The most read news stories of 2011 on IrishCentral
The top ten stories that got our readers clicking this year
2011 was a big year for news all around the world. Here are the top 10 news stories that were on IrishCentral.
1. Dublin woman to be next Secretary of State?
Samantha Power, a Dublin native, made news back in April when a New York Times profile added to speculation that she could become the next Secretary of State or National Security Advisor in the Obama administration.
2. Mask of Casey Anthony sells for nearly $1million on eBay
Casey Anthony made big headlines this year when she was acquitted for the murder of her toddler daughter, Caylee Anthony. A rubber mask of her likeness was deemed a “significant piece of crime history” by the seller, and fetched an impressive $999,000 on eBay.
Read more: Casey Anthony rubber mask sells for nearly $1 million on eBay
3. Occupy Dame Street organized in the wake of Occupy Wall Street
Occupy Wall Street was the biggest movement of the year, and its effect eventually spread worldwide. The Central Bank on Dame Street in Dublin became the focus of the first Irish protests, with Occupy Cork soon to follow.
Read more: Occupy Wall Street protests have now spread to Ireland - VIDEOS & PHOTOS
4. Jackie Kennedy makes claim that LBJ was behind JFK murder
Speculation has always surrounded the events of President Kennedy’s assassination, but JFK’s widow Jackie added fuel to the fire when she shared in tapes recorded just months after his death that she believed his successor Lyndon B. Johnson had a hand in the murder.
Read more: Jackie Kennedy believed LBJ had her husband killed new tape shows
5. Irish-Canadian twins share the same mind
Doctors were astounded when the rarity of conjoined twins Krista and Tatiana Hogan was further intensified with the discovery that the two girls also share a brain.
Read more: Canadian Irish conjoined twins likely share the same mind
6. Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ heartwarming love-story
Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ sustained a gunshot wound to the head earlier this year in Arizona. Her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, proved to be a source of strength for the recovering Congresswoman, and the two make a touching American love story.
Read more: Gabrielle Giffords’ love story with husband Mark Kelly
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- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- No Irish prosecution for man named as world’s...
- Offensive NFL sign outside restaurant just...
- Ireland crowned “Top Tourist Destination”...
- How the Irish celebrate Christmas has changed...
- Dublin cops foil hit on drug kingpin John...
molliebawn, many many kids in rural Ireland used to share shoes or only wore them for special occasions so as not to ruin them or wear them out too faIrish radio presenter suspended after anti-Israeli comments aired on show
Apparently organizations like Hillel international don't stand for fair objective and impartial comments about Israel it anyone is critical of Israel,Order praised for delaying parade
The Orange Order has brought so much discredit on themselves by their drunken rioting and the promiscuous behaviour at the outdoor brothel that is TwaI want review of tests on gun that shot me, says IRA spy Martin McGartland
The tout McGartland was used by MI5 and they have now cast him aside. What's new?