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Why The Gathering may be Ireland’s greatest tourist success

Irish Tourism Minister Leo Varadkar speaks at a Dublin Gathering event based on Riverdance in JulyThe genius of The Gath...

Published Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:06 AM

Barack Obama has made little progress for the lives of struggling black Americans (VIDEO)

President Obama delivering his speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial on WednesdayObama has tiptoed around the imag...

Published Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:36 AM

Eden Wood for hire ahead of Ireland’s child beauty contest (VIDEO)

The mother of an eight-year-old American child beauty star is hiring out her daughter as a private "pageant coach" ahead...

By NICK BRAMHILL

Published Thursday, August 29, 2013, 6:53 AM

U.S. firm seeks $167 million from Irish taxi man over botched oil deal

A Dublin taxi driver is being sued for $162m (€115m) by a U.S. based company over alleged unpaid fees relating to an oil...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:13 AM

Cardinal Timothy Dolan extols Martin Luther King Jr’s legacy (VIDEO)

The inspiring legacy of Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was recalled by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New Y...

By JANE WALSH

Published Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:12 AM

Sex survey shows that despite 'Catholic guilt' the Irish get frisky on vacation

A new survey shows that Irish people really let themselves go when they’re on vacation. ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:14 AM

New Boston Magazine photos show SWAT team tackle Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Newly released photographs show the moment SWAT officers seized Boston Bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:12 AM

Boasting nostalgic letter from Whitey Bulger up for auction on eBay

Another of Whitey Bulger’s prison letters is up for auction on eBay by his pen pal. In the recent letter Bulger reflects...

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:42 AM

From Bhutan to American Samoa diaspora apply for Certificates of Irish heritage

New figures show that 2,200 people around the world now own a Certificate of Irishness, including people in Samoa and Bh...

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:46 AM

'From Chitown to Beantown' Irish rally to raise money for Boston Bombing victims

Months have passed since the Boston bomb attacks, but for many of the wounded, the healing continues...

By JANE WALSH

Published Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:14 AM

UEFA threaten Shakhter Karagandy with discipline over ritual sheep slaughter

The Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) has threatened Kazakh football club Shakhter Karagandy with disciplin...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:23 AM

Sports digest: Mayo stays strong, back in GAA All-Ireland final

Mayo are back in the All-Ireland football final for the second time in 12 months after surviving an early scare against ...

By Cathal Dervan

Published Thursday, August 29, 2013, 7:22 AM

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