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Leading Irish American philanthropist arrested for embezzlement of $1million from his charity

Dan Doyle, 64, an Irish American who was deeply involved in peace process work in Northern Ireland and who played a leading role in fundraising for the national basketball stadium in Dublin, has been arrested in the U.S. on charges of embezzling $1 million from his charity.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:10 AM

Cardinal Brady says threat to excommunicate politicians who vote in favor of abortion remains

Irish politicians who vote in favor of abortion in proposed changes to legislation have been threatened with excommunication from the Catholic Church.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:22 AM

Irish woman Rosanna Davison to be first Miss World to pose naked for American Playboy

Irish model Rosanna Davison, daughter of crooner Chris de Burgh is set to make history as the first Miss World to appear naked in the US edition of Playboy.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:27 AM

Enda Kenny reminds Church that Ireland is governed by the constitution and the people

Ireland’s Prime Minister Enda Kenny has responded to threats from the Catholic Church over the abortion debate – and reminded Cardinal Sean Brady that he has a duty to legislate for limited abortion.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:39 AM

Vatican reportedly tells Cardinal Keith O'Brien to leave Scotland

The Vatican has ordered Cardinal Keith O'Brien to leave Scotland.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:14 AM

Northern Ireland’s first Catholic and Protestant school granted planning approval in Omagh

The planning approval has been granted for Northern Ireland’s first ever shared campus for Catholics and Protestants. Stormont's power-sharing government announced plans to reform former Lisanelly and St Lucia Army barracks in Omagh, Co. Tyrone to hold six integrated schools.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Sunday, May 5, 2013, 9:48 AM

Irish cameraman claims Israeli army shot him in Palestine

A Galway man taping a protest in Salad, a Palestinian village in the occupied West Bank, says the Israeli army shot him.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Sunday, May 5, 2013, 9:40 AM

President Michael D Higgins defends statements against austerity policy

Ireland’s President, Michael D Higgins, has spoken out against accusations that his comments on the austerity policy imposed by Europe went beyond the constitutional remit of his office.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:56 AM

Irish population could top pre-Famine levels - estimated to reach 6.7 million by 2046

A new report from the Central Statistics Office shows Ireland may be on pace to reach and pass the population total from before the Great Famine by the year 2046.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:45 AM

US Marshals given details of suspect in Detective Garda Adrian Donohoe case

The US Marshals Service has received details of one of the suspects in the murder of Adrian Donohoe, the Garda detective who was murdered outside a credit union in County Louth in January.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:52 AM

Letter that betrayed Irish revolutionary Michael Collins sells at auction for $5,000

A letter from a former friend of rebel leader Michael Collins sold at auction on April 30, 2013 for $5,000. In the letter Collins’ former friend offered to betray Collins to the English in the beginning of the Irish War for Independence.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Monday, May 6, 2013, 7:45 AM

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