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U.S. anti-abortion groups demand Enda Kenny be disinvited as Boston College commencement speaker

Anti-abortion Catholic activists in the U.S are being asked to target Boston College (BC) and try to stop Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as commencement speaker at the Jesuit-run Boston College on May 20.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Sunday, May 5, 2013, 7:24 AM

Discovery of 20-year long rainfall in Ireland in 2345 BC revealed

While many would say it rains quite a lot in Ireland now, new evidence has found that the Emerald Isle had to endure 20 years of non-stop rain back in 2345 BC - just around the time of Noah's Biblical flood.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Sunday, May 5, 2013, 7:46 AM

Irish American man defends family from deranged brown bear

While bird watching in Alaska with his wife Laura and their three children, Toby Burke was suddenly forced to stand toe-to-toe with a brown bear to protect his family.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Sunday, May 5, 2013, 8:18 AM

Michelle Obama to be warmly received by the village of Moneygall

Michelle Obama has been promised another Cead Mile Failte when she returns to the Offaly village of Moneygall next month.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, May 5, 2013, 7:38 AM

Fine Gael party chairman compares anti-abortion extremists to Ku Klux Klan

Fine Gael party chairman Charlie Flanagan has compared anti-abortion extremists to the Ku Klux Klan is response to Fine Gael TDs being personally targeted by the campaigners.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Sunday, May 5, 2013, 8:08 AM

US Marine arrested for murder of Northern Irish police officer in the Philippines

Timothy Noah Kaufman, a marine combat veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, was taken into custody on Wednesday 24 April in connection with the killing of a former Northern Ireland police officer and his girlfriend in 2011.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Sunday, May 5, 2013, 12:51 AM

Dissident Republican Brian Shivers cleared of murdering two British soldiers at Massereene barracks

A Derry man who was originally convicted of the murder two British soldiers outside an army barracks in Northern Ireland, walked free from court on Thursday, after being acquitted in a retrial.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Saturday, May 4, 2013, 10:04 AM

Catholic Church outraged by female student’s “Naked Pope” costume at CMU - VIDEO

The president of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has apologized to the Catholic Diocese in Pittsburgh who were gravely offended by a female student who dressed up as a “Naked Pope”, while passing out condoms at the annual art school parade.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, May 5, 2013, 7:06 AM

Irish government endorses investigation into RMS Lusitania torpedoed by German U-boat off Cork

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan has come to an agreement with US businessman Gregg Bemis to allow an investigation at the site of the RMS Lusitania wreckage 13 miles off the coast of Cork.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Sunday, May 5, 2013, 12:50 AM

Memorial for Irish war heroes who died in Korean War erected in Seoul

A memorial for the 159 Irish people who died during the Korean war, was unveiled at the War Memorial of Korea in Seoul on Thursday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, May 5, 2013, 12:50 AM

High King singer songwriter Darren Holden promotes The Gathering for his home county Killkenny

Irish men, like prophets, are rarely ever recognized in their hometown, but that’s not the case for the High Kings singer-songwriter Darren Holden. Recently Holden was invited to become an ambassador for his home county of Co. Kilkenny for The Gathering, a yearlong initiative to encourage tourists to visit Ireland.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Sunday, May 5, 2013, 12:49 AM

Caroline Wozniacki sends birthday greetings to Rory McIlroy on Twitter as he makes move in North Carolina

Caroline Wozniacki has sent a romantic birthday greeting to boyfriend Rory McIlroy on Twitter – as he makes a move for a first win of the season at Quail Hollow.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, May 4, 2013, 9:23 AM

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