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Anglo Irish Bank big admits they hoodwinked Irish government over bailout amount

In a sensational development, John Bowe, one of Anglo Irish’s top bankers, told a colleague in a recorded phone call that he pulled the $9.2 billion figure to bail out the bank “out of his arse”

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7:15 AM

Irish tricolor burnt by mob outside Orange Lodge in Liverpool as anti-Irish racism on the rise - VIDEO

The Irish community in Merseyside, Liverpool, have complained to the police as footage of a mob torching the Irish flag outside an Orange Lodge was posted last week.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7:21 AM

Why Irish roads will drive you wild - the ten top reasons revealed - PHOTOS

Irish roads and driving in Ireland generally get a bad rap internationally.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7:04 AM

Major boost for immigration reform as Border security vote is passed in Senate

American immigration law reform is a step closer after a landmark vote to bolster security along the USA-Mexico border cleared a key procedural hurdle.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7:43 AM

Hundreds turn out in Newry to mourn New York hit-and-run victim Kevin Bell – VIDEO

Hundreds of mourners lined the streets of Cloughoge village in Newry, Co. Down on Saturday to pay their respects to tragic New York hit-and-run victim Kevin Bell.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7:57 AM

Anglo Bank chief told staff to abuse the bank guarantee scheme but not to get caught

Executives at Anglo Irish Bank laughed about ‘abusing’ the bank guarantee scheme that crippled the Celtic Tiger – with one singing a comedy version of the German national anthem to colleagues.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7:30 AM

Politicians seek to block Irish president from signing abortion bill

A government party member of the Irish parliament is leading the attempt to force the President of Ireland to call a referendum on plans to legislate for abortion.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 8:11 AM

Fine Gael Minister backs calls for free parliamentary vote and referendum on abortion issue

A Fine Gael Minister has urged Irish PM Enda Kenny not to take any action against party colleagues who vote against the proposed abortion legislation.

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 7:50 AM

Michael Savage blasts ‘Leprechaun’ Bill O’Reilly over his newfound support of immigration reform – VIDEO

Right wing radio pundit Michael Savage tore into Bill O’Reilly this weekend after the Fox host endorsed the Senate’s efforts to overhaul the country's immigration laws.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 8:27 AM

Former Boston resident loses only child at accident black spot in Ireland

The father of a girl who died on her way home from practicing for a concert for the Irish Prime Minister is calling on Enda Kenny to bolster his battle to make the road safe for other children.

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 8:04 AM

Donald Trump says Edward Snowden has “hurt” US China relations and calls for his “execution” - VIDEO

Donald Trump has doubt who's to blame for the United States' apparent inability to get National Security Agency (NSA) leaker Edward Snowden back in the country to face charges.

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 8:21 AM

New York GAA roundup: Senior Hurling Championship new kids on the block set down a marker

Long Island Gaels laid down a marker for this year’s Senior Hurling Championship with an impressive victory over Galway last Sunday.

By EAMON DONOGHUE

Published Monday, June 24, 2013, 8:15 AM

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