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Anti-Catholic rant against Notre Dame is nothing new for the Fighting Irish to face - Ohio State president slammed for “those damn Catholics” comments is latest in long line

Published Saturday, June 1, 2013, 7:34 AM

Irish police have refused to allow a Sikh man to wear a turban after completing his training

A Sikh man lost his legal challenge over the Irish police force's refusal to allow him wear a turban after completing his training.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, June 1, 2013, 7:45 AM

Jack and Emily remain the most popular baby names in Ireland for 2012

The Central Statistics Office (CSO) in Ireland has released their list for the most popular baby names from last year, 2012.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, June 1, 2013, 7:09 AM

Al Sharpton confronts George Zimmerman’s lawyer Mark O’Mara over defense - VIDEO

George Zimmerman's lawyer Mark O'Mara came in for a grilling from Al Sharpton on MSNBC in lengthy interview on last night.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, June 1, 2013, 9:29 AM

Family believe brain damage has caused New York millionaire to give away his fortune

Jeffrey Horan, the millionaire financier who was critically injured in a 2001 helicopter accident, was not protected by his financial adviser, a new lawsuit alleges.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, June 1, 2013, 9:11 AM

Two U.S. senators dismiss Irish government’s tax haven defence

Two prominent American politicians have completely dismissed claims by the Irish government that Ireland is not a tax haven for multi-nationals.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, June 1, 2013, 8:55 AM

American businessmen lead bid to save Ireland’s Sunday Business Post

Two American investors are going head to head in a bid to save the Sunday Business Post newspaper in Ireland.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, June 1, 2013, 8:48 AM

Immigration lawyer warns year long J1 students to plan in advance to ensure successful year-long stay

A leading Irish immigration attorney in New York has warned J-1 visa holders to exercise caution in the wake of last week’s controversy over an Irish immigrant center in Boston reporting on an Irish graduate from Donegal who they alleged was in violation of her visa terms.

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Saturday, June 1, 2013, 7:11 AM

Irish adventurer supports historic search for missing United States descendant Irish donkey

The community of Omeath, County Louth, plans to find the American descendant of the legendary local donkey, Danny, and return him home for their Gathering get-together this summer.

By JANE WALSH

Published Friday, May 31, 2013, 12:43 PM

Kenneth Branagh talks 'Magic Flute' with Stephen Fry and filming with Keira Knightley and Chris Pine

On June 9 Kenneth Branagh's virtuoso adaptation of Mozart's most famous opera, 'The Magic Flute,' will open across the U.S. With a libretto adapted by longtime friend and collaborator Stephen Fry, the film transplants the fantasy film opens on the eve of the First World War, taking us on a dangerous journey in pursuit of love and peace in a world full of death and destruction. Cahir O'Doherty talks to Branagh about the film and his new action thriller Jack Ryan starring Chris Pine and Keira Knightley.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Saturday, June 1, 2013, 7:10 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

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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