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Pope Francis confirms ‘gay lobby’ and corruption in Vatican during private meeting

Pope Francis reportedly made comments during a private meeting with Latin American Catholic clerics where he acknowledged there is a “gay lobby” in the Vatican and that there is a “stream of corruption” present.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013, 6:59 AM

Samantha Power broke down in tears and apologized at meeting of Israeli lobby

Irish-born Samantha Power has been accused of selling out to the Israeli lobby in order to become UN Ambassador.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013, 6:58 AM

Planning a Trip to Ireland? Avail of our new IrishCentral Travel Deal of the Week

From now on, every week, IrishCentral travel site will host a new deal.

By JANE WALSH

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013, 7:10 AM

New Ross prepares to welcome 20,000 victors for JFK50 celebrations in Wexford - VIDEO

Organizers of the JFK50 Homecoming in New Ross are anticipating upwards of 20,000 visitors for the festival on June 22, which will mark the 50th anniversary of the JFK’s trip to Ireland.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013, 7:37 AM

Irish government reaches agreement on landmark new abortion law

Taoiseach Enda Kenny said on Wednesday June 12 that the Irish government had reached its final decisions regarding abortion legislation in Ireland and that the final rulings were to be published that evening.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013, 7:41 AM

Diaspora should work both ways - time for global Irish to vote

Published Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 8:34 AM

Family of murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher shares devastation during hearing

The man who raped and murdered Irish woman Jill Meagher has been described as one of the most depraved sex offenders in Australia.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013, 7:43 AM

Search suspended for missing Irish American teen who wandered off naked from campsite

Police in Washington said on Wednesday that they have suspended the search for 19-year-old Maureen Kelly, who reportedly walked off from a campsite on Sunday wearing nothing but a fanny pack.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013, 8:11 AM

Dublin City University award honorary degrees to Irish community leaders in New York

Friends, family and political leaders gathered in NYU on Tuesday evening to witness Irish-born hotelier John Fitzpatrick and lobbyist and attorney Brian O’Dwyer receive honorary doctorate degrees from Dublin City University.

By MOLLY MULDOON

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013, 7:32 AM

Irish American girl Sarah Murnaghan finally gets new lungs after judge’s order

On Wednesday June 12, little Sarah Murnaghan got the miracle she had been waiting for - a new set of lungs.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013, 7:44 AM

U2’s Bono looks to influence upcoming G8 Summit with musical project 'agit8'

U2’s Irish frontman Bono has brought together some of music’s biggest names to join in his agit8 project, which is looking to influence leaders at next week’s G8 Summit in Fermanagh, Northern Ireland through music.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013, 8:22 AM

Graeme McDowell feels prepared for upcoming U.S. Open

Graeme McDowell had nothing but good things to say about the Merion course after 18 holes on the Pennsylvania lay-out on Monday.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Thursday, June 13, 2013, 8:23 AM

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