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First ever leprosy case is discovered and treated by doctors at an Irish hospital

The Irish health authority has confirmed the first case of leprosy in Ireland in living memory but has reassured the public that there is no cause for concern.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:46 AM

Dirt cheap Irish real estate is being snapped up by major American investors

American firms mainly headed by Irish Americans are snapping up dirt cheap Irish real estate, mostly in Dublin.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:06 AM

Paul Ryan announces strong support for immigration reform for the Irish and others

Congressman Paul Ryan has come out strongly for immigration reform in a meeting with two Irish leaders in Washington this week. Ryan is a key figure especially in the upcoming House debate on the bill.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 8:17 AM

Rapist avoids jail for sex attack because his children have special needs

A father who raped his 14-year-old sister-in-law has been given a suspended sentence after a judge ruled that a prison sentence would impose ‘extreme hardship’ on his family.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 8:26 AM

Irish teacher sentenced for sexual abuse of young boy had paid for his heroin rehab

A teacher who sexually abused a boy on twenty occasions later gave him thousands of euro to help him get clean.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:15 AM

Donald Trump agrees with Bill O’Reilly views that 'Blacks, Hispanics commit most violent crime'

Donald Trump is the man who persisted in his pursuit of President Obama's birth certificate, for years after it was actually produced.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 7, 2013, 8:36 AM

Aer Lingus in New York launch International Hurling Festival as part of The Gathering

Aer Lingus, in partnership with Etihad Airways, has launched the International Hurling Festival.

By JANE WALSH

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 8:19 AM

Expat Irish fashionistas rejoice - Penneys is now available on ASOS.com

Much to the delight of many Irish women in America, budget retailer Primark, known as Penneys in Ireland, will now cater to online shoppers.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:16 AM

'South Carolina Irish Memorial' park celebrating emigrants to be opened this month

For 20 years, the people of Charleston have waited to honor their Irish roots. Finally, that idea has been realized with the building of the “South Carolina Irish Memorial” which will open to the public on 10 June.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:12 AM

Some Irish men see botox as “good grooming” just like dying their hair - POLL

More and more men, even the Irish, are turning to cosmetic surgery treatments such as botox to delete the effects of aging on their faces.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:10 AM

Over 2,000 Gathering Ireland events planned for summer 2013 - get your family involved

A massive 2,126 Gatherings are now planned to take place this summer.

By JANE WALSH

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 7:09 AM

Robbie Keane hits hat-trick on night he sets another Irish record

Robbie Keane broke another record and stole the show as Ireland beat the Faroe Islands 3-0 at the Aviva Stadium - with all the goals coming from the LA Galaxy striker.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Friday, June 7, 2013, 6:20 PM

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