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Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley to boycott Enda Kenny visit in abortion row

Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley is to boycott Irish Prime minister Enda Kenny’s visit to Boston College over Ireland’s move to legislate for abortion.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 7:49 AM

New details on an Irish-born Black and Tan who was executed by British

On Tuesday 7th June 1921, three men were executed at Dublin’s Mountjoy Gaol. Executions of Republicans were almost commonplace during the Irish War of Independence [1919-21].

By DJ Kelly

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 7:10 AM

One in four people have a family member who has emigrated - over 300,000 Irish have left since 2011

One in four Irish people have had a close family member emigrate in the past four years, according to the latest survey.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 7:08 AM

Boston’s Cardinal O’Malley insults Irish in boycotting Irish leader Enda Kenny - Anger over cardinal’s move over abortion will win Kenny huge support in Ireland

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8:18 AM

Boston College defends choosing Irish PM Enda Kenny after criticism from Catholic group

A Boston College spokesman has been forced to defend and justify their selection of Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny as the commencement speaker after hearing criticism from Catholic groups over his stance on Ireland abortion law reform debate.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 7:08 AM

Former Irish PM Bruton attacks President’s calls for end to austerity as ‘immoral’

Former Irish Prime Minister John Bruton has attacked President Michael D Higgins’s call for an end to austerity – as he enjoys a near $200,000 state pension.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8:53 AM

President Obama plans trip to Belfast before G8 summit as anarchists plan protests

President Obama has announced he will visit Belfast, during his three-day trip to the United Kingdom and Germany surrounding the Group of Eight (G8) Summit, being held in County Fermanagh in June.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 8:41 AM

A burger joint and street in Tehran, Iran, pay homage to Irish hunger striker Bobby Sands

Unlikely as it may sound, two spots in Tehran, Iran pay homage to Bobby Sands, the IRA activist who died while hunger striking in the Maze Prison in Northern Ireland.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 7:12 AM

Change to 125-year-old Victorian law means Muslims can be buried with no coffin in Ireland

After expressed concerns from members of the Muslim community in Ireland, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan approved a change to the burial regulations established in 1888, which will allow human remains to be buried without a coffin.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 7:09 AM

“Dead Man Down” star Colin Farrell talks about his sweet relationship with Hollywood royalty Elizabeth Taylor

Colin Farrell’s movie Dead Man Down just opened in the U.K., and though it was a pretty colossal failure over here in March with just under $11 million in earnings, maybe it’ll pick up a few more bucks across the ocean to make that number a bit more respectable.

By Irish Voice Reporters

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 7:13 AM

Tom Hanks set to host New York Irish Rep Theater’s fundraiser

The Irish Repertory Theatre in New York has scored quite a coup for its annual gala fundraiser next month – two time Oscar winner Tom Hanks, currently starring in the Broadway megahit Lucky Guy, will act as host of the party.

By Irish Voice Reporters

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 7:13 AM

Allan Phelan wins by KO against James Small, Andy Lee to return to NYC

Featherweight Allan Phelan (2-2) knocked out James Small (0-4) in the second round of their fight at the Resorts Casino in Queens last Saturday. In doing so, the 21-year-old exorcised the ghost of his last performance at the same venue, where he lost a close split decision to Micah Branch in September.

By DECLAN O'KELLY

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 7:13 AM

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