Top ten biggest news stories on IrishCentral in 2012
From the US presidential election to the Catholic Church and Hurricane Sandy
After a year of news dominated by the London Olympics, the US Presidential Election, international financial crisis, Hurricane Sandy, and most recently the Newtown massacre, we took a step back and looked at which news stories have been most popular on IrishCentral this year.
Here’s the rundown:
1. We reveal what secret Donald Trump is planning to announce about Barack Obama
Just days before the United States Presidential election, billionaire property man Donald Trump made a dramatic announcement declaring he had secrets about Barack Obama. Turns out he was yet again on a “birther” trip. Although this story certainly grasped our readers' curiosity, even his own children cringed.
2. Murdered Irish student’s heartbreaking text to mother -- friend remembers little of tragic night
In July news of the tragic murder of Irish student Nicola Furlong in Tokyo emerged. Furlong and her friend were attacked after a night out at a Nicki Minaj concert. Two Americans, a backing dancer, James Blackston (23) and a musician, Larry Perry (19) were charged. The court case is ongoing.
Irish priests vowed to defy new legislation which would force them to report details of sexual abuse revealed in the confessional box. This April, despite the 10-year jail sentence, the 800-strong Association of Catholic Priests said they would flout the law if it was introduced.
Dubliner Zak Gilsenan and his family have moved to Spain after the nine-year-old was snapped up by the European soccer kingpins Barcelona. Zak will follow in the footsteps of his favourite player Lionel Messi and Spanish Euro 2012 winners Xavi and Iniesta at the famous FCBEscola football academy.
5. New sonar images show Titanic in its ocean grave 100 years on – PHOTOS
New sonar images show the sunken Titanic 12,500 feet below sea level. April’s edition of the National Geographic Magazine featured these images for the first time to honor the centenary of the tragic ship’s sinking.
- Gay wedding cakes latest target of anti-gay...
- The New York Times questions Ireland’s highly-p
- Spanish judge slams Ryanair’s sexist air...
- Offensive NFL sign outside restaurant just...
- Bah! Humbug! The ten worst things about Christm
- No Irish prosecution for man named as world’s...
- Racist incidents in Ireland up by 85 percent...
- An open letter in strong defence of capitalism.
- Ireland crowned “Top Tourist Destination”...
- Sarah Palin is saving Christmas
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