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Obama to make historic speech on Northern Ireland in Belfast next week

President Obama will make a major speech about the Northern Irish situation at the Waterfront conference center in Belfast on Monday. He will be in Ireland for the G8 summit in Enniskillen next week.

By NIALL O'DOWD

Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7:35 AM

Pat Nee, former IRA operative, is key witness for Whitey Bulger in Boston trial

A former IRA operative in America is one of only two witnesses scheduled to appear for Whitey Bulger at his Boston trial.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7:11 AM

Paul Ryan recites 1850 Irish famine era poster to make case for immigration reform

Paul Ryan has emerged as an unexpected ally in the push for immigration reform. Appearing at a forum to push the bill forward on Monday Ryan provided a context for his interest in the issue.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7:42 AM

Samantha Power’s remarkable rise to become US Ambassador to the United Nations

The selection of Samantha Power as President Obama’s next U.S. ambassador to the United Nations caps a remarkable career to date for the young Irish emigrant.

By Irish Voice Editorial

Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7:16 AM

Brooklyn teacher avoids jail time after having sex with 16-year-old student

Erin Sayar, a middle school tutor from Brooklyn, NY is avoiding jail time after having sex with one of her then 16-year-old male students in December 2011.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7:15 AM

Two women arrested in Limerick after topless brawl nearby to an elementary school

Two women in Limerick were arrested following a brutal brawl outside of an elementary school last week.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7:13 AM

Belfast’s Lord Mayor Máirtin Ó Muilleoir endorses Christine Quinn in mayoral bid

During his recent visit to New York City, Lord Mayor of Belfast Máirtin Ó Muilleoir took time to visit to Gracie Mansion where he endorsed Irish American mayoral candidate Christine Quinn’s campaign to become the next mayor of New York.

By IrishCentral Intern

Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7:16 AM

For Bloomsday, the emotional rollercoaster of trying to read James Joyce - PHOTOS

As Bloomsday, the day on which Leopold Bloom took his famous journey through Dublin in James Joyce’s novel “Ulysses” approaches on June 16, Joyce fans get ready to celebrate one of Ireland’s most famous authors.

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7:14 AM

U2, Springsteen release acoustic versions of ‘Sunday Bloody Sunday’ & ‘The Promised Land’ - VIDEO

On June 14, Bono’s worldwide ONE Campaign released videos of new acoustic versions of classic protest songs by U2 and Bruce Springsteen and other famous artists.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7:16 AM

The hottest Irish and Irish American dads in Hollywood

Here's our pick of the hottest Irish and Irish American dads in Hollywood.

By ANTOINETTE KELLY

Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 8:31 AM

Jamie Kavanagh wins, Seanie Monaghan signs with Top Rank

Lightweight Jamie Kavanagh (14-0-1, 6 KOs) defeated Adolfo Landeros (22-31-2) by TKO at the Home Depot Center in Carson, California, on Saturday night after the referee stopped the fight after the end of the third round.

By DECLAN O'KELLY

Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 7:18 AM

McIlroy matches the Tiger to stay in the hunt as Mickelson leads the US Open

Rory McIlroy has set his sights firmly on another US Open title as Phil Mickelson continues to lead the way in Philadelphia.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 8:03 AM

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