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Galway windsurfers set new Irish record - paddle to and from Aran Islands

Galway windsurfers Dan Gardner, Joseph Gallagher and Dan King have set a new Irish record for stand-up paddle boarding. They made the 95km trip to and from the Aran Islands off Ireland’s west coast.

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 8:41 AM

Pope Benedict XVI is very ill say close friends and clergy members based in Rome

Pope Benedict is in very poor physical condition and may not have long to live, reports say.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:13 AM

Irish hopes high as U.S. Senate commences immigration reform debate

The Senate begins its drive this week to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill that would offer legal status to millions of undocumented residents,

By DEBBIE MCGOLDRICK

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:18 AM

Strange men in black show up at Yankee Stadium as Ireland lose 2-0 against world champions Spain

“Come on you guys in black?” Yes, an Irish team famous for being the ‘Boys in Green” played in all black at Yankee stadium last night, looking like a team of referees who had lost their way on the Cross Bronx and found themselves playing the world champions Spain instead

By AMANDA DRISCOLL

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:24 AM

Police investigate plot to shoot Irish leader Enda Kenny over hospital closures in Mayo

Irish police have investigated a threat to shoot the Irish prime minister Enda Kenny, it has been reported.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:31 AM

Irish roots for many in fascist England Defense Team organization

A significant number of English Defense League (EDL) members are second generation Irish, the far-right group claimed this week.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 8:01 AM

The Bronx prepares for arrival of Irish J-1 students seeking slice of Big Apple

Thousands of Irish J-1 students have begun to arrive in the U.S. for a summer of adventure, as the annual deluge of third level students begins.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:50 AM

24-hour security planned for Belfast landmarks during G8 summit – VIDEO

Two major protests have been planned for Belfast this Saturday, the day before leaders of eight of the world's most powerful countries will meet at the Lough Erne Golf Resort in Co. Fermanagh.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:47 AM

‘It is not okay to rape and murder my child’ grief stricken dad of Jill Meagher tells accused

The family of murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher delivered an emotional victim impact statement this week, as they came face to face with her killer and rapist Adrian Ernest Bayley.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 7:44 AM

Irish American teen missing in Washington after embarking on naked 'spiritual quest' – VIDEO

Police in Washington are searching for a 19-year-old woman, missing since Sunday, who reportedly went on a trek wearing no shoes or clothing.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 8:06 AM

Waterford ghost shopping center originally worth $26.5 million now for sale for $365,500

A so-called ghost shopping center in County Waterford that was once valued at $26 million is to go on the block next month at a fraction of its value during the Celtic Tiger boom.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 8:03 AM

Irish roots for many in fascist England Defense Team organization

A significant number of English Defense League (EDL) members are second generation Irish, the far-right group claimed this week.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 8:01 AM

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