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The ten greatest songs of The Troubles in Northern Ireland (VIDEOS)

The Troubles in Northern Ireland lasted from 1969 to 1994 or so and were fertile ground for music makers. ...

By JAMES O'SHEA

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:03 AM

Congressman Peter King gets his Irish up against fellow Republicans

Congressman Peter King (Credit: AP)When you go looking for a courageous politician in Washington during this current bud...

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:21 AM

Liam Adams found guilty in Belfast trial of horrific rape of daughter

Liam Adams, 58, younger brother of Sinn Fein president Gerry Adams, has been found guilty of raping and sexually assault...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:16 AM

Community reeling as man accused of raping young girls is placed on suicide watch

The man arrested following the rape of two girls, aged six and nine, has been placed on suicide watch and “all possible ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:19 AM

Republicans shut down government as if they’d won - not lost - last two elections

Senator Ted CruzYour vote is no longer a consideration for today's Republican Party How else to explain the GOP's delusi...

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 8:21 AM

U.S. shutdown crisis taking away from immigration reform says Irish foreign minister

The U.S. government shutdown, the war in Syria and other issues have taken momentum away from the drive to secure compre...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:52 AM

Irish bishop Dr. William Lee resigns on health grounds

On Tuesday Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Irish bishop Dr William Lee, 71, who told the press he was stepping ...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:41 AM

Irish priest says ‘Peru Two’ are in ‘great form’ as they await sentencing

The two women charged with drug trafficking in Peru are in “great form” in a modern well-equipped prison, according to...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:48 AM

Excommunicated Catholic priest denies giving Communion to a dog

An excommunicated Catholic priest has rejected claims he gave Communion to a dog, an assertion backed by the Melbourne A...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:44 AM

Cork Gathering event apologizes for referring to Michael Collins as a 'langer'

Organizers of the Cork Rebel Week, the county’s main contribution to the Gathering, have apologized after Fine Gael memb...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 7:18 AM

Statue of Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne in ‘The Quiet Man’ to be unveiled

A statue of Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne’s characters from “The Quiet Man” will be unveiled in the town of Cong on Tues...

By IrishCentral Staff Writers

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 8:10 AM

Clare pulls a hurling surprise with All Ireland victory

Clare captain Patrick Donnellan lifts the Liam MacCarthy Cup at Croke Park on Saturday The decision to travel was made l...

Published Wednesday, October 2, 2013, 8:36 AM

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