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Earthquake in the Irish Sea rattles Ireland’s East Coast in the early morning hours

A magnitude 3.8 earthquake rocked the irish Sea and the East Coast of ireland at 4.15 a.m Wednesday morning waking thousands from their sleep but causing no injuries.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 7:08 AM

U.S. visitors to Ireland jump 16 percent as The Gathering tourist initiative takes off

Figures released by the Central Statistics Offices in Ireland show that between February and April 2013 there was a 56,300 jump in tourist numbers from the U.S ,an overall increase of 16 percent in visitors from America.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 7:22 AM

Ireland to ban branding on cigarette packets, forces all packs to look the same

Ireland’s Health Minister Doctor James Reilly has announced that Ireland will soon become the second country in the world to introduce plain cigarette packages.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 7:47 AM

Top Ten surprising facts about Ireland and the Irish revealed

Think you know your Irish history and geography? Think again! here are some fascinating facts and figures.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 7:16 AM

Archbishop Dolan's prayerful PAC asked to act to prevent gays from achieving equality

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 9:04 AM

Irish toddlers verbally and physically abused and threatened in undercover investigation TV program

A sensational Irish television investigative program showed young children being verbally and physically threatened in some of Ireland’s top child care centers.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 7:40 AM

Irish Bishops’ Council for Emigrants welcomes US Senate’s vote on immigration reform

The head of the Irish Bishops’ Council for Emigrants has praised the US Senate Judiciary Committee’s recent vote in favor of immigration reform.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 8:29 AM

Bill Gates says the rich should pay higher taxes, donates $1 million to Irish research

While in Australia this week to lobby for increased foreign aid commitments, Bill Gates, the world's richest man and Co-Chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, gave a wide ranging interview with ABC News where he talked about his philanthropy and his thoughts about taxing the rich.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 8:04 AM

Former Irish Times editor calls on Google to urgently help Irish newspapers

The former Irish Times editor Conor Brady has called on the Irish government to strike a deal with Google that would help Irish newspapers survive.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 7:51 AM

Russian ghost ship lost for the second time off the Irish coast

The Russian cruise ship, MV Lyubov Orlova, has gone missing again, having turned up off the Irish coast in February.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 8:01 AM

Dublin City University to honor attorney Brian O'Dwyer and hotelier John Fitzpatrick at New York event

Dublin City University will honor two leading figures in the Irish American community in New York City in June.

By MOLLY MULDOON

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 8:39 AM

New York GAA report: Second half dominance for Rangers and Cork wins after loss

The Intermediate Knockout Champions are Rangers after a brilliant second half performance when they outscored their opponents 0-12 to 1-00 and held them scoreless for 28 minutes.

By EUGENE KYNE

Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013, 8:33 AM

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