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Ulster says no to gay marriage in split vote along sectarian lines

Gay marriage has been defeated in Northern Ireland following a block vote of major Unionist parties against it.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:04 AM

Irish community rallies behind Boston bombing victims as little Irish dancer struggles to recover

The Irish community in New York stepped out to support Jane Richard, the seven-year-old from Dorchester who lost a leg in the Boston marathon bombings. The April 12th terrorist attack also claimed the life of her eight-year-old brother Martin and seriously injured her mother Denise. Motivated Irish dancers Joe Harrison and Catherine Ternes started to organize By KELLY DONOHUE and IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:13 AM

NBA gay star Jason Collins credits Joe Kennedy III with helping him come out - VIDEO

Jason Collins, who made history this week by becoming the first pro sportsman to come out as gay, has credited Congressman Joe Kennedy III for helping him to make his historic decision.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:20 AM

Boston confronts Infowars conspiracy nuts over 'false flag' claim

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 8:18 AM

One person arrested per week on suspicion of terrorism in Ireland – VIDEO

Police in Ireland have arrested more than one person a week in connection with terrorism related activities, new figures claim.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 8:02 AM

Sarah Palin slams Obama and attendees of White House correspondents dinner on Twitter

Sarah Palin is finished with courting the media, who are continually sniping that her political career is likewise finished.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:55 AM

Irish American councilman nabbed for NYC majoral bribery scam in more hot water over affair with intern

Dan Halloran, the Irish American city councilman currently under indictment in an alleged plot to rig the mayoral race, may lose his seat thanks to an unrelated indiscretion.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:59 AM

Former Catholic Priest Bill Carney arrested in Britain accused of 32 counts of pedophilia

Nearly 30 years after he was originally convicted, former priest Bill Carney has finally been arrested in London.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:52 AM

Buying a life in America and your U.S. citizenship - for a $500,000 price tag

Although some say money cannot buy you happiness, it can put you on a path to U.S. citizenship for a price tag of $500,000.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 8:17 AM

Hundreds of Irish heirs to unclaimed British inheritance - Treasury list shows estates worth millions

Hundreds of Irish people stand to inherit millions of British pounds according to the British Treasury, which keeps a list of unclaimed estates.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 7:31 AM

Government pumps cash into Enniskillen makeover ahead of international leaders’ visit for G8 Summit

Almost $362,000 will be spent on renovating Enniskillen. Co. Fermanagh. The money will be spent on making the town “brighter and more vibrant” through a painting and signage scheme and to give marketing training to store owners.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 8:13 AM

Joe Schmidt replaces Declan Kidney as Ireland's new rugby coach

Schmidt will join the Irish Rugby Football Union (IRFU) on 1st July on a contract that will see him lead Ireland until after the 2016 RBS Six Nations.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, April 29, 2013, 8:23 AM

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