Today's Irish news roundup, August 6th, 2013

Thomas Hurley III on 'Jeopardy!'

Today's top Irish news stories:

Eighth grade ‘Jeopardy!’ star claims he was cheated (VIDEO)

A Connecticut eighth-grader who misspelled the correct answer during 'Jeopardy!', claims he was cheated. Thomas Hurley III correctly answered the final 'Jeopardy!' question about the Emancipation Proclamation signed by President Abraham Lincoln. But host Alex Trebek ruled his answer out as he misspelled "emanciptation"...READ MORE
 


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62-year-old Boston priest caught with prostitute behind cemetery

 

Boston Archdiocese Monsignor Arthur Coyle has taken a leave of absence after being caught with a prostitute - who has a history of narcotic offenses - behind the Holy Trinity Polish Cemetery in Lowell, Massachusetts…READ MORE
 


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 ‘Rediscovering Saint Patrick: A New Theory of Origins' has just been published by Irish publisher Columba PressSt. Patrick was born and raised in France not Britain says new book

A new book by an author based in Co. Wicklow, claims that St. Patrick was born in France and not Britain…READ MORE


 


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Ireland's Four Courts, DublinDrunk Muslim fined for hurling abuse at elderly church goers in Dublin

An unemployed lab technician, who is a practicing Muslim, has been fined after he hurled abuse at elderly churchgoers in Dublin…READ MORE

 



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The rare phenomenon of the "sprite" lightning captured about the Armagh ObservatoryRare lightning phenomenon filmed in Irish skies in recent thunderstorms (VIDEO)

The Armagh Observatory managed to capture a rare phenomenon known as a “sprite” on film during the massive thunderstorms of July 24 and 25 in Dublin...READ MORE

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