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Prime Minister Kenny says he is a Catholic but not a Catholic leader during abortion debate

Speaking in the Dail on Wednesday June 12, Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that while he is a Catholic, he is not a Catholic Taoiseach.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 6:59 AM

Many Irish J-1 students in dire straits as they struggle to find housing and work in U.S.

Nothing could match the feeling of excitement and exhilaration as myself and seven friends neared the end of the tortuous US immigration procedures in Dublin Airport.

By CIARAN D’ARCY

Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 7:22 AM

Hollywood company seeks Irish immigrant working in U.S to star in new TV series - VIDEO

A major production company based in LA is searching for Irish immigrants who work in physically demanding jobs to star in an upcoming series.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 7:26 AM

Irish Health Service finds medical staff did not recognize gravity of Savita Halappanavar's condition

The Irish Health Service Executive (HSE) Clinical Review into the death of Savita Halappanavar has written that there was 'a lack of recognition of the gravity of the situation and the increasing risk to the life of the mother.'

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 7:49 AM

Irish bishops call on priests to respond to new abortion legislation from the pulpit during weekend Mass

The Catholic Church will chastise the Irish state from the pulpit this weekend when, at the request of the bishops, priests across the country will read out their latest response to the Irish government's proposed legislation on abortion at Masses this weekend.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 7:47 AM

Colum McCann - An Irishman in New York and a bona fide literary star

'TransAtlantic' is Colum McCann’s follow-up to his wildly successful Let the Great World Spin. Now navigating a strange new world of celebrity, New York Times profiles and standing room only readings from coast to coast, McCann has become a bona fide literary star. Cahir O'Doherty talks to the Dublin-born writer about the historical figures who have inspired his latest work, and his decision to write about Ireland directly for the first time in over a decade.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:16 AM

Marco Rubio: 'If immigration bill gives Cubans immigration rights, it kills the bill. I'm done' - VIDEO

Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:19 AM

Defense claims James ‘Whitey’ Bulger was 'never an informant' because of his Irish heritage

Alleged Boston mob kingpin James Whitey Bulger's lawyer JW Carney has offered a novel defense of his client this week.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 7:43 AM

Irish farmers to stage anti-fracking protest ahead of G8 summit

Irish Farmers are taking to the road in advance of the G8 summit to protest fracking in Ireland.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:03 AM

Waterford community in mourning as sea tragedy claims 3 brothers in fishing accident

A shocking tragedy hit the small fishing village of Passage East in County Waterford on Wednesday when three brothers drowned at sea.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 7:58 AM

A throwback to Irish penal times as Clare’s first Hedge School in more than 150 years is established

A Loop Head Tourism have launched an initiative named "Summer on the Loop” which will feature a range of activities and events across the Loop Head Peninsula in County Clare, recently named ‘Best Place to Holiday in Ireland’ by the Irish Times.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:33 AM

Rory McIlroy shoots even par while Irish amateur unknown hits 71

Rory McIlroy was even par after poor light stopped play on the 11th hole at the US Open on Thursday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 8:36 AM

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