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Patrick Roberts: Texas gov Rick Perry 'Bush without the brains' set to run for president

Rick Perry has been memorably described as 'Bush without the brains" but the Texas governor is already a formidable candidate for the republican nomination...READ MORE

Irish facing new Ice Age this winter says expert

Ireland is going to be snowed in again this winter – and for many years to come according to a world renowned weather expert...READ MORE

Niall O'Dowd: Gay Byrne will be Ireland's next president if he runs

The news that Ireland's most famous broadcaster, Gay Byrne, will likely run for president of Ireland finally injects some real stature into the race...READ MORE

Irish American family gang nabbed after violent crime spree - VIDEO

‘The Dougherty Gang’s’ has finally been caught after their week-long crime spree. The three siblings were nabbed by police in Colorado following a high-speed chase and shootout. Ryan Edward (21), Dylan (26) and Lee Grace (29) have been on the run since August 2...READ MORE

Irish mentalist Keith Barry’s near death accident as rope stunt goes horribly wrong

After a stunt gone wrong, illusionist Keith Barry was left unable to breathe in front of hundreds of fans at Dublin's Olympia Theatre...