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Christmas Closes Another Dark Year for the Catholic Church

Robert E. Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Robert E. Murphy

As Christmas Week begins, The New York Times leads its Metropolitan section with another piece about sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests. I can't complain, nor can I resist such articles.

Iris Robinson: Wife Of Northern Ireland's First Minister, Peter Robinson, Tried To Kill Herself After Affair

Guardian | Henry McDonald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Northern Ireland's first minister, Peter Robinson, is facing questions over his role as the province's leading politician after he revealed tonight th...

Belfast Violence Draws Kids Through Texts

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Children may be using text messages to encourage their friends to join in the Belfast rioting, reports the Belfast Telegraph. The newspaper reports t...

Belfast Immigrants Warned: 'Get Out By Tomorrow - Or You Die'

The Independent | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

David McKittrick | The Independent The message in the letter to immigrant communities in Belfast could not be starker or more brutal. "Get out of our...

Belfast: Romanians Leave After Racist Attacks

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Almost 100 Romanians are fleeing Belfast as violence targeting the migrant community continues, it was reported today by the Irish Times. Last week s...

Preaching Basketball Without the Baggage

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danny Groner

While trying to downplay differences in the world, Dave Cullen is doing his part to make a world of difference. The founder of Full Court Peace (FCP),...

A History Of Violence In Ireland (AUDIO)

World Focus | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Following two recent attacks by Irish Republican Army (IRA) splinter groups, Northern Ireland is on edge, fearing a return to the "Troubles" -- the de...

Belfast Clubhouse For Catholic And Protestant Youth Seeks To Overcome Historical Schisms

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

This story was produced in partnership with Ireland's Ardmore Sound. Originally published on, the premier source for youth generated n...

Thousands In Northern Ireland Attend Peace Vigils In Show Of Unity | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Thousands of Northern Ireland people today displayed a united front as they stood in silent protest against the sudden resurgence in terrorist violenc...

Ireland: Dutch Woman Jailed 6 Years For Swallowed Bags Of Cocaine

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A Dutch woman who swallowed cocaine worth £520,000 in an attempt to smuggle it into Northern Ireland has been jailed for six years....

Bush Plays Basketball in Belfast (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush traveled to Belfast on Monday and watched basketball practice at a local school. The President even took a few shots of his own....