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Vice President Biden, Ireland Funds lead U.S. reaction to Seamus Heaney’s death

Vice President Biden and the American Ireland Fund have led the U.S. reaction to Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney’ death....

By KATE HICKEY

Published Saturday, August 31, 2013, 7:27 AM

Fugitive lawyer arrested in Brazil over Irish property fraud crimes

Irish lawyer Michael Lynn has been arrested in Brazil and is scheduled to appear before the High Court there as part of ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, August 31, 2013, 7:57 AM

The Gathering effect: 20.5 percent more Americans vacation in Ireland

The next time your cousins in Kerry tell you that they’ve never seen so many Yanks around town, they’re not exaggerating...

By Irish Central Staff Writers

Published Saturday, August 31, 2013, 7:28 AM

Irishman’s funeral interrupted by stewardess, airplane radio picked up in Church

Brendan Duffy’s friends and family knew they would need to brace themselves as they paid their final respects at his fun...

By

Published Saturday, August 31, 2013, 7:31 AM

Peruvian law could mean less prison time for drug mule Michaella McCollum Connolly

Michelle McCollum Connolly and her co-accused companion Melissa Reid could benefit from a proposed new law currently bef...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, August 31, 2013, 8:24 AM

Acquitted Texas death-row inmate inspires Irish teens in Dublin

A former death row inmate has shared his harrowing story of spending two decades in prison, until he was proven innocent...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Saturday, August 31, 2013, 7:30 AM

Stress of former Hunger Striker’s Priory Hall apartment drove father to suicide

The partner of a Dublin man who committed suicide in July has written a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny, asking him to in...

By Irish Central Staff Writers

Published Saturday, August 31, 2013, 7:33 AM

Single mother almost loses lottery fortune after throwing ticket in trash

Talk about throwing cash in the trash – a single mother in Galway almost lost out on €258,528 when she unwittingly tosse...

By Irish Central Staff Writers

Published Saturday, August 31, 2013, 7:32 AM

Dublin to remember James Larkin on hundredth anniversary of lock-out

Ireland will pay tribute to the heroes of the 1913 Dublin lockout on Saturday – one hundred years after James Larkin de...

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, August 31, 2013, 8:44 AM

New book claims 1916 Rising leader Patrick Pearse was camera shy

A NEW book insists 1916 Easter Rising leader Patrick Pearse was camera-shy and was determined to be photographed only fr...

By Paddy Clancy

Published Saturday, August 31, 2013, 7:34 AM

Suicide numbers down slightly in Ireland in first three months of 2013

New statistics show a slight decline in the suicide rate in Ireland as experts warn that the recession will continue to ...

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Saturday, August 31, 2013, 8:37 AM

Irish rugby legends gear up for Limerick Gathering festival

Some of the best known names in Irish and international rugby have been confirmed as participants in a newly announced f...

By JANE WALSH

Published Saturday, August 31, 2013, 7:36 AM

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