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Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan’s flying feat remembered 75 years later - VIDEO

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Douglas “Wrong Way” Corrigan’s infamous flight to Ireland.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, April 27, 2013, 7:04 AM

Boston, New York, Kansas fundraising efforts for little Irish dancer who lost leg

The suffering imposed on the Richard family of Dorchester has struck a chord with millions of Americans. Eight-year-old Martin Richard was killed in the blast, and his seven-year-old sister Jane lost her leg, while their mother Denise suffered a head injury. Jane is an Irish step dancer at the Clifton Academy of Irish Dance in Milton.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, April 27, 2013, 7:34 AM

British government offered to end hunger strikes in 1981 in return for IRA ceasefire

British state papers just released claim that Margaret Thatcher’s government offered to end the hunger strikes in return for an IRA ceasefire in 1981 – and the IRA was close to agreement.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, April 27, 2013, 7:51 AM

Fungi is a Brit claims expert as Dingle celebrates 30 years with famous dolphin

Kerry’s biggest tourist attraction is a Brit – a marine expert claims Fungi escaped from a British dolphinarium in the 1980s.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:44 AM

Prime Minister Enda Kenny rules out abortion referendum in Ireland

Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny has ruled out a fresh referendum on the abortion debate.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:56 AM

Children’s Hospital surgeon talks of horror of treating “really badly hurt” kids after Boston bombing

An Irish American surgeon who worked at the hospital emergency room where children were rushed to after the Boston Marathon bombing has spoken of the harrowing experience.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:37 AM

Immigrants twice as likely to start a business as native-born Americans

A new report shows that immigrants are nearly twice as likely to start businesses as native born Americans.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:55 AM

Heroic Heffernan family hope to build ‘Liam’s Lodge’ respite care home for kids

Tony and Mary Heffernan are in a bid to open ‘Liam’s Lodge,’ Ireland’s first respite home for children who suffer from a range of conditions from debilitating disorders to life limiting conditions.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:55 AM

Charlie Haughey sat on Queen Victoria’s throne after visit by Margaret Thatcher

Charlie Haughey once jumped on a throne occupied by Queen Victoria and those present to kneel before him.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, April 27, 2013, 8:22 AM

Report shows 13 dolphins died entangled in fishing gear off County Mayo

A postmortem investigation has revealed that 13 dolphins died by being caught up in fishing trawler nets of the west coast of Ireland.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, April 27, 2013, 12:54 AM

Irish Americans have no real clue about Ireland - top ten reasons they get a bad name

My American friends always tell me how they love Ireland. But when I stayed in Chicago in the 1990s they described an Ireland I never knew existed, On a recent visit back there is seemed little has changed.

By JAMES FARRELL

Published Friday, April 26, 2013, 4:49 PM

‘God Save the Queen’ axed - no British national anthem for Irish Cup Final

The UK National Anthem will not be sang in the May 4th decider between Cliftonville and Glentoran at Windsor Park.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, April 26, 2013, 8:34 AM

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