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IrishCentral.com and WorldIrish.com to join forces in new venture

IrishCentral.com and WorldIrish.com, the two largest Irish diaspora sites, have today announced a decision to merge....

By JAMES O'BRIEN

Published Monday, September 2, 2013, 7:39 AM

How Seamus Heaney avoided the traps of the Northern Irish conflict

In his art and life Seamus Heaney stayed at a distance, from the imprisoning claims of his home and homeland. ...

By CAHIR O'DOHERTY

Published Monday, September 2, 2013, 7:53 AM

My Gathering; Personal roots come alive in little Kerry town of Dingle -- Tracing the “mystic chords of memory” of my family long ago

Dingle, Co KerryDingle: In this marvellous summer of The Gathering in Ireland I had come to Dingle, my father’s ait duch...

Published Monday, September 2, 2013, 7:51 AM

Twenty-six Syrian refugees seeking asylum in Ireland

Twenty-six Syrians are seeking refugee status in Ireland as the violence in their home country continues to escalate....

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Monday, September 2, 2013, 8:44 AM

New Irish Ambassador to U.S lists immigration reform as a top priority

Anne Anderson, the new Irish Ambassador to the U.S., has listed immigration reform and economic ties between U.S. and Ir...

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Monday, September 2, 2013, 8:25 AM

Archbishop of Dublin remembers a poet whose life was ‘built around words’

The Archbishop of Dublin has led the tributes to poet Seamus Heaney ahead of his funeral in the city and burial in his n...

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Monday, September 2, 2013, 8:30 AM

Labor Day -- an 'Irish' holiday, as Irish created the union movement

This Labor Day spare a thought for McGuire, Maguire, Jones, Quill and Sweeney –- to name just a few of the many great Ir...

By PATRICIA MCCARTHY

Published Monday, September 2, 2013, 8:16 AM

Irish transgender teens sent to the UK for treatment by desperate parents

Irish teenagers with trans identities, who may at a later date want to change their sex, are being referred to a UK clin...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, September 1, 2013, 9:38 AM

New Jersey officials allow "Atheist" vanity plate after protest

The president of American Atheists has been allowed an "Atheist" vanity plate after his request had been rejected earlie...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, September 1, 2013, 9:02 AM

93-year-old breaks world record as oldest wingwalker above the Irish Sea

Walking on the wing of a plane in mid-flight is not something most people in their 90s have on their To-Do lists....

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Sunday, September 1, 2013, 10:47 AM

Top ten must-see Dublin city tourist highlights (PHOTOS)

Dublin’s fair city attracts visitors from around the globe. It takes a long time to explore all Dublin has to offer, but...

By MICHELLE K SMITH

Published Monday, September 2, 2013, 7:07 AM

Fighting Irish open with easy win at home over Temple

With senior Tommy Rees leading the way as quarterback, the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame put on a solid performance rolli...

By MATT KEOUGH

Published Sunday, September 1, 2013, 8:03 AM

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