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Irish left wing politician slams government for ‘slobbering’ over Obamas during Irish visit - VIDEO

Independent TD Clare Daly offered some harsh comments to Taoiseach Enda Kenny while in the Dail on Wednesday, June 19 regarding First Lady Michelle Obama and her daughters Sasha and Malia’s recent visit to Ireland.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:04 AM

Kennedy mania grips Ireland as 50th anniversary of 1963 JFK visit arrives

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:19 AM

U2’s Bono joins Tony Bennett’s campaign for tougher U.S. gun laws - VIDEOS

Irish band U2’s frontman Bono, who previously joined forces with Tony Bennett on his “Duets” album in 2006, is now adding his voice to Voices Against Violence, a campaign supporting common sense gun laws.

By JANE WALSH

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:12 AM

Bishops continue to lobby against abortion – priests warn parishioners they are being mislead by Government

Every Catholic parish in Ireland was given a message from the church’s bishops on Sunday to contact public representatives to oppose government legislation on abortion.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:28 AM

Fine Gael politician and 9 others confirm they will not support Ireland’s new abortion bill

Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh said in an email to his colleagues on Wednesday, June 19 that he will be voting against the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill.

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:27 AM

Jill Meagher’s killer Adrian Bayley jailed for 34-years for rape and murder of Irish woman in Australia - VIDEO

Adrian Bayley has been jailed for a minimum of 35-years for the rape and murder of Irish woman Jill Meagher in Melbourne last September.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:50 AM

Minnesota man sues diocese over sexual abuse by Irish Catholic priest in 1982

A man, now in his 30s, is suing the Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota, claiming he was sexually abused by a Catholic Irish priest, Francis Markey, in 1982.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:43 AM

Son stabs his father at home before cutting off both his own hands - VIDEO

Neighbors were shocked by the gruesome scene that unfolded outside the Dunn family’s Redding, California home, on Monday. Jason Dunn (27) is believed to have stabbed his father Gregory before cutting both his own hands off at the wrist.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:46 AM

Donegal schoolboys present Obama family with specially designed bog oak pens

Schoolboy brothers Ronan and Conor McGarvey, who make pens from wood in their back garden, breached Ireland’s tightest security cordon and written the deal of their young business lives.

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013, 7:27 AM

How trips home to Donegal make me feel like Rip Van Winkle

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:04 AM

Get to know the lingo - A simple guide to modern Irish slang

Going on vacation to Ireland this summer? Do you really want to stand out in the crowds this year? You do? Sure. Who doesn’t? Am I right?

By BRYAN FITZGERALD

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:13 AM

Frustration continues for Rory McIlroy who says his U.S. Open outburst was a ‘silly thing to do’

Justin Rose won the U.S. Open title for England on Sunday and broke Phil Mickelson’s heart into the bargain, but the story for Irish golf fans, once again, centered on the enigma that is Rory McIlroy.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013, 8:01 AM

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