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Multiculturalism comes to Ireland and the country is better for it

Published Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:34 AM

Record number of vacations to Ireland this year as The Gathering numbers add up

Tourism Ireland’s ‘The Gathering’ initiative is paying off as statistics from the first three months of 2013 indicate a 7.3 percent growth in overseas visitors to Ireland compared to 2012.

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:16 AM

'Stolen: Escape from Syria' explores how an Irish woman fled with daughter from violent ex-husband

When her six-year-old daughter May was abducted by her violent Syrian ex-husband, Dublin woman Louise Monaghan set off on a terrifying solo rescue mission that took her from her peaceful home to the smoking hellscape of war-torn Syria. She talks to Cahir O'Doherty about 'Stolen: Escape from Syria,' her new book about her nail biting escape from a nation at war and the estranged husband who kidnapped her daughter.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:08 AM

'The Emigrant Flame' from graveside of John F Kennedy en route to New Ross town

A flame taken from the Eternal Flame at the graveside of President John F. Kennedy at Arlington National Cemetery has arrived in Ireland.

By JANE WALSH

Published Friday, June 21, 2013, 8:01 AM

Feds find possible human remains at NY home of ‘Goodfellas’ Irish American mobster

Federal investigators have found human remains in a Queens, New York house that could be connected to James Burke, a Lucchese crime family associate known as "Jimmy the Gent."

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 21, 2013, 8:06 AM

Three Irish boys unharmed after shooting gun they found in abandoned house

Three young boys from Longford are lucky to be alive after they found and shot a loaded gun in the backyard where they were playing on June 19.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 21, 2013, 8:03 AM

Son of Jean McConville say IRA killers should stand trial for war crimes

Jean McConville’s IRA killers should stand trial at the Hague, her son has said.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:35 AM

Families of victims tell their harrowing tales at Boston gang boss Whitey Bulger trial

Forty years ago Diane Sussman de Tennen survived a violent gangland hit that left her boyfriend paralyzed and his friend dead.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:42 AM

Craic Gay & Lesbian Irish Film Festival doing groundbreaking work in New York

There have been hundreds of award winning Irish films and plays about love and marriage.

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Thursday, June 20, 2013, 4:22 PM

Former Playboy Playmate Colleen Shannon pleads guilty to immigrant smuggling

Colleen Shannon, a former Playboy centerfold model, has pled guilty to charges that she helped smuggle her Canadian boyfriend Robert Skojo into the US through upstate New York.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:57 AM

President Michael D. Higgins announces Ireland Fund surpassed fundraising record

Irish President Michael D. Higgins has announced that the Ireland Funds have set a new goal of $150 million for their Promising Ireland campaign after having smashed through the original $100 million target.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Friday, June 21, 2013, 7:55 AM

Back in LA, Irish soccer ace Robbie Keane shifts focus to World Cup qualifier

Robbie Keane is safely back in Los Angeles after another record breaking stint with Ireland, but the international team captain will do some California dreaming all of his own this summer.

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Friday, June 21, 2013, 8:07 AM

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