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Cardinal Dolan admits his archdiocese pays up for contraception and abortion insurance

The archdiocese of New York has been paying for the supply of contraception and abortion services to thousands of its unionized employees for over a decade according to a new report.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 7:12 AM

U.S. embassy seeks security walls, fears al Qaeda attack at embassy in Dublin

US Embassy officials in Dublin fear an Al Qaeda inspired attack on the compound and have asked for major security improvements in the Ballsbridge, Dublin building.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 7:24 AM

Connect Ireland announce their first major deal for Ireland with 70 jobs

Connect Ireland, the group seeking to win jobs for Ireland through connecting with Diaspora groups, announced its first major employment achieved with 70 new jobs being created in Meath.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 7:20 AM

Ryanair may be forced to sell half its Aer Lingus shares

Budget airline Ryanair may be forced by British regulators to sell off half of its stake in Aer Lingus.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 7:38 AM

Missing girl’s step-dad quizzed after brother is stabbed to death in Dublin

The stepfather of an Irish girl missing in Spain for over five years has been arrested by police in Dublin on suspicion of murdering her brother.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, May 27, 2013, 9:57 AM

Increasing number of people with Irish addresses filing for bankruptcy in UK

Figures show a significant rise in the number of people with Irish addresses applying for bankruptcy in the UK, reveals Britain's Insolvency Service.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 7:51 AM

400,000 property owners miss deadline for controversial new property tax

Up to 400,000 have shunned Ireland’s new property tax and face direct action from the Revenue Commissioners.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 7:47 AM

Report into Alan Shatter’s drink driving test incident has gone missing

A police report into a drink-driving incident involving Ireland’s Justice Minister Alan Shatter has gone missing claims a report published just hours before he faces a motion of no confidence.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 7:33 AM

From Riley to Kaitlyn - the most popular Irish baby names in America

Aidan, Brayden, Colin, Riley; Kayla, Morgan, Megan, Kaitlyn - you've probably come across a newborn in the past decade with at least one of these names.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 8:18 AM

Our top ten facts about One Direction's Irish star Niall Horan

One Direction are officially the most popular boy band in the world, possibly in history.

By KERRY O'SHEA

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

Top ten Irish songs to get the party started - VIDEOS

From the Pogues to Paul Brady, these Irish tunes are sure to get your friends and family's feet tapping.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 8:09 AM

Peter Dempsey makes IndyCar history with stunning finish in Freedom 100

Irishman Peter Dempsey has made IndyCar history – with the most incredible finish ever seen in Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, May 27, 2013, 10:52 AM

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