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Irish duo Heathers talk about new album 'Kingdom' and tour dates Special

Irish breakout duo Heathers will release their new album "Kingdom" in the United States on April 8 on Aunthill Records/Big3 Records, with a distribution through RED/Sony.

Op-Ed: St. Paddy's Day over, gathering of Irish is more than drinking Special

San Francisco - Lombard Street in San Francisco's Marina District was filled with St. Patrick's Day revelers on Saturday, March 15. Like most major cities the "wearing of the green," was an excuse to go drinking whether Irish or not.

Savannah merchants are prepared for St. Patrick's Day Special

Savannah - With any luck, an estimated 1million visitors will be in Savannah to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. Businesses in the historic district are ready with all things green, which may turn into gold when the crowds arrive.

Interview with Judy Collins: Grammy-winning American musician Special

Singer-songwriter Judy Collins is an American treasure. She has been an integral part of the American music scene for the past 54 years.

Pogues guitarist Philip Chevron has died

Philip Chevron, the long-standing guitarist with Irish folk-punk band The Pogues, has died aged 56 from esophageal cancer.

Op-Ed: The patriot games continue — The Irish Republican Army is back

As the world’s eyes are focused firmly on Syria, an interesting series of events is emerging in Ireland; a marked resurgence of the Irish Republican Army.

Spanish police arrest Irish priest accused of child sexual abuse

Arona - National Police in Tenerife have located an 85-year-old Irish priest accused of sexually abusing three altar boys for years. He was detained under a European arrest warrant.

Irish potato famine pathogen identified

London - Scientists have used plant samples collected in the mid-19th Century to identify the pathogen that caused the Irish potato famine. The fungus is different to the known types of fungi of today.

Savannah readies for legendary and large St. Patrick's Day parade Special

Savannah - The Hostess City of the South is preparing for the upcoming St. Patrick's Day parade, the second largest in the United States, and other related activities that make Irish eyes smile.

Police in Northern Ireland prevent mortar attack

The Police Service of Northern Ireland acted decisively to prevent a mortar attack on a police station, foiling an attack that is eerily reminiscent of the kind of violence that plagued that polity throughout the course of the Troubles.

Halappanavar's death sparks protest on Ireland's abortion law

The death of Savita Halappanavar has ignited protest across the world. In Ireland, it has re-ignited the talk on abortion rights. This also parallels the abortion debate in the United States.

Irish Post Punk Gets Its Time To Shine Special

There’s more to Irish rock than U2, as a new compilation proves. Strange Passion, released this summer, showcases the vital post punk Irish music scene, offering contemporary sounds and a peek into a world that hasn’t been celebrated until now.

Young seals' bloodied heads nailed to entrance of Irish sanctuary

Two seal heads were found nailed to plaques outside the entrance to the Dingle Wildlife and Seal Sanctuary in Co Kerry. Locals in the area believe that the sanctuary may have been targeted by people demanding a cull.

Irish author battles demons, with some angelic help Special

Dublin - Binge-drinking during the Victoria Day weekend in Canada is nothing new. Irish author Catherine Barry knows all about heavy drinking. The reformed alcoholic documents the horrors of rehab and recovery in her 2011 book, Charlie And Me (New Island).

Gavin Friday: Artist, Irishman, catholic Special

Dublin - There was a twinkle in Bono's eyes when he sang “The Last Song I’ll Ever Sing” from the stage of Carnegie Hall in October 2009. The song belongs to his friend Gavin Friday, and encapsulates his style: mischief-maker, sexy chanteur, culture vulture.

NCAAF: USF overcomes rain delays to beat Notre Dame 23-20

South Bend - The game was a disaster as for the weather and the #16 Notre Dame Irish who lost the first game of the season. The game was held off for 2 hours and 10 minutes at halftime and then was delayed again for 43 minutes later on.

Thousands of horses face mass cull as recession hits Irish owners

Dublin - Ireland faces some tough decisions over the plight of the horses that people can no longer afford to keep. They're the four-legged victims of the Irish recession whose plight animal welfare organisations say can only be solved by a mass national cull.

33 whales die on Irish beach

Thirty-three long-finned pilot whales died after becoming stranded on a beach in County Donegal, Ireland. It is one of the biggest mass deaths of whales in Irish history.

Irish Nobel Peace Prize laureate banned from Israel

Mairead Corrigan Maguire, the 1976 Nobel Peace Prize laureate for her work in Northern Ireland, was banned from Israel this Tuesday for her efforts to break the illegal naval blockade of Gaza.

Joe Montana shoots holes in movie 'Rudy'

Over the years many people have shot holes in the 1993 movie 'Rudy' which portrayed a young-man trying to make the Notre Dame football team, to finally get to play in the last game and record a sack and be carried off the field.

New ship on its way to break Gaza blockade

Dublin - Another ship, the cargo vessel Rachel Corrie, is on its way to confront the Israeli blockade on Gaza. If the ship is boarded by soldiers, the passengers have been instructed to sit down on the deck with palms facing up to show they carry no weapons.

Irish MP telling opposing party 'F*** you' won't be punished

Because of a precedent set in 1947, a member of the Irish parliament will not be punished for shouting "f*** you" at an opposing political member.

Irish astronomy group investigating after 'explosion in the sky'

An astronomy group in Ireland is seeking help to discover what may have caused a huge explosion in the sky on Thursday night, at 2100 BST.

Irish journalists win court case to protect source

The Irish Times newspaper has won a legal battle to protect the identity of a key source who provided corruption case documents.

O’Bama’s Irish Roots on Viral Video

This catchy video by Hardy Drew and Nancy Boys went viral last week. Obama does have Irish roots through his great, great grandfather. The Irish are very proud of Obama’s way with words, which naturally confirms Obama’s Irish ancestry.

Irish defence forces eyed UFOs for 37 years

Ireland's defence forces maintained a dossier on unidentified flying objects for 37 years, according to details released Thursday under the country's freedom of information laws.

Irish archaeologists discover Bronze Age beer, display great dedication in research

Two Irish archaeologists have a theory about the common horseshoe shaped ancient monuments which dot Ireland. They’re called fulacht fiads, and are considered to be old cooking places, but the archaeologists thought they might have been breweries.

Irish jokes- three million of them. Sure an’ I counted them.

I’m part Irish. Old Irish. We Hickeys were part of the Brian Boru side of politics before we became affectionate vampires. We moved to Australia to avoid alcohol, after the Famine. Our geography’s fine, it’s our sociology which needs a bit of work.

UPDATE: Irish Girl Seeking Abortion Wins Her Battle

As an update to my previous story of the 17 year old Irish girl fighting to abort her baby whose skull and brain are missing, it has now been revealed that the girl has won her battle

An Irish Girl Battles The High Court When The Health Service Wants Her Fetus To Be Born Only To Then Die

It was bound to happen eventually and now, a poor 17-year-old pregnant Irish girl is having to be subjected to court because she wants an abortion in Britain
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On Sunday, it was windy, cold and with a little about rain but tens of thousands of people attended the St. Patrick's Day parade in the downtown Toronto core.
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A Irish wolfhound watching the dogs in the ring.
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Prime Minister of Ireland  Enda Kenny.
Prime Minister of Ireland, Enda Kenny.
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The SA Irish Regiment at the Remembrance Sunday.
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Merchants are ready with all things Irish for St. Patrick's Day. Savannah, Ga. 3/11/14
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"It was a joy to share a stage with BB King," says Bono in the documentary. "He's a lesson in grace."
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Irish duo Heathers
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