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Finn Murray Sweeney with his Moms and members of the NYPD

A round up of top Irish news - April 27

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Finn Murray Sweeney with his Moms and members of the NYPD

Take a look at IrishCentral's top stories today:

Irish-American mother gives birth in New York taxi

Brooklyn resident Aoibheann Sweeney gave birth to her son in the back of a livery cab at 51st Street and Seventh Avenue.

Sweeney and her Irish-born partner Inez Murray had been racing to make it to Roosevelt Hospital on Wednesday last for the birth of their second child....READ MORE

Congresswoman Giffords and Obama will attend launch of space shuttle Endeavour

Having survived January's shooting in Tucson US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, along with President Barack Obama, will attend the Endeavour shuttle's final launch in Florida on Friday. Doctors have given Giffords the go ahead to be present to see her husband, the commander of the shuttle launch tomorrow.

When Giffords was told by her doctors that she would be able to attend she responded with "Awesome"....READ MORE

Irish American cop abused his wife and she shot him

February 17,2008 was a regular Sunday outing for Irish American married couple Barbara and Raymond Sheehan. They drove to Connecticut from their Howard Beach home in Queens to watch their son play football, cook for him and deliver fresh laundry.

In the car on the way back home, the retired police sergeant punched his wife’s face and broke her nose...READ MORE

Irish designer set to knock off Kate Middleton’s dress- VIDEO

Millions of Americans will watch as the new royal bride Kate Middleton walks down the aisle at Westminister Abbey on Friday. All with a keen eye on what the top secret wedding dress will look like and who is responsible for the design.

One particular set of eyes that are sure to be transfixed on every detail of the closely guarded wedding gown debut will be that of Irish born designer Don O'Neill....READ MORE

Cahir O'Doherty: Donald Trump - carnival barker, confronted

Yesterday President Obama found himself reluctantly releasing his own long form birth certificate to refocus the public - and worse, the US media's - attention away from the wingnut conspiracy theory that had distracted the nation.

On hearing this Donald Trump decided he had reason to be proud of himself for forcing the president's hand. In fact, he said he was 'honored' by it....READ MORE

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