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Irish lobby gear up for visa battle in bid to make undocumented Irish legal in U.S.

As the Senate Judiciary Committee kicks off what is expected to be a lengthy process of debating and amending the immigration bill on Thursday, the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform (ILIR), the group dedicated to creating a new legal pathway for the Irish in America, is gearing up for a major battle.


Published Thursday, May 9, 2013, 6:54 AM

Century Ireland set to bring 100 years of history alive with photos, artefacts and social media

A new virtual newspaper which charts some of the most momentous periods in Irish history has gone live.


Published Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:06 AM

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Published Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:00 AM

When the Catholic Church dosen’t know best - Ireland’s abortion law reform

The abortion bill being proposed by the Irish government is the best that can be achieved on this incredibly difficult issue.

By Irish Voice Editorial

Published Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:57 AM

Irish travelers jailed for 13 years in the UK for forcing vulnerable men to work as 'slaves'

An Irish traveler father and son who forced vulnerable men to be their slaves were sentenced to 13 years in prison on Wednesday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:55 AM

Irish American Columbia student accused of rape claims it was a setup

Sean Ahearn, the 27 year old who was accused of raping a Columbia graduate student, is now saying that he and the victim shared breakfast the morning after the reported incident, and that he has been set up.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:52 AM

Irish professor fighting for the 'right to die' slammed Enda Kenny and Irish judiciary system

Terminally ill Marie Fleming, who lost a legal battle to be given assisted suicide earlier this month, has criticized Taoiseach Enda Kenny and the judiciary for leaving her in a terrible limbo.


Published Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:22 AM

If nobody's happy, it's working – the abortion debate and Irish politics of stalemate

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:33 AM

Irish coastguard could lead search for NASA post International Space Station and Moon missions

The Irish coastguard could lead search and rescue operations for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), in the North Atlantic Ocean, in 2016, when manned vehicle missions to the Moon and the International Space Station have recommenced.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:47 AM

Three white-tailed eagles born in County Clare - first births of endangered birds in 100 years

A project which began in Killarney National Park in 2007 aims to re-introduce white-tailed eagles to Ireland after a 100 year absence and has reached success with the birth of three eaglets in the past week.


Published Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:44 AM

Annual Irish Famine Commemoration held in Co. Clare - VIDEO

The annual National Famine Commemoration is being held in Kilrush, Co Clare on Sunday, May 12, 2013. The town has been hosting related events throughout the week.


Published Thursday, May 9, 2013, 8:26 AM

Irish Gaelic Player Association group head back to Breezy Point to aid Hurricane Sandy recovery

Building on the visit of the Irish-based Gaelic Players Association (GPA) to Breezy Point earlier this year, when stars of Ireland's Gaelic games helped with the recovery and reconstruction effort after Hurricane Sandy, the GPA is hosting the Breezy Gaelic Sports Team Building Day on Saturday, June 8.

By Irish Voice Reporters

Published Thursday, May 9, 2013, 7:21 AM

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