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Judges in tears as Nicola Furlong’s sister asks Tokyo court for death sentence

Murdered Irish student Nicola Furlong’s sister has pleaded with a Japanese court to condemn her killer to the death sentence.

Two judges failed to hold back the tears as an emotional victim’s impact statement from Andrea Furlong was made public...READ MORE


Vatican buys Europe's biggest gay bathhouse and sauna

One day ahead of the papal conclave in Rome, The Independent has revealed that the scandal hit Holy See has purchased a $31 million share of the Rome apartment block that houses Europe’s biggest gay sauna...READ MORE


Ireland set for a white St. Patrick’s Day as temperatures plummet below freezing

St Patrick’s Day is set to become St P-Arctic’s Day with weather forecasters predicting a white national holiday for Ireland...READ MORE


Italian neurologist finds improbable cure for Parkinson's Disease in Irish dancing

Doctor Daniele Volpe is not an ordinary Italian neurologist. In addition to heading up the Parkinson's Rehabilitation unit at the St. John of God hospital in Venice, he is a musician who loves trad and who visits Ireland frequently to play in a band...READ MORE


Irish American mother talks of pain as daughter conceived in rape repeatedly attempts to contact her

An Irish American mother who gave up a daughter for adoption after being raped as a teenager spoke about the pain of her daughter trying to contact her...READ MORE


Murdered Irish student Nicola Furlong's family gather outside court