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Top bishops clash over excommunication of Catholics who support new abortion bill

A row has erupted between two senior Irish Catholic church leaders over the treatment of those who support the new abortion legislation.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:03 AM

Guinness summit? Obama and Putin to enjoy a pint at the G8 Summit

President Barack Obama will be back on the Guinness next month – when he will raise a glass with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in a County Fermanagh report.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:15 AM

Irish leader delivers powerful commencement speech at Boston College as Cardinal Sean O'Malley snubs event

Irish leader Enda Kenny received a standing ovation on Monday morning when he delivered a rousing commencement speech at Boston College.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:28 AM

Computer giant Apple avoiding $25 billion in taxes with secret Irish tax haven

Computer giant Apple has been accused of using offshore operations in Ireland to avoid billions of dollars in US taxes.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:09 AM

First Rory Staunton Memorial Award presented in Ireland at Drogheda Film festival

Friday last saw the launch of the first annual ‘Ablevision Ireland International Film Festival’ and ‘The Rory Staunton Memorial Award’ in Drogheda.

By DAIRE O'DOWD

Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:33 AM

Irish American cop shot during Tsarnaev shootout says he’s ready to go back to duty

The Irish American cop who was seriously injured during a shootout with the Boston bombing suspects is determined to return to work.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:36 AM

US billionaire backs Irish economy’s turnaround in response to crisis

An American billionaire has described his investment in one of Ireland’s ailing banks as his ‘best ever’.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:23 AM

Right-wing shock jock Pete Santilli slammed for vicious attack on Hillary Clinton

Pete Santilli, a fringe right conspiracy nut with a taste for self promotion, has been garnering headlines by calling for the murder of Hillary Clinton.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:40 AM

Calculator Plus app invented by Dublin 12-year-old and her dad tops Amazon’s Android App chart

Calculator Plus, developed by 12-year-old Isabel Hughes and her Irish father, Aidan, has become the number one-rated app worldwide on Amazon’s Android App Store.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 8:00 AM

Limerick brothers’ Stripe online payment company to be rolled out in Ireland first

Stripe, a new payment platform developed by Limerick Collison brothers, will debut in Ireland before continuing to the rest of Europe.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 7:55 AM

Irish chefs Zack Gallagher and Wendy Kavanagh start new all-Ireland culinary tour business

A new Irish start-up business, Irish Food Tours, is building a network of food tourism holidays around the whole island of Ireland, north and south.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, May 21, 2013, 6:56 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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