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Ancient logboat discovered along the banks of the River Boyne “very rare”

An ancient logboat that could be 5,000 years old was discovered partially embedded in the banks of the River Boyne in Ireland. An archaeologist said the boat has a “very rare” feature.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7:14 AM

No U.S Ambassador to Ireland in place until September at least say insiders - No envoy in Dublin for Barack and Michelle Obama trip to Ireland in June

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7:18 AM

Celebrity stars influences most popular baby names as Liam makes top ten choice for boys

The official list of top baby names in the U.S. for 2012 was published in time for Mother’s Day and Irish ties are strong once again.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7:20 AM

Christine Quinn comes clean on her alcoholism and binge eating in New York Times interview

Christine Quinn, front-runner for New York mayor has admitted she received treatment for alcoholism and binge eating in a new book due out next month.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7:44 AM

Irishman is jailed for two months after losing appeal in Dubai sex case

An Irishman is to be sent to jail in Dubai for having sex in the back of a taxi – after his final appeal against the two month sentence was dismissed.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:05 AM

Warrant issued for arrest of Irishman who roared racial abuse at Notre Dame fans in Dublin

A man who screamed racist abuse at an American football fan who had traveled to Dublin for the Notre Dame-Navy Emerald Classic game last year has had a warrant issued for his arrest.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:17 AM

Lack of an abortion did not cause Savita Halappanavar’s death in Galway

Last Saturday I was agreeing fully with Niall O’Dowd’s editorial on Cardinal O’Malley’s snub to our Taoiseach (Prime Minister).

By MARC COLEMAN

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7:53 AM

Irish loving astronaut Chris Hadfield bids farewell to International Space Station with viral Bowie performance – VIDEO

Commander Chris Hadfield, a social media savvy Canadian astronaut on the International Space Station, bid goodbye to his 790,000+ Twitter followers and 268,000+ Facebook friends with an acoustic cover of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.”

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:01 AM

Major march and rally planned for Belfast city during Obama’s visit for G8 Summit

A huge public march, time to coincide with the G8 Summit of world leaders, will be held in Belfast the weekend before the President Obama arrives.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:20 AM

Vice President Joe Biden slams Republicans in Congress for not believing in global warming

Climate change is as important an issue for the nation as reforming gun laws, so why doesn't the Obama administration push for equal reform in this area?

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:10 AM

Global Diaspora Forum opens in Ireland with major speakers attending

Ireland has an opportunity to become an example of best practice in diaspora engagement and policy.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 7:24 AM

New York GAA report: Senior Football - Kerry kings in County final rematch against Leitrim

The rematch of last year’s County final had an eerily familiar start with Kenny O’Connor involved again in the fireworks.

By EUGENE KYNE

Published Monday, May 13, 2013, 8:44 AM

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