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Daniel Day-Lewis recounts family trauma as he makes impassioned plea for hospice care at Ireland Fund Gala

Three-time Oscar winner Daniel Day-Lewis made a surprise appearance at the American Ireland Fund dinner in New York, where he made an impassioned plea for funding for the Wicklow Hospice near where he lives in Ireland.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:22 AM

Jane Richard, Irish dancer injured in Boston Marathon, undergoes 11th leg surgery

Jane Richard, the 7-year-old Irish dancer whose leg was amputated following the Boston Marathon attacks, is continuing to recover after undergoing her 11th surgery.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, May 10, 2013, 6:56 AM

Donegal pals, a dog and a dolphin, featured on National Geographic documentary - VIDEO

Published Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:33 AM

Irish nanny will remain in prison ahead of murder trial in Boston next April

The trial of Irish nanny Aisling McCarthy Brady, charged with the murder and assault of one-year-old Rehma Sabir, has been set for April 7, 2014. The County Cavan native, who is being held on $500,000 bail, will remain in prison until trial.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 10, 2013, 8:03 AM

Pope Francis calls on Catholic nuns to be fruitful spiritual mothers rather than ‘old maids’

This week Pope Francis raised eyebrows around the world when he told a group of 800 visiting nuns they must be spiritual mothers and not 'old maids.'

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 10, 2013, 8:06 AM

New York firefighter receives massive utility bill for home that was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy

Families in the Hurricane Sandy devastated areas of Breezy Point in Queens, NY have continued receiving utility bills for their homes which no longer exist.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:42 AM

Catholic nun among three convicted of break-in to U.S. defense nuclear bomb facility – VIDEO

An elderly Catholic nun is among the three people convicted for damage they caused when they broke into a defense facility where enriched uranium for nuclear bombs is stored.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 10, 2013, 8:18 AM

Australian soup kitchen says it can’t afford to feed Irish backpackers

A soup kitchen in Perth is saying it simply cannot afford to continue feeding tourists and backpackers who have fallen on hard luck while traveling down under.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:41 AM

Politicians on all sides begin planning for a shared future in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s First Minister Peter Robinson and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness announced on Thursday May 9 that they anticipate all the peace walls in Northern Ireland to be taken down over the next decade.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, May 10, 2013, 7:40 AM

Green light for Baz Luhrmann’s opulent vision of F Scott Fitzgerald’s 'The Great Gatsby' - VIDEO

Certain to passionately divide the critics when it opens on Friday, director Baz Luhrmann’s opulent vision of The Great Gatsby brings Irish American writer F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel to the big screen, this time in 3D.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Friday, May 10, 2013, 6:58 AM

‘Irish Gathering’ honors Great Hunger in Rochester NY - key note address by historian Christine Kinealy

St. John Fisher College, in Rochester, NY will host an Irish famine remembrance event called ‘A Rochester Irish Gathering’ beginning at 10 a.m. on Sunday May 19.

By JANE WALSH

Published Friday, May 10, 2013, 8:25 AM

British and Irish chiefs say Rory McIlroy’s Olympic choice is entirely up to him

Officials from both Ireland and Britain have spoke out about Rory McIlroy’s awaited Olympic choice and explained the young golfer has total freedom in his decision.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Friday, May 10, 2013, 8:26 AM

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