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Pope Francis' senior aide says clerical celibacy is open to discussion

The Vatican’s incoming Secretary of State has said that priestly celibacy is not dogma and is open to discussion, sugges...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6:57 AM

Kate Middleton's Irish ambition, 'I'd love to visit Ireland some day'

Duchess Catherine Middleton, known around the world as “Kate,” wants to visit Ireland, according to a local Donegal man....

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013, 6:59 AM

The Russian Red Army Choir sing 'It's a long way to Tipperary' (VIDEO)

The Alexandrov Ensemble or 'Red Army Choir' as we know them, are renowned for their fantastic renditions of classic son...

By MARK FARRELLY

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:08 AM

Son tells of Brian Lenihan’s tears of tough budget cuts

FORMER Finance Minister Brian Lenihan’s son Tom said his father used to cry at home at the kitchen table over cuts he ha...

By PADDY CLANCY

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:30 AM

Irish politicians urged to pass stricter prostitution laws

Politicians are under increasing pressure to introduce laws to target buyers of sex in the new Dail (Parliament) term th...

By PADDY CLANCY

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

Algerian-born Irish citizen wanted in the U.S. for 'aided terror attack bid'

Ireland’s High Court has heard how Algerian-born Irish citizen Ali Charaf Damache (48), who is wanted in the United Stat...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:38 AM

Michael D Higgins says economic stress in Europe leading to high suicide risks

Irish people are under greater pressure and are much more at risk of suicide because of 'new insecurities' in employment...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:49 AM

Archaeologists discover new tomb and passage at Newgrange

Archaeologists have discovered a new passage tomb near Newgrange and want it declared a national monument. ...

By MICHELLE K. SMITH

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:35 AM

French gambling company slammed over ad mocking JFK assassination (VIDEO)

A French ad for betting agency PMU, titled ‘You like to bet,’ references the assassination of President John F. Kennedy,...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013, 7:46 AM

Leave the pub to take a fresh look at Ireland’s problematic history

An Irish cottage in ruinsNothing can be harder to see clearly than the things you look at every day, all the familiar th...

Published Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 10:06 AM

Recently un-emigrated Irish woman’s Ireland bucket list

I recently un-emigrated from Australia because I realized that Ireland might just be the greatest country in the world....

By CLISARE

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013, 8:16 AM

Brian O’Driscoll resented Warren Gatland’s decision during Lions

Ireland legend Brian O’Driscoll has revealed his resentment towards Warren Gatland after he was dropped for the final an...

By CATHAL DERVAN

Published Thursday, September 12, 2013, 8:08 AM

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