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Ireland passes historic abortion bill allowing it in limited circumstances

Ireland’s parliament has passed an historic abortion bill by 127 votes to 31. It will now be sent to the rubber stamp Se...

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:17 AM

DNA links ‘Boston Strangler’ to 1964 murder of Mary Sullivan - VIDEO

The body of “The Boston Strangler” Albert DeSalvo will be exhumed following DNA tests that linked the killer to the 196...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:07 AM

Confessions of an older Irish step dancer

I’ve been an Irish dancer since before I could remember. My childhood is marked by hair curlers (later replaced by wigs)...

By KERRY O’SHEA

Published Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:04 AM

Loyalists ask us to respect their flag as they burn everyone else's?

International flags found on top of loyalist bonfires in Northern Ireland this week have reportedly included: the Irish ...

Published Friday, July 12, 2013, 8:19 AM

Chicago baseball attack took away Natasha McShane’s future says grandmother

Natasha McShane’s grandmother, Bernie, has said the Armagh woman’s “future has been taken away from her” following the ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:38 AM

Ireland’s anger over Anglo tapes shifts in the right direction to Irish government’s Department of Finance and Central Bank

The Anglo Irish Bank office sign being taken down from its main Stephen’s Green location in Dublin in 2011Public anger h...

Published Thursday, July 11, 2013, 8:20 AM

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev ‘smirks’ in court, pleads not guilty to Boston bombing

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the Boston Marathon bombings suspect, sat directly across from more than two dozen survivors of the ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:32 AM

Barely concealed racism comes to fore from GOP opponents in immigration debate

An immigration rally on Capitol HillThe immigration reform bill that recently made it out of the Senate with a big major...

Published Friday, July 12, 2013, 8:05 AM

Fox’s Bill O’Reilly seems to understand importance of immigration reform but is he anti-Catholic?

Bill O'ReillyBig news from the No Spin Zone Bill O’Reilly has come out in favor of immigration reform“Talking Points’ su...

Published Friday, July 12, 2013, 8:05 AM

Irish MP apologizes for pulling female deputy onto lap during abortion debate – VIDEO

An Irish politician has apologized after he pulled a female colleague onto his lap during Wednesday night’s abortion deb...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:51 AM

George Zimmerman does not take stand in Trayvon Martin case

George Zimmerman decided not to take the stand at his trial on Wednesday as the defense in his second-degree murder tria...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, July 12, 2013, 7:35 AM

Irish American Heritage Museum celebrates “The Irish and Horse Racing: John Morrissey”

The Irish American Heritage Museum presents its newest exhibit “The Irish and Horse Racing: John Morrissey” in downtown ...

By JANE WALSH

Published Thursday, July 11, 2013, 9:12 AM

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