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Enda Kenny, not the Catholic Church, speaks for the Irish nation and its Diaspora

Boston College: Enda Kenny, Ireland’s Taoiseach (Prime Minister), will give the Commencement Address to Boston College’s 4,400 graduates at Alumni Stadium on Monday morning.

By PROFESSOR JAMES M SMITH

Published Monday, May 20, 2013, 7:07 AM

$104 million Brian Boru biopic set to be filmed in Ireland in 2014

An upcoming biopic of Brian Boru will be the biggest movie ever made in Ireland.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 20, 2013, 7:19 AM

Enda Kenny visits Boston marathon bombing site, defends Boston College visit

Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny has said Cardinal Sean O’Malley is entitled to his opinion on abortion – as protesters prepare to voice their opposition to his visit to Boston College.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

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

Top Irish footballer admits to gambling addiction that almost ruined his life

A top Irish Gaelic football player has described how a gambling addiction almost ruined his life.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Monday, May 20, 2013, 7:32 AM

Irish ‘Mick’ fighter pilot was one of the British RAF’s best pilots in World War One

A new book details the contribution of the Irish aces involved in the Allied flying services World War One.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 20, 2013, 6:58 AM

Irish scientist’s breakthrough could lead to cure for fatal childhood affliction, whooping cough

An exciting discovery by Irish scientists could lead to an improved vaccine to combat or greatly reduce the chances of children contracting the whooping cough.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 20, 2013, 6:57 AM

Irish people in UK 'less likely to identify themselves as British'

The larger majority of Irish people living in the U.K. are less likely to identify themselves as British, according to 2011 census data.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 20, 2013, 6:58 AM

Nigerian migrants send $653 million a year home from Ireland, new figures show

World Bank figures reveal that Nigerian migrants send $653 million (€500) back home from Ireland each year.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 20, 2013, 7:47 AM

One in seven people on social welfare in Ireland have never worked

New figures show one in seven people on the dole in Ireland has never worked.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, May 20, 2013, 7:41 AM

Ireland’s dreadful winter sends the price of the potato soaring by almost double in shops

The price of the humble Irish potato has rocketed by 85 per cent – thanks to a dreadful winter.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, May 20, 2013, 7:36 AM

Award winning Irish documentary ‘Men at Lunch’ signs deal with U.S. distributor – VIDEO

Irish production company Sónta Films have signed a deal with First Run Distribution to screen their award winning film ‘Men At Lunch’ in the U.S.

By JANE WALSH

Published Monday, May 20, 2013, 6:58 AM

Lansdowne Rugby draws with New York despite strong start

Last Saturday, in a lively encounter, Lansdowne managed a result after New York seemed to grab control in the second half of the match.

By RICHIE PRICE

Published Monday, May 20, 2013, 8:11 AM

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