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Ten best Irish lies — fabulous fibs that Irish tell each other

The Irish have a way with words, especially when they mean the opposite of what they say. Here are our top ten little lies examples:

By JEAN O'BRIEN

Published Sunday, May 19, 2013, 7:59 AM

Planned Parenthood support for Irish leader at Boston College is targeted by anti–abortion groups

Anti-abortion groups have again targeted Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny and Boston College where he will be commencement speaker on Monday pointing to a Planned Parenthood statement praising him.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Sunday, May 19, 2013, 7:35 AM

76-year-old Irish nun sky takes two-mile skydive jump for charity

Presentation Sister Patricia Wall, 76, completed a two-mile tandem jump with SkyDive Ireland in a bid to raise €100,000 for Aware and local charities in Slieveardagh, Co Tipperary.

By IrishCentral Staff Writer

Published Sunday, May 19, 2013, 10:03 AM

Profile in Irish fighting courage - Heffernan’s campaign for respite care for families dealing with fatal rare illnesses such as Batten’s disease

Published Sunday, May 19, 2013, 7:18 AM

Gay porn priest is appointed to new parish in Clogherhead, County Louth

A priest who flashed gay porn images onto a screen at a First Communion meeting has been appointed to a new parish in County Louth.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, May 19, 2013, 7:43 AM

Irish PM Enda Kenny praises Bostonians and their courage in speech at JFK Memorial dinner

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has praised the courage, dignity and strength of Bostonians as the city recovers from the horrors of the marathon bombing.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, May 19, 2013, 8:26 AM

President Higgins warns of “real danger” of not supporting creativity while at UNESCO event

Irish President Michael D. Higgins warned of the “real danger” of not supporting creativity while he was on hand at the unveiling of a special stamp meant to commemorate UNESCO’s naming of Dublin as permanent city of literature in 2010.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Sunday, May 19, 2013, 7:24 AM

Redcoats, pikemen food foraging and a druid chef - Ireland’s 1798 Rebellion Center to relaunch

The National 1798 Rebellion Centre will be officially re-launched to much fanfare in the town of Enniscorthy on May 24.

By JANE WALSH

Published Sunday, May 19, 2013, 7:13 AM

Domhnall Gleeson becoming a leading man with IRA spy thriller “Shadow Dancer” and Richard Curtis’ “About Times” - VIDEOS

Domhnall Gleeson’s ready for his close up. Now, at the age of 29, he’s finally landing the kind of leading roles that promise to turn him into an internationally recognized Irish leading man like Michael Fassbender and Colin Farrell.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Sunday, May 19, 2013, 7:10 AM

Aussie outlaw Ned Kelly is the center of attention at huge Tipperary event

Notorious Australian outlaw Ned Kelly is being honored at a Tipperary event as part of the Gathering festival in Ireland.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, May 19, 2013, 8:11 AM

Novel by Irish author selected to help traumatized Newtown survivors

An Irish author's book has been selected to help Newtown survivors overcome the grief and trauma they suffered after a gunman killed 20 children and six adults in one of the worst school massacres in US history.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, May 19, 2013, 9:32 AM

Irish golf pro Rory McIlroy ranked 3rd most marketable athlete by SportsPro

Rory McIlroy, native of Co Down in Northern Ireland, was ranked the third most marketable athlete in SoccerPro’s annual 50 Most Marketable List.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Sunday, May 19, 2013, 7:14 AM

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