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Good Morning America says Sasha and Malia Obama bored stiff while in Ireland - Schedule heavy on history lectures and searching for ancient roots blamed- VIDEO

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7:19 AM

Massive outpouring of support as $65,000 raised for family of hit-and-run victim Kevin Bell

Friends of Kevin Bell, the young Irishman killed by a hit and run driver in The Bronx, have raised over $65,000 for his family in a single night in his home town of Newry, County Down.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7:22 AM

FBI starts digging for human remains at home of late Irish American mobster James Burke

The FBI began digging for human remains at the former home owned by late mobster James “Jimmy The Gent” Burke in Queens on Monday.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7:26 AM

Dating website for ‘homosensible’ Catholic priests being run out of the Vatican

A dating website for closeted gay priests has been operating out of the Vatican for a number of months now. Described as a service for 'homosensible Roman Catholic priests' it's a development that seems designed to enrage conservative members of the church.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7:47 AM

American dance teacher and Ulster husband held on charges of possession of powerful explosives

A former American dance teacher and the Irish husband she once reportedly wrote a romantic novel about have been charged with possession of military-grade explosives and other terrorist offenses allegedly connected to dissident republicans.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7:52 AM

Irish Human Rights Commission calls for comprehensive Magdalene redress scheme

The Irish Human Rights Commission has called on the government to establish a comprehensive redress scheme for survivors of the Magdalene Laundries.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7:37 AM

Michelle Obama and daughters visit Glendalough before lunch with Bono

First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama concluded her eventful two-day trip to Ireland with a traditional Irish lunch in Dublin in the company of U2's Bono.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7:50 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

Objections expected as bid to erect wind turbines in Dublin Bay begins

A $3billion plan has been unveiled to build 145 wind turbines in Dublin Bay – visible from Wicklow town to Rush.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 8:05 AM

Naked camper who went on ‘spiritual quest’ still missing in Washington – VIDEO

Fears are growing over the wellbeing of a 19-year-old woman who went on a ‘spiritual quest’ into the wilderness, wearing only a fanny pack.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 7:54 AM

The 2012 Irish Legal 100 unveiled in Washington DC

The 2012 Irish Legal 100 will be unveiled at a ceremony in the Irish Embassy in Washington DC on Thursday.

By JANE WALSH

Published Thursday, October 25, 2012, 12:32 PM

Fan and media indignation at Celtics coach Doc Rivers is hypocritical

Published Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 8:19 AM

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