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Young Irish woman turned in to U.S. authorities by Irish immigrant support group - Boston-based Irish International Immigrant Center does the unspeakable

Published Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:19 AM

Michael Flatley, star of Lord of the Dance denies he has dropped U.S. citizenship for British passport

Michael Flatley, creator and star of the Irish dance show ‘Lord of the Dance,’ has said that he has given up his U.S. passport in order to get a British one.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:51 AM

Ten cats who can’t wait for their Gathering vacation to Ireland - PHOTOS

With The Gathering in progress, these ten cats can’t wait to visit Ireland and see all that it has to offer.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:49 AM

Senator Schumer’s Irish visas survive the Senate test - battles on to conservative House

New York Senator Charles Schumer vowed last week that if Congress passes a comprehensive immigration reform bill in 2013, it will include a special provision to allow more than 10,500 Irish citizens to come here each year to legally live and work under a new E-3 visa.

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:54 AM

Congressmen calls for full implementation of Good Friday Agreement

A special congressional resolution calling for enactment of the full Good Friday agreement was put forward by Congressman Joe Crowley, Rep. Richard Neal and Rep. Peter King on the occasion of the fifteenth anniversary of the Agreement.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Thursday, May 23, 2013, 8:00 AM

Irishman John Downey arrested for 1982 IRA Hyde Park bombing, killing four police and seven horses

John Downey, a 61-year-old Donegal man, has been charged with the 1982 IRA attack on the Queen’s cavalry in Hyde Park, London.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:53 AM

Calls for Irish Justice Minister to resign over use of privileged police information about TD Wallace

Justice Minister Alan Shatter is under pressure to resign for his use of private and privileged Garda (police) information in an attempt to damage independent TD (member of Parliament) Mick Wallace.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:54 AM

Donegal mother of two teen sisters who committed suicide has baby boy

The mother of two teenage sisters who took their own lives within six weeks of each other has spoken of her joy after giving birth to a boy.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 23, 2013, 8:07 AM

Gallagher study of elderly Irish living in the New York to prevent further community tragedies

The Gallagher Initiative, a new Irish American community project to identify and address the needs of elderly Irish born citizens living in the U.S., presented the findings of its first study at the American Irish Historical Society in New York on Monday.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:53 AM

Ireland’s Data Protection commission report sees “disturbing failures” in use of personal information

Big Brother is delving inappropriately into the private lives of Irish citizens, the Data Protection commissioner has found.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Thursday, May 23, 2013, 6:54 AM

U2’s Bono spills on American politicians and tech leaders in Charlie Rose interview - VIDEO

Bono sat with PBS and CBS newsman Charlie Rose last week for a fascinating interview about his activism and future music with U2 among other subjects. The hour-long session flew by as Bono shared all kinds of stories about American politicians and tech leaders, and how they’re shaping a new way forward on the continent of Africa.

By Irish Voice Reporters

Published Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:17 AM

Andy Lee makes quick work of Darryl Cunningham in Times Square fight

Andy Lee (30-2, 21 KOs) notched up the 30th victory of his professional career with a clinical first round TKO victory over Darryl Cunningham (28-5, 11 KOs) at BB King in Times Square last Wednesday.

By DECLAN O'KELLY

Published Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:17 AM

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