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Bishop arrested on drink-driving charge after hit and run and fleeing accident scene

A Massachusetts bishop has apologized after he was arrested for drink-driving following a hit and run accident in Rhode Island.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7:23 AM

Scandal school Penn State expected to play University of Central Florida in Dublin in 2014

Scandal-ridden Penn State and the University of Central Florida who have a controversial coach are working at closing a deal to open the 2014 college football season in Dublin, Ireland.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7:17 AM

The Gathering proving a huge success for Irish tourism say experts

Fáilte Ireland, the National Tourism Development Authority of Ireland, have found that the St Patrick’s Day Festival of 2013 had twice the economic impact of the same event in 2010.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7:09 AM

Mothers’ tears as their kids leave Ireland behind

Over 1,000 young Irish are leaving the country every week.Behind that bald statistic is a sad reality as families are split apart and children leave, perhaps never to return permanently again.

By MOLLY MULDOON

Published Wednesday, March 9, 2011, 8:35 AM

Police chief sees no end to dissident republican violence in Northern Ireland

Assistant Chief Constable Drew Harris, head of the Police Service of Northern Ireland's (PSNI) Crime Operations, has told the press that it's 'difficult to see an end' to the threat of dissident republican violence.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7:56 AM

NYPD cops plan fundraiser for Richard Donohue - Boston MBTA cop injured in Tsarnaev shoot out

Members of the NYPD are planning a fundraiser for MBTA police officer Richard ‘Dick’ Donohue, 33, who was injured in the shootout with the Boston Marathon bombing suspects, Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7:47 AM

Hillary Clinton and Joe Biden could go head to head in Presidential Race 2016 – VIDEO

Democrats may witness a ‘face-off’ between Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden in the 2016 presidential election, according to former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 7:30 AM

Gabrielle Giffords received the 2013 Profile in Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Library

Former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords received the 2013 Profile in Courage award at the John F. Kennedy Library on May 5, 2013.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 8:13 AM

Rush Limbaugh could leave WABC radio after Sandra Fluke backlash as ad revenue drops - VIDEO

Rush Limbaugh is over the Sandra Fluke affair, but his WABC radio station may not be. Sagging ad revenues and internal disputes are reportedly causing friction between the portly pundit and his longstanding distributor Cumulus Media.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 8:10 AM

White supremacist pleads guilty to murder of cellmate sex offender buddy in gang ritual

A white supremacist in north California has been convicted of killing a child molester, his former prison cellmate and roommate.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 8:00 AM

New Irish festival GaelFest to showcase music, dance, sports, arts and literature

On Saturday, June 1st 2013, Claddagh na nGael will present a brand new festival, GaelFest, celebrating traditional Irish culture in all its varied forms and expressions.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 8:20 AM

Republic of Ireland to play rugby World Cup game against Italy at Olympic Stadium in London

Ireland will play four Pool D games throughout September and October at Olympic, Millenium, and Wembley stadiums

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Monday, May 6, 2013, 8:57 AM

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