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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (C) views damage in the Breezy Point area of Queens in New York on October 30, 2012 after fire destroyed about 80 homes as a result of Hurricane Sandy which hit the area on October 29. The death toll from superstorm Sandy has risen to 35 in the United States and Canada, and was expected to climb further as several people remained missing, officials said. Officials in the states of Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia all reported deaths from the massive storm system, while Toronto police said a Canadian woman was killed by flying debris. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) Photo by: AFP/Getty Images

Today's Irish news roundup

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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (C) views damage in the Breezy Point area of Queens in New York on October 30, 2012 after fire destroyed about 80 homes as a result of Hurricane Sandy which hit the area on October 29. The death toll from superstorm Sandy has risen to 35 in the United States and Canada, and was expected to climb further as several people remained missing, officials said. Officials in the states of Connecticut, Maryland, New York, New Jersey, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia all reported deaths from the massive storm system, while Toronto police said a Canadian woman was killed by flying debris. AFP PHOTO/Stan HONDA (Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images) Photo by: AFP/Getty Images

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Top Irish American story:

Hurricane Sandy hit Irish neighborhoods in New York and New Jersey hardest

Like at 9/11, Irish Americans were hit disproportionately hard by Hurricane Sandy with three of the most Irish neighborhoods in America on the front line...READ MORE

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The force of Hurricane Sandy reminds the Irish of the "Night of the Big Wind" in 1839Hurricane Sandy -- IrishCentral staffers share their storm stories - PHOTOS

In the wake of the worst storm in New York in recent history, the IrishCentral staff give eyewitness accounts of their experience of Superstorm Sandy and how their areas have been affected...READ MORE

 

 

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Loftus Hall in Wexford Ireland’s most haunted house to reveal its horrors in time for Halloween - VIDEO

The owner of Ireland’s most haunted house has opened his doors to the public – just in time for Halloween...READ MORE

 

 

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A rare new photograph of Michael Collins found in an attic just in time for the 90th anniversary of his death BBC documentary claims British Artillery fired first shots of Irish Civil War

A newly discovered military memoir has claimed that British Army artillery crews were commandeered by Michael Collins at the start of the Irish Civil War...READ MORE

 

 

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 John Spain: Irish Golden Circle still shining despite massive recession

They were called the golden circle, the people in the inside loop who made lots of money during the boom years here.

I'm not just talking about the property speculators and developers playing with their borrowed billions who were in an inner platinum circle all of their own.  The golden circle was far wider than that...READ MORE

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