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Ireland will have no Catholic priests in twenty years predicts a senior cleric

Catholic priests in Ireland will have almost disappeared within the next two decades, a leading cleric has claimed.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 6:51 AM

BBC defends Danny Baker’s anti-Irish tweet in wake of Boston bombing

The BBC has refused to apologise for an anti-Irish tweet by presenter Danny Baker in the aftermath of the Boston bombing last April.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 6:44 AM

Top ten reasons Ireland is the best place on earth when the sun shines - PHOTOS

Everyone in Ireland rejoiced last week when June arrived with scorching summer temperatures.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 6:31 AM

Police seize weapons and explosives in Derry ahead of G8 Summit world leaders meeting

Police in Northern Ireland have seized weapons and explosives during security sweeps on Monday, ahead of the gathering of world leaders, including President Barack Obama at the G8 Summit, in Enniskillen.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:37 AM

Independent TDs Clare Daly and Mick Wallace join protesters at Shannon airport over U.S. rendition flights

Two Irish Independent government ministers joined protesters at Shannon Airport yesterday for a monthly rally opposing the continuing use of the mid-west aerodrome by the US military.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:31 AM

Former Galway hotel owner jailed for six years over rape of employee after staff party

Ireland's eyebrow raising reputation for light sentencing for alleged rapists was bolstered again this week when a former Galway hotel owner was given a six year sentence for the rape of an employee following a staff party.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:40 AM

Irish government accused of funding abortion groups in Ethiopia as debate on Irish law continues

Irish government aid to Ethiopia has been used in part to support agencies which fund abortion, it has emerged.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:27 AM

Irish Dorchester community remembers Martin Richard murdered in Boston Marathon bombing

A Mass celebrated on what would have been Boston bombing victim Richard Martin’s 9th birthday was standing room only at St. Ann Church in Neponset, Massachusetts.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:22 AM

Lawyer for Guilford Four will represent John Downey in IRA Hyde Park bombing case

The British lawyer Gareth Peirce, famed for helping free the Guildford Four and Birmingham Six, will represent John Downey, who is accused for killing four British soldiers in the IRA 1982 Hyde Park bombings.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:10 AM

Commentator claims Gerry Adams and Bobby Sands are of Scottish Protestant extraction

An Irish-American commentator has claimed that Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and hunger striker Bobby Sands are both of Scots Irish stock.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:02 AM

Enniskillen exhibition highlights former US president Bill Clinton’s role in Irish peace process

Former US President Bill Clinton’s role in the Irish peace process is being highlighted this week at a major exhibition at the Clinton Centre in Enniskillen coinciding with the centre’s summer school.

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7:56 AM

New York diaspora raise $210,000 for Kerry GAA's ambitious Centre of Excellence at Currans

A recent fundraising trip by Kerry GAA officials in New York has managed to raise $210,000, (€158,538) for a Centre of Excellence at Currans.

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 8:07 AM

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