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Why no effort to repair damage to Irish Famine memorial in New York nearly one year after? - Car slammed into memorial and ugly plywood and metal barricades still mark the site

Published Sunday, June 9, 2013, 7:49 AM

Irish Americans urged to back pro-life campaign at embassy protest in Washington

American pro-life campaigners have staged a rally outside the Irish embassy in Washington and demanded that Ireland remain ‘abortion free.'

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Sunday, June 9, 2013, 7:57 AM

Family of John Wayne recall the 'Quiet Man' star's love for Ireland

The children of ‘The Duke’, Patrick and Marisa Wayne were honored this weekend at the second John Ford Ireland Symposium in Dublin.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, June 9, 2013, 7:33 AM

Researchers use ancient Irish texts to draw link between cold winters and volcanic activity

Records kept by Irish monks have proved to be a useful resource to researchers who were examining climate change in relation to volcanic explosions.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:40 AM

Police left red faced after cash goes missing from station after robbery trial

Police are baffled after almost $50,000 went missing from a north Dublin station – the third such disappearance in recent months.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:15 AM

Police return Lord Mountbatten's pistol to family 30 years after IRA assassination

Police have returned a personally engraved pistol that belonged to Lord Mountbatten to his family, over thirty years after he was murdered by the IRA.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:26 AM

The Irish Cultural Centre of New England presents the 23rd annual Boston Irish Festival

The 2013 Boston Irish Festival, June 7-9, is a three day celebration of all things Irish, and will be better than ever this year with entertainment spanning from internationally-recognized headliner acts to your favorite home grown talent.

By JANE WALSH

Published Friday, June 7, 2013, 9:31 AM

The Gaelic Players Association make a big difference in promoting the game to a wider American audience

The Gaelic Players Association (GPA) has been working in the U.S. since 2011 when, under the direction of chief executive Dessie Farrell and chairman Donal Og Cusack, it set up an Advisory Board in New York to help develop a network of supporters for the work of the group, and to promote Gaelic games to a wider American audience.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 9:27 AM

Right-wing Glenn Beck regrets causing a division in the United States over controversial views

Glenn Beck has apparently realized that for years he's been one of the most politically polarizing figures in the nation.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 10:32 AM

Dan Gordon’s Belfast shipyard’s play “The Boat Factory” hits New York

When you consider how close the two communities in the North live to each other and how long they’ve fought, it’s a matter for wonder how little they actually know each other.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Sunday, June 9, 2013, 7:10 AM

Ten facts you didn't know about Irish wolfhounds

Here are ten things you didn't know about the Irish wolfhound breed.

By JAMES O’SHEA

Published Sunday, June 9, 2013, 8:27 AM

Trapattoni hails the genius of Keane ahead of New York clash with Spain

Giovanni Trapattoni hailed the genius of Robbie Keane after the Ireland captain’s latest record breaking exploits ahead of Tuesday night’s friendly with Spain in New York.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, June 8, 2013, 9:53 AM

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