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Breezy Point still a ghost town six months after the Hurricane Sandy catastrophe hit New York

Six months after Hurricane Sandy slammed the Irish enclave of Breezy Point in New York, 2,400 out of 2,800 families have not returned to their homes.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Monday, April 29, 2013, 7:09 AM

James Bond, aka Pierce Brosnan, turns totally against violent movies and guns

Saying, “The gun law in America is absolutely crazy and out of control,” James Bond, AKA Irishman Pierce Brosnan, has turned against violence and thinks society is being deeply damaged by violence in films and video games.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, April 29, 2013, 7:17 AM

Irish redheads owe their unique coloring to a lack of sunlight says new research

Irish redheads can thank a lack of sunlight for the look that has made them so distinctive according to new DNA research.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, April 29, 2013, 7:29 AM

Billionaire Bill Gates was major bondholder in bailed-out Irish banks

Microsoft founder Bill Gates was a major bondholder, with €27m ($34.6) in bonds at the end of 2006, in Irish banks which were bailed out by taxpayers after the financial collapse.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, April 29, 2013, 7:52 AM

Church of Ireland archdeacon turns down Bishop post in light of publicity surrounding affair

A leading Church of Ireland cleric has turned down the job as Bishop of Meath and Kildare just days before his ordination – after admitting to an affair with a married woman on the eve of his own wedding.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, April 29, 2013, 8:08 AM

Irish pilots at risk from aliens, claims UFO expert

Ireland is a "hotspot" for alien activity and many Irish pilots have risked death to avoid colliding into extraterrestrial spacecraft, according to UFO experts.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, April 29, 2013, 7:50 AM

A family to be proud of - Dubliner Johnny O’Callaghan star of 'Who’s Your Daddy' at the Irish Rep

Dubliner Johnny O'Callaghan is a successful LA-based actor, psychologist and adoptive dad. This week he’s at the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York starring in his hilarious and uplifting one man show about his epic struggle to adopt a Ugandan orphan.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Monday, April 29, 2013, 7:35 AM

Ireland’s exports break $20.7 million for the first time - growth of 20 percent

Enterprise Ireland client companies achieved record exports in 2012, breaking €16 billion for the first time, up from €15.2 billion in 2011. The outstanding geographical performance came from the U.S., where exports grew by 20 percent.

By Irish Voice Reporters

Published Monday, April 29, 2013, 7:34 AM

Ireland’s oldest stock broking firm says country remains economically vulnerable

Ireland should apply for a precautionary aid program as part of its bailout exit strategy, Goodbody Stockbrokers said this week.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Monday, April 29, 2013, 7:34 AM

Irish emigrants in Australia seek charity - “unrealistic” view of life Down Under

The Claddagh Association Inc., a charity set up to assist Irish emigrants in western Australia, is recognizing the fact and warning Ireland that a recent influx of unprepared and subsequently homeless emigrants has been noted in Perth.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Monday, April 29, 2013, 7:33 AM

New York judge gives green light for Irish smartphone app to hail yellow cabs

The lawsuit aiming to overturn New York City’s December decision to allow a pilot program for smartphone apps that enable users to hail taxis has been dismissed.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Monday, April 29, 2013, 7:33 AM

Rex Ryan and Jets add defensive weapons in first round of NFL draft

The newly John Idzik managed Jets focus for the 2013 draft is on top talent available after first round selections of cornerback Dee Milliner and defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Monday, April 29, 2013, 7:39 AM

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