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The best and worst of Ireland in the summer of the Gathering 2013

I just returned from Ireland and its heatwave and have several observations to make -- as usual some of them complimenta...

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 7:14 AM

Top Irish hospital will refuse to carry out abortions despite new law

One of Ireland’s top hospitals, the Mater, should not be expected to perform abortions in accordance with the recently ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 7:11 AM

New York Irish bars join LGBT community in boycotting Russian vodka

New York's Irish bars have a message for President Vladimir Putin: target Russia's gay community with draconian new laws...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 7:22 AM

New York investor group earned $3 million for failing to act on Northern Ireland promise

A high profile 2008 initiative that would have poured $150 million into cash strapped areas of Northern Ireland never sa...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 7:47 AM

2016 Presidential contender Peter King wants to 'remind Republicans who we are'

On Monday Congressman Pete King wound up a two-day trip to New Hampshire to test the presidential waters. His mission wi...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 7:36 AM

Declassified British documents reveal secret interrogation center in Derry

Declassified British documents show there was a secret interrogation centre in Ballykelly, Co Derry in the early 1970s d...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 6:10 AM

JFK’s final days, addiction to amphetamine, how Marilyn confessed to Jackie

For a time during her reported affair with John F. Kennedy screen goddess Marilyn Monroe, who suffered periodically from...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 7:33 AM

Protestant students lag behind their Catholic counterparts in Northern Ireland

Protestant students lag behind their Catholic counterparts in terms of academic achievement in schools all across Northe...

By GAVIN MCCARTHY

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 6:00 AM

Pathogen that caused Irish potato blight lives on and is now more vicious

The plant pathogen that contributed to the Irish potato famine in the 1840s lives on today with a different genetic blue...

By JANE WALSH

Published Tuesday, August 6, 2013, 7:40 AM

One third of Irish people believe Leprechauns exist

One third of Irish people believe that leprechauns exist, according to a new survey conducted by Cooley Distillery...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 8:03 AM

One Direction en route to being the first billion-dollar boyband

Irish-British boyband One Direction is now en route to breaking a new record, heading towards a net worth of $1 billion....

By GAVIN MCCARTHY

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 7:48 AM

Rory McIlroy still searching for confidence ahead of PGA challenge at Oak Hill

Rory McIlroy heads into the PGA Championship this week at a low ebb. Twelve months ago the Northern Irish golfer finishe...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, August 7, 2013, 6:00 AM

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