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Stunning new maps will outline what Irish land Cromwell stole – and who owned it

Reckon Oliver Cromwell stole your family’s land back in Ireland – now you can find out thanks to Trinity College in Dublin.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:13 AM

High-profile female boss describes sexual harassment against her

Margaret Sweeney, the former chief executive of Postbank and Aer Rianta, has blasted Ireland's culture of sexual harassment in the corporate workplace.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:18 AM

Emigrants and Northern Irish to get vote in proposals to change face of Irish Senate forever

Radical plans to reform Ireland’s Senate have been proposed – including a vote for emigrants and Northern Irish and parity for women in the upper house of the Irish parliament.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:05 AM

President Higgins leads Clare tribute to those who died in the Great Famine

A West of Ireland town has remembered those who died or were forced to emigrate in the famine that robbed it of half its population.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:36 AM

Belfast 'Peace Walls' that separate Protestant and Catholic communities to be torn down - VIDEO

Walls separating Protestant and Catholic communities in parts of Northern Ireland are to come down within the next 10 years, ministers pledged on Thursday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:59 AM

Baltimore billionaire snaps up plum Irish country estate for $6.3 million

Charles Noell, a billionaire businessman from Maryland splashed out on the famed Irish country estate named Ardbraccan, a remarkable Palladian mansion in County Meath partly designed by Richard Castle, the classical-style architect who also created the more famous Leinster House.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:56 AM

How U.S. born Mamie Cadden avoided the death penalty - a backstreet abortionist in Dublin City

Midwife, abortionist and convicted murderer Mamie Cadden avoided the death penalty in 1950’s Dublin.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:28 AM

Handwritten emigrant letters exhibition will go on display in Bruff, County Limerick

Over 50 letters sent to and from Bruff, Co Limerick between the 1920s and 1970s will go on display in the town this summer.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:47 AM

Find the place in Ireland that most closely matches the values in your life with the new Census map

Profiles of cities, towns and villages of Ireland compiled from the 2011 census provide statistical pictures of every county allowing the public to single out which place in Ireland most matches their personal values.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:27 AM

The Celtic disease, recovering from Haemochromatosis or too much iron

What would you do if you found yourself constantly tired with little or no energy?

By IrishCentral Contributing Writer

Published Monday, May 13, 2013, 7:44 AM

Former president Jimmy Carter enjoyed fishing in Ireland while at The Elders summit

Former US President Jimmy Carter was in Kilkenny this past week as part of a summit for The Elders organization, an elite independent group of global leaders who work together for peace and human rights.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 13, 2013, 8:06 AM

Irish legend Paul McGrath among stars praising retiring Manchester United gaffer Alex Ferguson

Despite being released by the manager, Paul McGrath has voiced his praise for Alex Ferguson, following his retirement as manager for Manchester United after 27 years.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 9, 2013, 8:18 AM

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