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Chaos and utter confusion - emergency room medicine Irish style

It’s often been said that Ireland is one of the worst places to get sick, and APRIL DREW can attest to that fact thanks to first hand experience.

By APRIL DREW

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 7:24 AM

Massachusetts bishop pleads not guilty to DUI hit and run and asks for forgiveness - VIDEOS

Worcester Bishop Robert McManus (61) has pleaded not guilty to driving drunk in Rhode Island. The Catholic bishop arrested for hit and run accident and driving under the influence was released on bail of $1,000.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 7:27 AM

Hollywood film legend Maureen O'Hara won’t return to live in Ireland

Irish born Hollywood screen icon Maureen O’Hara has decided to remain living in the U.S.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 7:30 AM

New Bishop of Kildare chimes in on abortion row - praises Knock pro-life demonstration

Father Denis Nulty, 49, from Slane in County Meath, has just been picked by Pope Francis to become Ireland's newest and youngest bishop and already he has used his appointment to weigh in on the new Irish abortion bill controversy.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:03 AM

Joe Biden seeks support from religious leaders to continue to push for gun control

Vice President Joe Biden has appealed to leaders across the faith community to keep pressure on lawmakers to support background checks for those ordering guns in the United States.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:15 AM

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino pays tribute to Irish who helped in bombing aftermath

Boston Mayor Thomas Menino paid a special tribute to the Irish who helped in the aftermath of last month’s marathon bombings, in which three people were killed and over 260 injured.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:06 AM

Irish soldiers who fought Hitler are finally issued State pardon

Irish Army soldiers who deserted to fight Hitler with the Allies are to receive a state pardon on Tuesday afternoon.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:11 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

Witnesses suggest Boston cop Richard Donohoue was shot by 'friendly fire' in Tsarnaev shootout

Eyewitness accounts are suggesting that Transit Police Officer Richard H. Donohue Junior, who was shot and nearly killed in Watertown, Massachusetts on April 19 may have been hit by a fellow officer.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 7:49 AM

Ireland beats U.S. in ranking for best place for mothers to give birth

Ireland has been ranked as the 20th best place to give birth, ahead of the U.S., which came in at 30th.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 7:35 AM

Dublin born Dallas Bishop Kevin J. Farrell leads March for immigration reform - VIDEO

An Irish Catholic Bishop addressed thousands of marchers in Dallas on Sunday, who came out to show their support for comprehensive immigration reform.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:00 AM

Leitrim take a bite out of the Big Apple at New York's Gaelic Park

The hope that’s springs eternal for New York was stamped out most viciously, on the scoreboard at least by a Leitrim side that was not in the least feeling sympathy for an over matched opponent.

By EUGENE KYNE

Published Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 9:58 AM

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