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‘Lucky Guy’ Tom Hanks evokes Irish America’s heyday in tabloid journalism - A Broadway play that celebrates and mourns an Irish era in its glory days - VIDEO

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:03 AM

Duke of Kent lays wreath at 1916 Easter Rising plot during Irish visit

Prince Edward, the Duke of Kent laid a wreath at the Sigerson Memorial at Glasnevin Cemetery in Dublin on Wednesday.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:22 AM

Battling to stay in America does not dim the bright lights of Manhattan for me

There’s something about hauling an abandoned wooden chair through the back streets of Woodside, Queens, in the middle of the night that makes me feel like I should be wearing a balaclava and my best hoody.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:20 AM

Opposition party Fianna Fail says no to further austerity measure for Irish economy

Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin has signaled that his party will no longer support the type of austerity measures that have marked budgetary policy over the past five years.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:34 AM

Irish American charged with drugging and raping Columbia student at Ritz-Carlton in NYC

Sean Ahearn, 27, is accused of drugging and raping a Columbia University dental student after the two agreed to meet at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in New York City.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:50 AM

Australian man pleads not guilty to murder of Irish backpacker - stomped on heads of victims

The Australian man accused of murdering an Irish backpacker, in St Kilda, Melbourne, has pled not guilty.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:45 AM

Police arrest three 19-year-olds who covered tracks of Tsarnaev brothers, alleged Boston bombers

Boston police have arrested three 19-year-olds who they believed disposed of materials following the Boston Marathon attacks covering the tracks of the Tsarnaev brothers.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:54 AM

‘House of Horrors’ investigated - child abuse ring in Dublin led by police saw 50-years of sexual abuse

Investigations into the Dalkey “house of horrors” case have been reopened and will examine claims that a paedophile ring, led by Gardai, used their influence to hinder scrutiny of their activities.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013, 8:07 AM

The Irish shine at Tribeca Film Festival - 'Byzantium', 'What Richard Did' and 'Run and Jump' reviewed

Three exciting new Irish films had the Tribeca Film Festival crowds buzzing. 'What Richard Did' is an intense fictional telling of an all too real story about a deadly assault in Dublin. Also screened was Irish director Neil Jordan’s 'Byzantium,' with Saoirse Ronan as a 200-year-old teenage vampire. 'Run and Jump,' one of the most distinctive new Irish films about love and marriage seen in years, also made a big impression. Cahir O'Doherty reviews the three films and talks to the award winning Irish director Lenny Abrahamson.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013, 8:19 AM

Bill O’Reilly tells guest to ‘shut up’ in dispute over Boston bombers’ welfare payments - VIDEO

‘The O’Reilly Factor’ host Bill O’Reilly is never one to stay calm when his opinion is threatened. In a discussion with radio host Alan Colmes about the Tsarnaev family having received welfare while living in the US, O’Reilly told Colmes to “shut up.”

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013, 7:41 AM

Parts of Ireland experienced coldest April in 24-years as cold snap continues

Northern and Western parts of Ireland experienced the coldest April in 24 years, new figures show, as the country’s cold snap continues.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 2, 2013, 8:00 AM

Irish contender arrives in U.S. for Kentucky Derby on Saturday

Irish contender Lines of Battle trained by maestro Aidan O’Brien will be the only foreign challenger in the Kentucky Derby on Saturday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2013, 9:38 AM

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