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Vatican official tells Irish politicians to resign rather than vote for new abortion law

A senior Vatican official has told Irish politicians they should resign rather than vote for abortion, Msgr Jacques Suaudeau, scientific director of the Pontifical Academy for Life at the Vatican

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:00 AM

My heart, my treasure, my love - the top ten Irish terms of affection

Like any other language, Irish has its own terms of endearment for friends and loved ones.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:08 AM

All changed in Boston as first open mayoral race in 30 years takes place - Irish and Italian candidates under pressure from new ethnic groups

Published Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:04 AM

Outspoken Catholic priest Andrew Greeley, who spoke out against child abuse, dies aged 85

Reverend Andrew M. Greeley, a best selling author, who was vocal about controversial topics within the Catholic church, died on Wednesday aged 85.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:15 AM

Boston Marathon bombing survivor attends prom on crutches, voted Prom Queen

Sydney Corcoran, 18, made a remarkable recovery from injuries sustained during the April 15 Boston Marathon bombings just in time to make it to her Senior Prom.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:45 AM

After $650 million worth of damage train service resumes to Superstorm Sandy ravaged Rockaways

Seven months after Hurricane Sandy hit New York and an estimated $650 million in hurricane damage later, service to and from the Rockaways will finally resume, much to the delight of the local residents.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:44 AM

Report shows Apple’s Irish accountant earned them $22 billion in just one year due to her “shrewd direction”

Apple's phenomenal international success may all come down to one Irish woman, an accountant called Cathy Kearney.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:40 AM

Irish republican Marian Price released from prison after two years for aiding and abetting terrorists

Marian McGlinchey, formerly Price, the leading dissident republican, was released from custody yesterday after more than two years.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:33 AM

Irish American girl fighting end-stage Cystic Fibrosis not a priority for transplant under law - VIDEO

Sarah Murnaghan, 10, is fighting end-stage Cystic Fibrosis and under current legislation, may not be granted the life-saving gift of an adult lung transplant. Sarah has been on the waiting list for a transplant for a year and a half, and doctors are now saying that she may only have two weeks left to live.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:28 AM

Derry families demand apology for insensitive London bar’s “Sundae Bloody Sundae” cocktail

Belfast man Andrew McGibbon was “horrified” to discover an ice-cream cocktail labelled “Sundae Bloody Sundae” on the drinks menu of Adventure Bar in Covent Garden.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:28 AM

30 US citizens receive Gaeltacht Summer Award grants to study the Irish language

Minister of Arts, Heritage, & the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, T.D. welcomed the first group of Gaeltacht Summer Awardees to Ireland in Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry this week.

By JANE WALSH

Published Friday, May 31, 2013, 7:19 AM

Leopardstown Racecourse launches the Inaugural British Irish Raceday and Return of the King George V Cup

Leopardstown Racecourse, in association with the British Irish Chamber of Commerce, have officially launched the inaugural British Irish Raceday with the British Ambassador, Dominic Chilcott.

By JANE WALSH

Published Friday, May 31, 2013, 8:14 AM

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