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Irish government bill will allow abortion in limited circumstances in Ireland

The Irish government will seek to allow abortion in limited circumstances in Ireland when the life of the mother is in danger or when she is suicidal.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:09 AM

Will Ireland ever be good again asks a returned emigrant

It's now a little over a year back in Dublin for me, since the end of a year living in New York. Initial feelings of emptiness and despair at having to say goodbye to a life, and place, I came to love have subsided, if not disappeared.

By EOIN BRENNAN

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:14 AM

James Watson, DNA discoverer says Irish downfall is not alcohol but ignorance

James Watson, 85, one half of the legendary Watson and Crick pairing who discovered the structure of DNA, made the front pages this week, but not for a new discovery, instead he caused uproar when he savaged Irish intellects.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:18 AM

Pilot confirms Irish experts reports - says he came dangerously close to crashing into UFO

UFO and Paranormal Research Ireland have had their claims about Irish UFO hotspots backed by an incident involving a pilot coming within 300 feet of and nearly hitting an unidentified flying object.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:55 AM

Ireland leads international study in groundbreaking Alzheimers drug trial

An 18-month human drug trial, which may be groundbreaking for sufferers of Alzheimer’s disease, will begin this May, 2013.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:48 AM

Man pleads not guilty to $5.2 million arson attack on Catholic Church - he believed he was ‘God Almighty’

A homeless man in Dublin has pleaded not guilty, by reason of insanity, to the charge of arson of a Catholic Church at Christmas, causing $5.2 million (€4m) in damages.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 8:02 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 woman on the eve of his own wedding.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

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

Irish woman withdraws guilty plea on child porn charges

Tanya Mulryan of Foynes Court, Longford originally pleaded guilty to child porngrahpy charges but is now seeking to change her plea to not guilty.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 8:07 AM

Joe Biden offers to rip off Lindsey Graham’s skin and finds John McCain frustrating - but in a good way

Senator Lindsey Graham got an endorsement this week he can do without, from no less than the Vice President Joe Biden.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:32 AM

Mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn says Jason Collins Will 'literally save lives' by coming out - VIDEO

New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn, who is in a race to become the city's first openly gay mayor, hailed the country’s first pro basketball athlete for coming out on Monday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:26 AM

Brooklyn diocese launches 'hipster' Jesus ad campaign - claims Christ was 'The original hipster'

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Brooklyn has unveiled a new ad campaign which describes Jesus as the “original hipster” in a bid to attract new parishioners.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 7:38 AM

Big Ten creates challenges to Notre Dame, Purdue schedules

The Big Ten’s move to a geographically based division set-up starting in 2014 and a nine-game conference schedule beginning in 2016 will disrupt Purdue’s long standing rivalry with Notre Dame.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Tuesday, April 30, 2013, 8:35 AM

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