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A New York sanitation man on learning Irish in the Kerry Gaeltacht

When I began learning the Irish language In 2009, I had no idea that the path I had chosen would lead me to the place where I now find myself.

By ED SHEVLIN

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:09 AM

Ireland no success story says Paul Krugman in New York Times

Nobel Prize winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman has once again mocked the notion of an Irish economic miracle.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:05 AM

A generation’s favorite cult classic “Star Wars” may film in the Burren in 2014 – VIDEO

Talks are underway between Star Wars senior executives and the Irish Film Board (IFB) about filming parts of the Hollywood blockbuster in The Burren, County Clare.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:15 AM

Confrontational attitude to young Irish immigrants by Boston center is hard to fathom

The actions of the Irish International Immigrant Center (IIIC) in Boston last week, when they turned in a young Irish woman to the State department for an alleged minor violation of her visa, are hard to fathom.

By Irish Voice Editorial

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:40 AM

NYPD cop shot in the head last year makes arrest at the scene of his own near death shooting

The New York Police Department (NYPD) detective who survived a point-blank range shot in the head last year made an arrest at the same housing project where the shooting happened, having stumbled across wanted criminals.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:23 AM

Youth organizations to ask Irish government to seriously tackle staggering ‘brain drain’

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), a Paris-based economic think tank, is warning that more action needs to be taken within Ireland to get young people off the dole in hopes of preventing long-term high unemployment rates.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:32 AM

‘Ready for Clinton’ Super PAC fuels rumors of Hillary Clinton running in 2016

Despite not yet formally announcing a run for the 2016 Presidential election, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is already attracting major donors.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:41 AM

How things have changed - just ten things that Irish women could not do in 1970s

Women’s rights in Ireland continue to be a contentious issue as the debate over abortion reform rumbles on.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013, 8:04 AM

Taoiseach Enda Kenny rejected calls for assisted suicide law in midst of Marie Fleming battle

Tom Curran, the partner of the terminally-ill Marie Fleming who is fighting for her right to assisted suicide, said this week that Taoiseach Enda Kenny is wrong in his assertion that he cannot change the present legislation barring Fleming in her right to die.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:41 AM

Funds for $4 million Narrow Water Bridge approved - first bridge to link Northern Ireland with the Republic

Sammy Wilson, the Northern Ireland Minister for Finance, has approved the construction of a $4 million new cross-border bridge at Narrow Water which will stretch across Carlingford Lough, linking County Down with County Louth in the Republic.

By IrishCentral Intern

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:38 AM

Teen star Saoirse Ronan says she could have easily become troubled like Lindsay Lohan

Perpetually rehabbing starlet Lindsay Lohan has at least one fellow young celeb on her side – Irish teen actress Saoirse Ronan, 19 and already an Oscar nominee a few years back for her role in Atonement.

By Irish Voice Reporters

Published Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:39 AM

Ireland secured a draw against England at Wembley with goal from Shane Long

The Republic of Ireland soccer team bagged themselves a draw against England at Wembley stadium, London, on Wednesday evening.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, May 29, 2013, 5:18 PM

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