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Body of Irish immigrant tossed in medical examiner's van alongside trash

The Irish community in New York are mourning the loss of Kevin Bell, a young Irish immigrant who died in a tragic hit-and-run accident early Sunday morning in the Bronx.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7:27 AM

Michelle Obama and daughters trace their Irish roots at Trinity College during stay - VIDEO

First Lady Michelle Obama visited Dublin with her daughters, Sasha and Malia on Monday where she attended several events that coincide with the G8 Summit in Co Fermanagh which President Obama is attending.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7:19 AM

JFK50 Emigrant Flame ceremony to take place at Arlington Cemetery before journey to Ireland

An historic moment in Irish American history will take place today, at the graveside of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery, when a flame will be taken from the Eternal Flame to be transported to Ireland, to mark the fiftieth anniversary of his memorable visit to Ireland in June 1963.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7:30 AM

Former church spokesman criticised for using primary school kids to promote anti-abortion stance

A former spokesman for the Archbishop of Dublin has been forced to apologise after distributing pro-life leaflets to primary school students.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7:44 AM

President Obama urges all of Northern Ireland to back the peace process - VIDEO

President Obama has landed in Belfast and has delivered a strong speech urging Northern Ireland leaders to stay the course on the peace process.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Monday, June 17, 2013, 8:19 AM

Daily Mail unloads on 'drunken young' Paddys with booze-baiting rant - British tabloid continues its anti Irish attitude

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 8:04 AM

Pardoned Irish soldier who fought against Nazis attends memorial in Dublin

This week 92-year-old Phillip Farrington, one of the last surviving Irish soldiers who was granted a pardon after fighting against Nazi Germany, laid a wreath at the Irish National War Memorial to remember his comrades.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 8:09 AM

North’s Minister for Finance accuses Republic of ‘stealing’ UK tax revenue

Northern Ireland’s Finance Minister has sparked a cross border war of warns after claiming the Republic ‘steals’ UK revenue via American corporations like Google and Apple.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 8:11 AM

Pygmy woman offered asylum retrial in Dublin court after ‘fetish priestess’ ordeal

A pygmy woman who claims she was ordered to become a fetish priestess in Botswana is to take a new case to remain as an asylum seeker in Ireland.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7:48 AM

Irish kids receive almost $700 in Holy Communion gifts as parents fork out over $900 for sacrament

Irish Catholic children receive almost $700 (€521) in gifts for their First Holy Communion, while parents shelled out almost $900 (€713) for their child’s big day in 2013.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 8:16 AM

Miss Connecticut Erin Brady wins Miss USA 2013 pageant in Vegas - VIDEO

Miss Connecticut Erin Brady was crowned Miss USA 2013 at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday. She will represent the U.S. in the Miss Universe pageant in the winter.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 8:31 AM

Friday night lights beckon for GAA in historic All-Ireland qualifiers move

GAA history will be made at the end of June when the All-Ireland football qualifier between Carlow and Laois will be played on a Friday night.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7:39 AM

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