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Irish aid worker attempts suicide in Calcutta after saying she was raped on 21st birthday

An Irish aid worker who has claimed she was raped in India by a businessman on the night she celebrated her 21st birthday has attempted suicide.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, June 10, 2013, 7:16 AM

Boston Irish Immigration Center continues to lie about their role in turning woman into State Department

Published Monday, June 10, 2013, 7:34 AM

"First Woman Bishop" elected as one of Ireland's four main church leaders - VIDEO

Reverend Dr Heather Morris will become the president of the Methodist Church on Wednesday, the first time a female cleric has been elected one of Ireland's four main church leaders.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, June 10, 2013, 7:20 AM

Immigration reform bill gets huge boost as Republican Senator Ayotte says she will vote in favour

The bid to reform America’s dated immigration laws has received a major boost with New Hampshire Republican Senator Kelly Ayotte set to back the bill proposing sweeping changes.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, June 10, 2013, 7:38 AM

‘Singing Priest’ who pleaded guilty gets 15 months extra jail time for more abuse of boys

Tony Walsh, a former priest known as the ‘Singing Priest’, is currently serving a 16-year sentence for the rape and abuse of school boys and has had a further 15 months added to his sentence due to two more victims coming forward.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Monday, June 10, 2013, 8:08 AM

Republican politician calls for removal - English flag airbrushed from G8 brochure of Enniskillen

The Fermanagh District Council have admitted to Photoshopping the English flag, St George’s flag, out of an image of Enniskillen Castle featured in a public brochure, being distributed during the G8 Summit.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, June 10, 2013, 8:05 AM

Israeli government accuses Ireland of blocking ban on Hezbollah

Israel has accused Ireland of blocking its demand that terror group Hezbollah be put on an international blacklist.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, June 10, 2013, 7:47 AM

294 deaths in Ireland caused by heat waves in the past 30 years says report

Irish weather is known for being wet, windy, and generally miserable, so it may come as a surprise to many to learn that 294 deaths are believed to have been caused by heat waves in the country over the past 30 years.

By NICOLA MURPHY

Published Monday, June 10, 2013, 8:00 AM

Adolf Hitler loved Irish folk music

Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler loved Irish folk music and recently-released historical photographs reveal that famous Irish musician Sean Dempsey played for him in 1936.

By PATRICK ROBERTS

Published Sunday, June 9, 2013, 10:50 AM

Scorching summer sunshine leads to road closures as Ireland takes to the beach

Irish police had to close roads such was the volume of traffic heading to the beach on Sunday – but the good weather is set to break.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, June 10, 2013, 7:33 AM

Irish Wolfhounds have their own special Gathering in Ireland

This weekend, in association with The Gathering Ireland 2013, Farmleigh House, in Dublin’s Phoenix Park, will host the Irish Wolfhound Championship Show.

By JANE WALSH

Published Sunday, June 9, 2013, 7:07 AM

Giovanni Trapattoni is looking forward to New York Yankee Stadium match against Spain

Giovanni Trapattoni clearly wants to do the right thing by any Irish soccer fans heading to Yankee Stadium in New York next Tuesday night for the final installment of quite an eventful season for the Boys in Green and their Italian manager.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Sunday, June 9, 2013, 9:39 AM

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