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No such thing as "No Irish Need Apply" signs argues history professor

Richard Jensen retired Professor of History, University of Illinois, Chicago wrote a provocative piece referred to by a reader arguing that the No Irish Need Apply signs were a myth. Here is an abridged version of his article.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, June 16, 2013, 7:52 AM

Shock as Irish priest praises Prime Minister’s stand on allowing abortion in some circumstances

A leading Irish priest has praised Prime Minister Enda Kenny for his stand on the abortion issue – at a time when church leaders have slammed the Fine Gael leader.


Published Sunday, June 16, 2013, 8:10 AM

Father's Day Recipe: Steak and Eggs with Beer and Molasses

This Father's Day, make your dad a delicious breakfast of grilled steak and eggs with beer and molasses.


Published Sunday, June 16, 2013, 7:27 AM

Irish politician receives death threat after criticising Catholic Church stance on abortion

A member of the Irish parliament has claimed he has received a death threat over his support for the proposed change to Ireland’s abortion laws.


Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 9:20 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

Bloomsday to become a global event this year

Bloomsday will be an international affair this year, with readings of James Joyce’s Ulysses to take place in 25 different cities across the globe.


Published Saturday, June 15, 2013, 10:31 AM

New study show Irish in 1950s and 1980s may have left because they suffered abuse

A new study has found that some older Irish emigrants may have left the country because they suffered abuse.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, June 16, 2013, 7:07 AM

First Rory Staunton scholarship to be awarded by Grab the Torch organization

In honor and memory of Rory Staunton’s extraordinary life and inspirational passion for leadership and ethics which compelled him at such a young age, youth leadership group Grab the Torch is establishing a $2,000 scholarship in Rory’s name for one high school student to attend the Grab the Torch Camp in Bethel, ME from July 14-­‐19, 2013.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, June 16, 2013, 8:27 AM

Surf instructor cleared over death of American tourist on beach

A surfing instructor has been acquitted of dangerous driving causing the death of an American tourist on a beach.

By IrishCentral Staff Writer

Published Sunday, June 16, 2013, 7:06 AM

The Irish are known for being friendly to others, but are we friendly to each other?

Recently I have been on the lookout for a new apartment, and as anyone who has ever moved in New York knows, it’s not ever an easy or stressless task. I had done the usual -Craigslist, The Lee List (an email network within the artists community), and ‘Gypsy housing’ a group created on Facebook for sublets in the city.


Published Sunday, June 16, 2013, 7:05 AM

Remembering JFK in Ireland and the legacy of the Kennedy clan 50 years later

While much of the world will pause this November and commemorate the five decades that have passed since the assassination of President John F. Kennedy the Irish, as only the Irish can do, are remembering and celebrating the 50th anniversary of his historic June 26-29, 1963 four day state visit to Ireland with 12 months of events and remembrances on both sides of the Atlantic.


Published Sunday, June 16, 2013, 7:05 AM

GPA continues to deliver relief to Sandy-ravaged Irish American community of Breezy Point

GAA all-stars from Ireland came to introduce Gaelic Football to the people of Breezy Point and raise much needed funds for the community on Saturday.


Published Thursday, June 13, 2013, 7:42 AM

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