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Seamus Heaney Nobel Prize winner dies aged 74

Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney has died, at age 74, at the Blackrock Clinic in Dublin. He had won the Nobel Prize in 1995...

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:14 AM

89,000 left Ireland in year to April 2013, 6 percent left for United States

A person emigrates from Ireland every six minutes according to new figures released by the Central Statistics Office....

By JANE WALSH

Published Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:07 AM

The trouble with Christine Quinn’s strange run for New York mayor

What's gone wrong on Christine Quinn's New York mayorial campaign? (Photo: MSN)Christine Quinn must be wondering what sh...

Published Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:21 AM

Plans for largest mosque in Ireland given go ahead

The Irish Planning Board has given the green light to developers to build Ireland's largest mosque at Clongriffin in nor...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:57 AM

Teen “Slane girl” makes sexual assault complaint

Police have launched an investigation into assault allegations made by a teen girl who was captured on video performing ...

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Published Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:39 AM

Michaella McCollum Connolly could be free in two years if she pleads guilty

The attorney for the Irish woman being held in Peru on drug smuggling charges has said she and her co-accused could be f...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:46 AM

American mother's wallet and phone stolen while she gave birth in Limerick

A mother had her wallet, smart phone, and credit cards stolen while she was giving birth at one of the main maternity ho...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:18 AM

Bill O'Reilly says no GOPs invited to March On Washington anniversary (VIDEO)

Fox News pundit Bill O'Reilly claimed on his show on Wednesday that 'no Republicans and no conservatives were invited' t...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:53 AM

Enda Kenny condemns chemical attacks as Syrians take to Dublin streets

As United Nations (U.N.) chemical weapons inspectors continue to investigate the civilian massacre in Damascus on Augus...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:46 AM

1,300-year-old medieval monastery discovered in Donegal of major national importance

Archaeologists have described their latest find of a medieval monastic enclosure at Drumholm, near Ballintra, Co Donegal...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:24 AM

Oscar-tipped Michael Fassbender to star in Shakespeare’s “Macbeth”

Michael Fassbender’s career is moving along quite nicely these days. He’s got two highly anticipated movies set for rel...

By Debbie McGoldrick

Published Friday, August 30, 2013, 7:59 AM

Sports Digest: Andy Keogh vents fury against Giovanni Trapattoni

Ireland's preparations for the make or break World Cup double header against Sweden and Austria have been rocked by anot...

By Cathal Dervan

Published Friday, August 30, 2013, 8:00 AM

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