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Cardinal Sean O’Malley reneged on Boston College commencement deal say Irish sources - Irish government said to be furious over statement condemning Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny

Published Sunday, May 12, 2013, 7:48 AM

Hidden visas for Ireland and many other countries in new immigration bill

Several countries, including Ireland, are seeking hidden visa programs for themselves in the new immigration bill, The New York Times reports.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Sunday, May 12, 2013, 7:53 AM

The best Irish wit, wisdom and sayings about Mother’s Day

As the old proverb says "God could not be everywhere so he invented mother". How true this is and this weekend, Mother's Day, is the time to show it.

By BERNIE MALONE

Published Sunday, May 12, 2013, 7:15 AM

Irish mother said no to doctor-advised abortion and baby survives

Doctors told Kildare woman Jennifer Kehoe that she should travel to England for an abortion because her baby had a life-threatening congenital heart defect and a rare brain disorder.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Sunday, May 12, 2013, 8:27 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

Over 4,000 broke Irish students sign on for 'sugar daddy' dating service to pay college fees

In work experience they might not want to include in their resumes, more than 4,000 cash strapped Irish students have reportedly signed up to a 'sugar daddy' dating service to help pay their way through college.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 9:24 AM

New report shows that US firms pay less than normal tax in Ireland

American corporations paid an average tax rate of eight percent on their company profits in Ireland, according to a report compiled for American politicians.

By Irish Voice Reporters

Published Sunday, May 12, 2013, 7:29 AM

Irish passengers permitted to use self-service immigration border control - could the U.S. be next?

Airline passengers from Ireland and other EU member countries will be permitted to use a self-check immigration in a new trial border control system.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 9:43 AM

US Marine appears in court 20 months after the murder of Irish police officer and girlfriend in Philippines

Former US Marine Timothy Kaufman finally appeared in court after he and two accomplices allegedly murdered former Irish police officer David Balmer and his girlfriend Elma de Guia in the Philippines.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Saturday, May 11, 2013, 10:31 AM

Irish journalist ordered out of Pakistan

Prominent Irish journalist Declan Walsh has been ordered to leave Pakistan, the Irish Times reports.

By IRISHCENTRAL STAFF WRITERS

Published Sunday, May 12, 2013, 8:39 AM

Shannon Airport launches summer schedule - 22 percent increase in transatlantic flights

Shannon Airport has launched five new services across US, UK and Europe and 33-destinations in-all in 2013.

By JANE WALSH

Published Sunday, May 12, 2013, 7:22 AM

Notre Dame hears ninth commitment for the football recruit class of 2014 from Quenton Nelson

Three days following running back Elijah Hood’s commitment to Notre Dame, the Irish secured another valuable addition in six-foot-five offensive guard Quenton Nelson out of New Jersey.

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Friday, May 10, 2013, 8:36 AM

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