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Fake villages will greet President Obama and other G8 world leaders in Fermanagh

When the G8 world leaders fly into Northern Ireland for their major summit there on June 17, they will see a vista of progress that has been created to deceive them.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 6:48 AM

Ireland’s most famous ghost - The White Lady of Kinsale, at Charlesfort

Located near the harbor in Kinsale, Charlesfort plays host to the White Lady of Kinsale, one of Ireland’s most famous and tragic ghosts.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 7:00 AM

Anger as Toronto’s Irish famine park closed to visitors for three years

Irish in Toronto are upset that Ireland Park, Toronto’s famine memorial, has been closed since 2010 despite constant promises from the authorities to re-open it.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 6:52 AM

Irish American woman in Chicago goes public after being raped, beaten and robbed in broad daylight - VIDEO

Twenty-two-year-old Alexandra Clarke has spoken out about her sexual assault in the hope that the men who attacked her in the middle of the day in Chicago will be captured and to raise awareness of violent crime.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 7:20 AM

Irish politician urges US Congressman to prevent costly changes to J1 student visa

Irish politician and Member of European Parliament, Sean Kelly, has urged a leading US Congressman to protect the J1 summer visa from burdensome new proposals that have cast doubts on the future of the programme, which is used by up to 8,000 Irish students annually.

By JANE WALSH

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 7:29 AM

Irish students unwelcome in California towns

Irish students with work visas are unwelcome in many places in California this summer because of misbehavior.

By JANE WALSHE

Published Saturday, August 7, 2010, 7:30 AM

Right-wing Alex Jones wants to duke it out with Bill O’Reilly on TV - VIDEO

Published Tuesday, June 4, 2013, 8:34 AM

After the coldest spring for 62 years Ireland embraces top temperature of 71.6F

Quick, the sun's shining! In Ireland this year a day of sunshine has been such a rare occurrence that yesterday's brief spell of sunny weather (with temperatures reaching 75 degrees) quickly became an informal national holiday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 7:14 AM

Irish government gives 4,000 reasons Gabriel Byrne was wrong about The Gathering Ireland 2013

The Gathering Ireland 2013 was billed as the biggest ever tourism initiative, with $6.5 million in Irish Government investment, and an aim to generate an extra 325,000 visitors creating $222 million in revenue.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 7:04 AM

California-based company brings real Irish turf peat briquettes to the USA

Ireland Earth LLC proudly announces the launch of Ireland Earth Peat Briquettes ™ to the nation.

By JANE WALSH

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

50,000 Visitors expected at 2013 John Barry Maritime Festival in Wexford

Wexford town is set for a tourism boost this June as organizers of the John Barry Maritime Festival unveil their 2013 programme and expect an influx of 50,000 visitors to enjoy the seaside activities this month.

By JANE WALSH

Published Wednesday, June 5, 2013, 7:24 AM

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