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Israeli groups mobilize to block Irish-born Samantha Power as Obama’s UN Ambassador

Irish-born Samantha Power had barely been announced as next U.S. ambassador to the U.N when the Israeli lobby launched major attacks on her.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7:11 AM

Former IRA leader Ruairi O Bradaigh remembered by a close friend

It was fate that brought my husband and I on vacation from the U.S. to the round table at Gleeson’s, the popular bed and breakfast in Roscommon Town Square many years ago.

By KATHY THORNE

Published Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7:19 AM

Gutsy Irish American Sarah Murnaghan forces change in lung transplants

A gutsy little Irish American girl, Sarah Murnaghan from Philadelphia, has forced a major change in the way kids under 12 are treated for lung transplants.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7:27 AM

Savita Halappanavar only maternal death recorded in Ireland despite five other fatalities

A new report has found that the Central Statistics Office (CSO) has not recorded the true number of maternal deaths in Ireland.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7:46 AM

Five-year hunt for Irish teen Amy Fitzpatrick called off - distraught mother pledges to bury her with brother

The search for missing Dublin teen Amy Fitzpatrick has been called off by Dave Mahon, the partner of Amy’s mother, Audrey.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7:51 AM

Irish Central bank building graffitied with anti-semitic anti-banker attacks

The headquarters of the Irish Central Bank has been vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti.

By IrishCentral Intern

Published Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7:41 AM

Construction workers said they knew Philadelphia building would collapse

An unexpected building collapse in Center City, Philadelphia injured more than a dozen people and may have killed some on Wednesday, June 5.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7:31 AM

Ohio State University president Gordon Gee retires after Notre Dame ‘Catholic’ comments

Gordon Gee, president of the Ohio State University, announced on Tuesday June 4 that he will be retiring.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, June 6, 2013, 8:15 AM

Apple cross line of what constitutes acceptable behavior damaging Ireland’s reputation

It has been quite a week with two U.S. senators, John McCain and Carl Levin, trading barbs with the Irish government over whether Ireland is a tax haven or not.

By Irish Voice Editor

Published Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7:33 AM

Comedian slams Apple’s Irish tax set-up with flashmob inside London flagship store - VIDEO

English comedian Mark Thomas organized a flash mob in London in order to shame Apple and their tax-avoiding tactics they’ve been using through their Cork office in Ireland.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7:31 AM

Eamon Gilmore to sell off one-third of Irish Government’s wine cellar worth $108,000

Fancy a wine to take your breath away! Or a Bordeaux you can still taste lovingly every time you close your eyes!

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Thursday, June 6, 2013, 7:33 AM

You’ll Never Beat the Irish - Republic team remain unbeaten by the English since 1985

England's failure to beat Ireland since 1985 remained intact at Wembley last week when they had to rely on a Frank Lampard goal to cancel out Shane Long’s opener at the home of football.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Thursday, June 6, 2013, 8:12 AM

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