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New York mayoral race turns nasty over unspent pension funds in Northern Ireland

Irish American Christine Quinn, leading the race for New York mayor, has slammed her main opponent Bill Thompson over hi...

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:03 AM

It’s Sean Hannity versus Megyn Kelly showdown for Fox says Drudge

Well placed sources within the Fox News Channel have told the Drudge Report that conservative star Sean Hannity will be ...

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Published Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:39 AM

Welcome home, Irish immigrant of 47 years blinded by bottle attack

A woman who returned to Ireland on vacation 47 years after she immigrated to Canada may lose her eye after she was caugh...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, August 9, 2013, 6:05 AM

Amnesty joins families of Omagh bomb victims to demand new inquiry

The families of the victims of the Omagh bombing have told the press this week they plan to take legal action against th...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:41 AM

Russia's anti-gay crackdown looks like a pogrom

Let's start by calling the anti-gay crackdown in Russia what it looks like to the world, an objectionable modern day pog...

Published Friday, August 9, 2013, 9:35 AM

Fears grow for Irish hostess missing for over ten days in Ibiza

The Irish family of a woman missing in Ibiza for the past 12 days remain “confident” of finding her....

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:22 AM

'Largest facilitator of child porn on the planet' could be released without proper paperwork

The United States authorities are seeking the extradition of a 28-year-old Irishman, who an FBI special agent described ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, August 9, 2013, 6:00 AM

Belfast traffic warden issues ticket to dead man in minivan

An unaware traffic warden ticketed a minvan containing a dead body that was parked in a taxi rank outside of Jury's Hote...

By GAVIN MCCARTHY

Published Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:49 AM

Survivor of Arizona fires describes moment after hearing his 19 brethren were dead (VIDEO)

Brendan McDonough (21) was the only one of the Granite Mountain Hotshots firefighters crew who survived the Arizona wild...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, August 9, 2013, 6:00 AM

Californian hunger strikes inspired by IRA prison leader Bobby Sands

The legacy of Irish Republican hunger striker Bobby Sands has inspired a prison protest over 6000 miles from his birthpl...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, August 9, 2013, 7:09 AM

Spanish documents suggest Irish arrived in America before Columbus

While Christopher Columbus is generally credited with having discovered America in 1492, a 1521 Spanish report provides ...

By KERRY O'SHEA

Published Friday, August 9, 2013, 8:09 AM

Chelsea and Real Madrid final ends major success of Guinness ICC

International Champions Cup played in Spain and the US a major signal of the strong support for soccer in America....

By JANE WALSH

Published Friday, August 9, 2013, 6:00 AM

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