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Sir Bob Geldof to become the first Irishman in space in 2014

Geldof is set to travel into space as a passenger on a commercial flight...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7:55 AM

Collapse of Christine Quinn mayoral vote leaves Irish American support shocked

Christine Quinn delivering her concession speech on Tuesday night (Credit: Daily News)Christine Quinn’s third place fini...

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7:21 AM

Hot to trot Irish farmers pose topless for annual charity calendar (PHOTOS)

Following hot on the heels of the Calendar Girls and the New York Firefighters, Ireland’s farmers have manned up, taken ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7:00 AM

A death in the McConnell family, as a dear brother moves on

Sean MacConnell, RIP, passed away suddenly after a local seisuinA rattling mighty summer ended last week It was lifted b...

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7:36 AM

Senior Anglo Irish Bank official granted immunity from prosecution by Ireland’s DPP

A senior executive at the bank that brought about the collapse of the Celtic Tiger has been granted immunity from prosec...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7:42 AM

George Zimmerman's lawyer Mark O’Mara won't represent him in domestic dispute

George Zimmerman's Irish American attorney Mark O'Mara may have had enough of the man he helped successfully defend in t...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7:47 AM

Turkish waiter admits to killing Irish mum over fear of losing girlfriend

A 22-year-old Turkish waiter has admitted he killed Irish mother Marion Graham because he feared for his relationship wi...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7:45 AM

Cancer diagnosis among 9/11 first responders to World Trade attacks increasing (VIDEO)

So far 1,140 people exposed to the World Trade Center Ground Zero after the September 11 attacks have been diagnosed wit...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7:18 AM

Michael Fassbender’s '12 Years a Slave' causes controversy at TIFF

Film goers walked out and cheered for ‘12 Years a Slave’ at the Toronto Film Festival. The film directed by Steve McQuee...

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 8:13 AM

Colm Tóibín among six authors on 2013 Man Booker Shortlist

Colm Tóibín’s “The Testament of Mary” among six chosen for the Man Booker Shortlist. ...

By JANE WALSH

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 8:11 AM

10 unusual Irish world records

After Carlow man Ed Cahill set the world record for the most toothpicks in a beard in October 2012, it got us thinking –...

By DAVE MOLLOY

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 7:50 AM

Ireland’s World Cup dream over after defeat to Austria

The end is nigh - Ireland's World Cup dream is officially over and manager Giovanni Trapattoni is headed for the exit do...

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, September 10, 2013, 5:05 PM

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