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Boston media bigs slam Cardinal O’Malley over Irish leader boycott

Boston Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s decision to boycott next Monday’s Boston College commencement because of Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny’s invite has been highly criticized by key members of the local media.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:10 AM

Time for Ireland to stop sending foreign aid money to Bangladesh and elsewhere

What a country this has become. A child in Cork falls out of window and is badly injured. A motorist comes on the scene immediately and calls 999 emergency, only to be told there was no ambulance available and to pop the toddler into his car and take him to a local medical clinic.

By ROBERT SULLIVAN

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:16 AM

American travel website survey says Prince Harry sexier than Colin Farrell for women

An American travel website poll has found that Prince Harry is considered sexier by American women than Colin Farrell.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:22 AM

Gerry Adams accuses British government of undermining Good Friday Agreement

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has called on the British government to honor its commitments and for the Irish government to urgently re-engage in the peace process following a succession of decisions by the British government which are seriously undermining the Good Friday Agreement and political institutions.

By JANE WALSH

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:45 AM

Elderly Irishman decribes being kept in servitude for six years by Irish Travellers gang

A 65-year-old Westmeath man has spoken out about how he was kidnapped and kept as a slave for six years by a group of Irish Travellers.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:41 AM

Joe Biden agrees with chocolate bullet proposal - letter to child on gun control goes viral

It's not everyday that a schoolboy receives a letter from the Vice President, but not every boy can dream up a novel solution to the growing problem of gun violence in America.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:38 AM

Social Entrepreneurs Ireland reaches out to U.S. investors to support new solutions to social challenges - VIDEO

At a time when Ireland’s social and economic challenges are at a crossroads, Darren Ryan is an Irishman in a hurry.

By JANE WALSH

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:54 AM

Irish emigrants miss a cup of tea more than a pint in the local pub, survey finds

Irish people living abroad miss a cup of tea more than a pint in their local, claims new research by one of Ireland’s biggest tea brands.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:49 AM

Young people worst affected by Ireland’s economic crash as emigration soars

Ireland’s recession is hitting the young hardest and fuelling the growth in emigration according to new research.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, May 15, 2013, 7:59 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

Pogues frontman Shane MacGowan plans to fix teeth and pursue a Hollywood career

Punk is ofically dead. Nowadays even the legendary Irish singer and songwriter Shane MacGowan wants a mouth full of pearly white (and straight) teeth.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:38 AM

Stephen O’Neill and Lester Ryan win GAA GPA Player of the League Award

The GAA/GPA All-Stars sponsored by Opel are delighted to announce Stephen O’Neill (Tyrone) and Lester Ryan (Kilkenny) as the Players of the League in football and hurling respectively, marking their outstanding performances throughout the spring campaigns.

By SEAN POTTS

Published Tuesday, May 14, 2013, 8:54 AM

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