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Irish fascist leader of England Defense League incites anti-Muslim riots

The far right leader of the neo-fascist group called the English Defense League has deep Irish roots, which he apparently embraces or denies depending on who's asking.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6:52 AM

New York Irish Echo publisher Mairtin O Muilleoir is the new Lord Mayor of Belfast

Mairtin O Muilleoir the Sinn Fein politician and publisher of the New York-based Irish Echo is the new Lord Mayor of Belfast.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6:59 AM

Man who Pope Francis allegedly performed an exorcism on claims to be still possessed - VIDEO

The 43-year-old Mexican father-of-two, identified only as Angel V, who Pope Francis prayed over at the Vatican on May 19, claims he is still possessed by demons.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 6:46 AM

Irish movie censors to ban steamy lesbian Palme d’Or winner – 150 movies remain on no show list - VIDEO

The French groundbreaking lesbian movie “Blue is the Warmest Color,” winner of the coveted Palme d’Or Award at Cannes this year, could be banned in Ireland due to its risque 12-minute sex scene.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:16 AM

21-year-old Irish aid worker the latest victim of India’s rape and violence epidemic

Police in the Indian city of Kolkata have arrested a local businessman, Sujoy Mitra, who is suspected of drugging and raping a 21-year-old Irish charity worker after her birthday party.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:22 AM

Half of Ireland’s traditional pubs set to close due to economic woes

Half of Ireland’s pubs and bars are in danger of closure thanks to the current recession according to a new report.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:56 AM

Memorial for Irish-born who died during Vietnam War planned for Ireland

Vietnam vets Matthew Carroll and Brian McDonnell are leading a project to build a Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Ennis.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:44 AM

Irish American family seek organ donors among the public - 10-year-old daughter “left to die” - VIDEO

The parents of ten year old Sarah Murnaghan have made an open appeal for a lung donation from anyone able to give it. Murnaghan, who has been diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, is unable to get an organ transplant because adults in the Pennsylvania region where she lives receive organs before children.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:36 AM

Northern Ireland inquiry issues U.S. appeal for evidence of child abuse

Authorities in Northern Ireland have launched a worldwide appeal for evidence from victims of child abuse in the province.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:08 AM

New museum in west of Ireland displays fish shop owner's astounding historical collection

A new museum has opened in the west of Ireland that shares an unassuming fish shop owner's astounding collection of 100,000 historical pieces spanning 400 years.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:50 AM

Ten surprising facts on the stereotypically pious nation of Ireland and sex

What is it about the Irish and sex?

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 8:31 AM

Irish soccer team will be at full strength for Spain game in New York

Irish manager Giovanni Trapattoni has insisted that a top Irish side come to new York next week to play a friendly against Spain in Yankee Stadium. Some players had tried to skip the game but Trap insisted a strong squad travel.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 7:32 AM

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