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Irish Muslim radical says Americans should be grateful more people didn’t die in Boston

An Irish Muslim who once threatened to kill Barack Obama has refused to condemn the Boston bombers and claimed they gave Americans ‘a taste of their own medicine’.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, April 28, 2013, 7:36 AM

No ambassador to Ireland chosen is raising questions among Irish Americans - Failure to fill post six months after election seen as strange

Published Sunday, April 28, 2013, 7:33 AM

Bleeding Dubliners (Dubs) speak a language all of their own

Dublin slang is a language all of its own -- and famous worldwide. Here are some choice examples.

By JAMES O'GARA

Published Sunday, April 28, 2013, 8:02 AM

Irish emigration levels reached highest level in a decade in 2012

An estimated 63,000 people left Ireland in 2012, the highest level of emigration in almost a decade.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Sunday, April 28, 2013, 8:15 AM

Enda Kenny believes historic abortion legislation will soon be passed by Irish government

Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny said on Tuesday that, although he couldn’t be definite, he was confident the government would have abortion legislation enacted before the summer recess.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Sunday, April 28, 2013, 12:44 AM

Stop the immigration fearmongering following the Tsarnaev brother’s bombing of Boston

The latest fear mongering over immigration comes hot on the heels of the Boston bombing and shootout carried out by two brothers who came to America as kids.

By Irish Voice Editorial

Published Sunday, April 28, 2013, 12:44 AM

Dublin archbishop tells Fordham University audience laity is key to Irish church's renewal

Admitting that Ireland has become a 'post Catholic' nation, Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin told a New York audience that the renewal of the Church depends on an effort by the laity to overcome clericalism and witness the Christian message in a secular society themselves.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITER

Published Saturday, April 27, 2013, 10:08 AM

Chilling photo shows Irish racer finish Boston Marathon as Dzhokhar Tsarnaev looks on from the crowd

A photograph that shows Irishman Martin Kelledy finishing the Boston Marathon - with one of the two men who allegedly bombed the race clearly pictured behind him - startled the Irish runner when it was published this week.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, April 28, 2013, 12:40 AM

The fascinating tale of ordinary life at 16 Moore Street during the 1916 Rising

The aftermath of Easter Week 1916 – In a silence broken by sniper fire, Annie O’Flanagan stood in an upstairs room of No. 16 Moore Street.

By BARRY KENNERK

Published Sunday, April 28, 2013, 7:05 AM

The Irish Homecoming - Motherhood and a booming business career takes its toll but the bright side wins through

Hello New York. It’s been a busy few weeks in Ireland. Since I wrote my last column we’ve been to two christenings, a confirmation, and two birthday parties.

By APRIL DREW

Published Sunday, April 28, 2013, 12:38 AM

Hollywood legend Gene Kelly was proud of Irish passport, widow tells Dublin crowd

A screening of “Singin' in the Rain” with a live performance of the orchestral score is to be held on April 27th at the National Concert Hall in Dublin as part of RTE’s “Ireland at the Movies” initiative which celebrates the influence of Ireland on Hollywood and the big screen.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Saturday, April 27, 2013, 10:20 AM

Heavyweight Tyson Fury the entertainer grinds out win against Steve Cunningham

Heavyweight Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KOs) survived a second round knockdown to defeat Steve Cunningham (25-6, 12 KOs) by seventh round knockout on Saturday afternoon at the Theater in Madison Square Garden.

By DECLAN O'KELLY

Published Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8:11 AM

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