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
- Irish radio presenter suspended after anti-Isra
- Obama relative gets personal special deal...
- Amazing story of how Choctaw Indians raised...
- Smithwick inquiry finds Irish police may...
- Married priests could well be Pope Francis'...
- Why Ireland needs to give its emigrants a...
- Sarah Jessica Parker opens her heart to grievin
- Pope Francis calls capitalism “new tyranny”...
- Most Americans are in favor of immigration...
- Amazing story of the Quakers and the Irish...
Boy have we really gotten of topic!! I never thought that I would come on here and read that Chuck and Woundedknee would be at each others throats. ThMarried priests could well be Pope Francis' legacy, says Irish theologian
Handsome I hear you. I was married when I was 56 and just recently separated. I was single for 56 years and celibate for a lot of those years. The eigIrish radio presenter suspended after anti-Israeli comments aired on show
Let a jew do the talking, go read Goliath, life and loathing in greater Israel by MAX BLUMENTHAL, This saids it all ! Racist state for racist people.The most annoying Christmas songs of all time (VIDEOS)
I could do very well with never hearing Christmas Shoes or Christmas Eve in Washington and anything Mariah Carey screechs tru.