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Manti Te’o Notre Dame hoax is like an episode from ‘The Twilight Zone’

Manti Te’o’s lackluster performance against Alabama in the national championship game is now explained.

In a twist worthy of a Twilight  Zone episode it turns out that Te’o, the Notre Dame stand-out,  was the victim of a hoax girlfriend, a faked death and a professional scam perpetrated for no other reason it seems than to embarrass and seriously wound an outstanding young man...READ MORE


A sketch of Ireland during the FamineTravel writer recalls 17th century Ireland as bleak place where ignorant men ate soap

Born in Lincolnshire in 1566, Fynes Moryson was a travel writer. The Cambridge graduate wrote “An Itinerary” comprised of 12 years of travel through Europe from 1590, including England, Scotland, and Ireland...READ MORE




City Council Speaker Christine Quinn In NYC Mayoral race, Irish American Christine Quinn holds lead in money and poll

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn continues to hold the lead in the latest poll for this year’s New York City Mayor race...READ MORE





Incoming Secretary of State John Kerry Boston College IRA tapes on agenda for incoming Secretary of State hearings

Pressure will mount on incoming Secretary of State John Kerry to inform British authorities that they should not pursue the Boston College IRA tapes as he had promised to do when he was head of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee...READ MORE




Lance ArmstrongHow Lance Armstrong sued Irish assistant who tried to speak out about doping

Emma O’Reilly, masseuse for the U.S. Postal cycling team told investigators that Lance Armstrong and the team’s doping was apparent from the beginning...READ MORE






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