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  • Obama Uses N-Word As He Says US Is Still Racist
    Obama Uses N-Word As He Says US Is Still Racist Tue, Jun 23, 2015

    President Barack Obama has said the US has still not overcome its history of racism in the wake of the murders of nine African-American worshippers by a white man at a South Carolina church. In an interview for comedian Marc Maron's WTF podcast , Mr Obama said that although attitudes about race have improved since he was born, the legacy of slavery was "still part of our DNA". Mr Obama will travel to Charleston on Friday to deliver a eulogy at the funeral of one of the shooting victims, Rev Clementa Pinckney. More »

  • Barack Obama Uses ‘N-word’ In Radio Interview On Racism
    Barack Obama Uses ‘N-word’ In Radio Interview On Racism Mon, Jun 22, 2015

    President Barack Obama has used the ‘N-word’ in a radio interview in which he claimed the United States is not yet “cured of racism”. More »

  • Thousands attend vigil as US church suspect held on murders
    Thousands attend vigil as US church suspect held on murders Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    Thousands of mourners clutching red and white roses attended a vigil in the stunned city of Charleston to remember nine African-American men and women shot dead by a suspected white supremacist. More »

  • Strident Obama says gun control laws will change
    Strident Obama says gun control laws will change Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    US President Barack Obama voiced confidence Friday that a "shocked and heartbroken" nation would eventually tighten permissive gun laws, striking a more strident tone after the deadly Charleston shooting. More »

  • US church suspect held on multiple murder charges
    US church suspect held on multiple murder charges Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    The white man accused of gunning down nine black worshippers at a US church was ordered to remain in custody on murder charges, as authorities said they were investigating the killings as possible "domestic terrorism." More »

  • Obama - Church shooting exposes 'blight' of racism, need for gun la … Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    By Roberta Rampton SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said a mass shooting at a black church in South Carolina exposed the "blight" of racism still present in America, and railed against critics who have accused him of politicizing a tragedy to talk about tougher gun laws. Obama, speaking to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, said the murder of nine people at an historic African-American church in Charleston shows the need for vigilance against racism. "The apparent motivations of the shooter remind us that racism remains a blight that we have to combat together," Obama said. More »

  • Obama - South Carolina shooting exposes 'blight' of racism, need for … Sat, Jun 20, 2015

    By Roberta Rampton SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Friday said a mass shooting at a black church in South Carolina exposed the "blight" of racism still present in America, and railed against critics who have accused him of politicizing a tragedy to talk about tougher gun laws. Obama, speaking to the U.S. Conference of Mayors, said the murder of nine people at an historic African-American church in Charleston shows the need for vigilance against racism. "The apparent motivations of the shooter remind us that racism remains a blight that we have to combat together," Obama said. More »

  • Obama, after South Carolina shooting, says U.S. gun violence too frequent Fri, Jun 19, 2015

    By Jeff Mason and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON/BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed anger over the "senseless" shooting in a black church in South Carolina and said Americans had to confront the fact that frequent incidents of gun violence do not occur in other advanced countries. Obama said he and his wife Michelle knew Reverend Clementa Pinckney, pastor of the historic African-American church in Charleston, who was killed along with eight others on Wednesday night. "Let's be clear: at some point we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries," Obama told reporters in a somber statement at the White House. More »

  • Obama, after S.C. shooting, says U.S. gun violence too frequent Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama on Thursday expressed anger over the "senseless" shooting in a black church in South Carolina and said Americans had to confront the fact that frequent incidents of gun violence do not occur in other advanced countries. Obama, in a statement to reporters at the White House, said he and his wife, Michelle, knew Reverend Clementa Pinckney, the pastor of the historic African-American church in Charleston, who was killed along with eight others on Wednesday night. "To say our thoughts and prayers are with them and their families and their community doesn't say enough to covey the heartache and the sadness and the anger that we feel," Obama said, adding it was particularly heartbreaking that the incident occurred in a place of worship. More »

  • Gunman on run after US 'hate crime' black church shooting
    Gunman on run after US 'hate crime' black church shooting Thu, Jun 18, 2015

    US police on Thursday hunted for a white gunman who killed nine people at a prayer meeting in one of the nation's oldest black churches in Charleston, as federal authorities opened a hate crimes probe. More »

  • Rail Misery Set To Continue After Morning Mayhem For Commuters
    Rail Misery Set To Continue After Morning Mayhem For Commuters Tue, Jun 2, 2015

    Commuters are set for more misery this evening as stormy weather caused chaos to rail services this morning. More »

  • Vince Vaughn Wants Guns Allowed In US Schools
    Vince Vaughn Wants Guns Allowed In US Schools Mon, Jun 1, 2015

    Hollywood star Vince Vaughn has revealed he believes guns should be allowed in American schools and that a ban would not stop mass shootings. The 45-year-old told GQ magazine he supported the right to own a gun and carry it in public. Despite a series of shootings in US schools, when asked whether guns should be allowed, he said: "Of course. More »

  • Westmeath racked up 3-7 in the second half to send Louth into the qualifier …
    Westmeath racked up 3-7 in the second half to send Louth into the qualifier … Sun, May 17, 2015

    Tom Cribbin’s men face Wexford on 14 June. More »

  • Sandy Hook Gunman's Home Demolished
    Sandy Hook Gunman's Home Demolished Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    The home of the man who carried out the Sandy Hook school massacre has been demolished. More »

  • Garage staff ‘shaken’ after being threatened with shotgun
    Garage staff ‘shaken’ after being threatened with shotgun Sun, Mar 8, 2015

    The men – who were both wearing balaclavas – fled the scene by car. More »

  • Were you driving in Meath this morning? Gardaí appeal for witnesses after three …
    Were you driving in Meath this morning? Gardaí appeal for witnesses after three … Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    One of the cars was set of fire, one was found in a graveyard and one is still missing. More »

  • Full text of Obama's State of the Union address Wed, Jan 21, 2015

    The following is the full text of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address as prepared for delivery. More »

  • Sandy Hook Families Sue Gun Manufacturer
    Sandy Hook Families Sue Gun Manufacturer Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The families of nine of the 26 people killed by a gunman at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have sued the manufacturer of the rifle used in the attack. More »

  • Three injured in new US school shooting
    Three injured in new US school shooting Sat, Dec 13, 2014

    Three teenagers were shot and injured outside a high school in the northwestern US state of Oregon, in a suspected gang-related incident. More »

  • U.S. managed assets with socially responsible criteria rise - report Thu, Nov 20, 2014

    By Ross Kerber NEW YORK (Reuters) - The share of U.S. managed assets invested with environmental, social or similar criteria rose 50 percent over the past two years, a foundation that tracks the field said, because of new disclosure standards and client concern about areas like climate change. U.S. assets in strategies using what are often termed "socially responsible investing" guidelines stood at $6.57 trillion at the start of 2014, or 18 percent of total assets under professional management, up from $3. ... More »

  • Two Cork County Council water vans were torched over the weekend
    Two Cork County Council water vans were torched over the weekend Mon, Nov 17, 2014

    No other vehicles were damaged. More »

  • US teen dies from wounds inflicted by school shooter
    US teen dies from wounds inflicted by school shooter Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    A US teen who had been fighting for her life after a fellow high school student shot her in the head in a Friday rampage has died, the hospital caring for her said. More »