Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 8:33 AM

TD claims One Direction heartthrob Niall Horan a Labour Party supporter

An Irish government politician has claimed One Direction star Niall Horan as a Labor Party supporter.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:04 AM

Former President Bill Clinton joins Twitter after taking Stephen Colbert’s advice - VIDEO

Former President Bill Clinton officially joined Twitter on Wednesday, sending his first tweets to his daughter Chelsea and TV host Stephen Colbert.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 26, 2013, 7:41 AM

Leinster boss Joe Schmidt expect to replace Declan Kidney as Irish rugby team head coach

The Irish Rugby Football Union are poised to announce that Joe Schmidt will succeed Declan Kidney as head coach. From New Zealand, Schmidt is currently calling the shots for Leinster and doing it well as his team captured a Heineken Cup in 2011 and 2012.

By MATT KEOUGH

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

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