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Government minister calls for investigation after Irish immigration group turn young woman into officials

Irish Minister of State Dinny McGinley will urgently ask Irish Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore for a comprehensive explanation of the actions of the Irish International Immigration Center (IIIC) in Boston

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:30 AM

$200,000 raised for Irish fight for immigration reform at Annie Moore Awards in New York

A major push from the Irish American community for comprehensive immigration reform was announced at the New York Athletic club on Thursday night when $200,000 was raised for the fight for reform.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:21 AM

Cat raising ducklings on Irish farm in mixed-up mama saga - VIDEO

A mixed up cat in County Offaly, about 70 miles from Dublin, has adopted three ducklings and is raising them as her own. In the process she has baffled animal experts.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:26 AM

Amnesty International says Ireland’s abortion laws are not in line with international human rights

Amnesty International’s annual report includes is very critical of Ireland’s proposed abortion legislation updates, which are being debated currently.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:41 AM

Brother and campaign advisor of former Irish presidential candidate charged with child abuse

A former campaign advisor and brother of Irish presidential candidate Dana Rosemary Scallon has been charged with child molestation in the UK.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 24, 2013, 8:06 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

Irish anti-austerity protesters chain themselves inside government offices

The Irish Tax Revenue were forced to close one of their busiest offices in Dublin on Thursday, due to an occupation by protesters.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 24, 2013, 8:01 AM

Irish finance minister says US Senate are misleading on Ireland’s tax rates in Apple debacle

Ireland's Finance Minister Michael Noonan has blasted a United States Senate report into Ireland’s corporate tax rate. Noonan said the report into how the Irish taxation system is used by companies like Apple is 'misleading.'

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:55 AM

Colin Farrell and Chris O’Dowd talk family friendly slapstick run in 'Epic' - VIDEO

Colin Farrell and Chris O’Dowd were in New York last week to promote Epic, the big budget animated film opening this weekend that pits the forces of nature against the polluters hell bent on destroying them. It’s a rare venture into family friendly territory for Irish screen hunk Farrell, and an opportunity to indulge in some inspired slapstick for O’Dowd. Cahir O'Doherty talks to the leading Irish pair.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Friday, May 24, 2013, 8:22 AM

New book ‘John F. Kennedy - Among the Germans’ claims US President admired Hitler

A new book showcasing President John F Kennedy’s travelogues through Germany prior to World War II indicates that the US President may have been in favor of Hitler and his movements that would ultimately send the world into war.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 24, 2013, 7:40 AM

'The Quiet Man' fan buys Cong pub made famous by iconic movie for $386,000

It's a Hollywood star in its own right, and as luck would have it 'The Quiet Man' has just been sold to a fan of the film.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 24, 2013, 8:15 AM

US men’s national rugby team The Eagles gear up to host Irish national rugby team in Texas

Ireland’s rugby team is set to face off against the American rugby team The Eagles this June in Houston, TX. This will be the third time the two teams have met.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, May 24, 2013, 8:28 AM

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