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Two Republican senators fail to strip Irish provision from immigration bill

Two Republican senators made a major effort to strip 10,500 visas for Irish from the 2013 immigration bill at the Senate Judiciary hearings on Tuesday.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:16 AM

Chilling testimony before congressional hearing on Pat Finucane death - New hearings told how informer was murdered before he could give evidence

Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:18 AM

Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival to include gay and lesbian weekend for first time

For the first time ever, Ireland’s oldest and world-famous Lisdoonvarna Matchmaking Festival will include a weekend dedicated to matchmaking for gays and lesbians.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:22 AM

MA Bishop Robert McManus’ DUI charges dismissed, licence revoked - VIDEO

Bishop Robert McManus from Massachusetts, the leader of the Worcester Roman Catholic diocese, in Rhode Island, has had his driving license revoked for six months and his drunk driving charge dismissed.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:52 AM

Cardinal O’Malley’s grave mistake in boycotting Enda Kenny’s Boston College speech

Cardinal Sean O’Malley of Boston has made a grave error condemning Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny on abortion and boycotting his commencement speech at Boston College next Monday.

By Irish Voice Editorial

Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:34 AM

After 15 years, what are the challenges ahead for the Good Friday Agreement

It's the 15th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement in Northern Ireland, and a top-level public symposium has been announced for May 23 in New York City to reflect on the successes and challenges that lie ahead to secure lasting peace in the North.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:35 AM

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan slams Governor Cuomo over abortion bill

New York’s Cardinal Timothy Dolan warned Governor Cuomo to prepare for holy battle if the Democratic lawmaker attempts to strengthen state abortion-rights laws.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:33 AM

Irish women wait 18 months to receive cancer tests similar to Angelina Jolie

Irish women at risk of the type of breast cancer which Angelina Jolie was tested for must wait 18 months for their results to see if they have the life-threatening gene, due to chronic under funding.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:56 AM

Irish PM Enda Kenny pays tribute to our own ‘green man’ as Chris Hadfield returns from Space

Taoiseach Enda Kenny recently praised astronaut Chris Hadfield for his pictures of Ireland taken from Space.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:42 AM

Detective reveals how he tried to save John F Kennedy’s assassin Lee Harvey Oswald

Fifty years after President Kennedy’s shocking assassination, Detective Jim Leavelle has been honored by Dallas Police Chief David Brown by receiving the police commendation award for his years of service on Dallas' police force.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, 7:48 AM

Irish Hospice Foundation appeals to the public for photos for The Gathering book

The Irish Hospice Foundation (IHF) is offering the public a unique opportunity to be part of an exciting book it is producing to mark The Gathering.

By JANE WALSH

Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, 8:21 AM

Andy Lee fights Daryl Cunningham at BB King’s in New York City

Andy Lee (29-2, 20 KOs) fights Daryl Cunningham (28-4, 11 KOs) on Wednesday, May 15 at BB Kings in Times Square in New York in a contest scheduled for 10 rounds.

By DECLAN O'KELLY

Published Thursday, May 16, 2013, 8:35 AM

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