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Irish woman wins historic right to domestic abuse visa after long battle

No one has the right to abuse anyone. The true story below is illustrative of this point. Despite enormous obstacles jus...

By TIM FALLON

Published Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:00 AM

Man is charged with horrific rape of nine and six year old girls in Athlone

A 30-year-old man has appeared in court charged with the rape of two young girls in Athlone last Saturday....

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 6:56 AM

Macklemore and Ryan Lewis feature in Irish college cover “Can’t Hold Us”

Seattle rap sensations Macklemore and Ryan Lewis turned their hands to speaking Irish when they visited Coláiste Lurgan,...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:04 AM

Government shutdown, the madness of the Republican right is evident

Government shutdown shows the madness of the Republican right(Photo: WTVR)Why are they committing political suicide over...

Published Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:21 AM

Irish politician says not all emigrants are leaving to seek employment

Ireland’s Minister for Finance Michael Noonan is facing anger from the hundreds of thousands of Irish families affected ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:28 AM

New York based Irish immigrant dies after being hit by car on vacation

A New York man has died in Co. Kerry, three weeks after he was injured in a road traffic accident....

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:17 AM

Over 1,000 mourners attend funeral of Derry man who died suddenly in New York

Young man passed away in New York last week ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:17 AM

White Widow 'smeared face in blood to flee Nairobi terror mall'

Samantha Lewthwaite, the County Down born woman known as the White Widow, evaded capture at the Kenyan shopping mall by ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:35 AM

Bill O’Reilly, a “thug” or just misunderstood, “60 Minutes” discusses (VIDEO)

Bill O'Reilly's famously pugnacious interview style is something he's aware of himself....

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:47 AM

Newly designed Irish illustrated Irish passport unveiled (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Eamon Gilmore has launched the newly-designed Irish passport, ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 8:18 AM

Flash flood warning issued across Ireland as heavy rain falls

Half of Ireland is to be hit with heavy floods for the rest of the week after weather forecasters issued a rain warning....

By PATRICK COUNIHAN

Published Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 7:15 AM

Local Limerick GAA club bring their fundraising efforts to the US

From the heart of rural Ireland, a delegation of GAA club members from the small village of Ballylanders in County Lime...

By SINEAD NI FHEALLAIGH

Published Tuesday, October 1, 2013, 8:02 AM

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