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From TheJournal.ie Catholic church official sentenced in abuse case Cover Up

Catholic church official sentenced in abuse case

Monsignor William J Lynn was sentenced to three to six years in prison after decades of playing down allegations of clerical sexual abuse.

From TheJournal.ie First US church official convicted of a crime in relation to handling abuse Abuse

First US church official convicted of a crime in relation to handling abuse

Monsignor William Lynn is the first U.S. church official convicted of a crime for how he handled sex-abuse accusations.

From TheJournal.ie 5 priests removed after abuse inquiry in Philadelphia Abuse

5 priests removed after abuse inquiry in Philadelphia

Seventeen more priests are under review, the Archbishop of Philadelphia revealed yesterday.

Man busted on drug warrant after casino win

An alleged drug dealer was arrested after he produced ID to claim a $2,500 win in a Philadelphia casino. He told police he was trying to win enough to make bail.

From The42 Ali to attend Frazier's funeral -- reports RIP

Ali to attend Frazier's funeral -- reports

One of boxing’s all-time greats is to buried in Philadelphia on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie Three charged over alleged imprisonment of four people in Philadelphia basement Philadelphia

Three charged over alleged imprisonment of four people in Philadelphia basement

The four adults aged between 29 and 41 were found locked in a basement boiler room on Saturday.

From TheJournal.ie Four adults found locked in a filthy basement in Philadelphia Philadelphia

Four adults found locked in a filthy basement in Philadelphia

The four were living in a boiler room. It’s thought that they were victims of social security fraud.

From The42 Lies, damned lies and statistics: Here's the NFL Quarterly Report Review

Lies, damned lies and statistics: Here's the NFL Quarterly Report

With the NFL season in full flow, the teams’ recent progress (or lack thereof) is assessed.

From TheJournal.ie American woman pleads guilty to hiring 'lying eyes' hitman Lying Eyes

American woman pleads guilty to hiring 'lying eyes' hitman

A US court has heard that Essam Eid, the hitman for hire used in the infamous lyingeyes case, claimed he had a global network of more than 700 assassins.

From TheJournal.ie US Army officer suspected of killing rampage found dead Manhunt

US Army officer suspected of killing rampage found dead

A US Army officer suspected of killing four people in two different states during the turmoil of Hurricane Irene has been found dead in a wooded area following a manhunt.

From TheJournal.ie Introducing: the 32 contestants in this year’s Rose of Tralee Rose Of Tralee This post contains images

Introducing: the 32 contestants in this year’s Rose of Tralee

Which of these 10 Irish and 22 international entrants are ‘lovely and fair’ enough to become the 53rd Rose of Tralee?

From TheJournal.ie Plane evacuated over bomb threat Bomb Threat

Plane evacuated over bomb threat

The incident took place at Philadelphia airport yesterday.

From TheJournal.ie Philadelphia monsignor to stand trial alongside priests accused of rape Catholic Church

Philadelphia monsignor to stand trial alongside priests accused of rape

The monsignor is the only US church official ever charged with transferring paedophile priests to unsuspecting parishes.

Gallery: America soaks up hundred-degree heatwave Heatwave This post contains images

Gallery: America soaks up hundred-degree heatwave

Much of the US is sweltering in temperatures of 100-plus Fahrenheit. So that’s where our summer went…

From TheJournal.ie Pope accepts Cardinal's resignation after clerical abuse scandal ...in Philadelphia Philadelphia

Pope accepts Cardinal's resignation after clerical abuse scandal ...in Philadelphia

It’s not just in Ireland, you know. Cardinal Justin Rigali steps down as Archbishop of Philadelphia over sex abuse.

10 things you didn’t know about the Fourth of July Fourth Of July This post contains images

10 things you didn’t know about the Fourth of July

It’s America’s birthday! Or is it? Well, not quite… some facts you might not have known about Independence Day.

From TheJournal.ie 21 Philadelphia priests suspended after sexual abuse investigation Clerical Abuse

21 Philadelphia priests suspended after sexual abuse investigation

Suspension of priests accused of molesting children follows grand jury investigation into allegations of clerical abuse.

From TheJournal.ie Irish man charged with Philadelphia hit-and-run Philadelphia

Irish man charged with Philadelphia hit-and-run

US police say the man was pulled off a flight leaving the country and charged with a hit-and-run crash just outside Philadelphia.

From TheJournal.ie Student dies after 'buttocks injection' at US hotel Cosmetic Surgery

Student dies after 'buttocks injection' at US hotel

A young British woman has died following a cosmetic procedure in a US hotel – which detectives believe was arranged over the internet.

From TheJournal.ie 300 passengers stuck on board cancelled flight for seven hours Travel Nightmare

300 passengers stuck on board cancelled flight for seven hours

The US Airways flight from Dublin to Philadelphia was ultimately cancelled… leaving passengers on board, and in the dark, for hours.

POLICE IN PENNSYLVANIA are being urged to open an investigation into whether 57 Irishmen working on building a railway in Philadelphia in 1832 may have been murdered.

While it was previously thought that the 57 men – who worked on the Philadelphia and Columbia railroad and who were mostly from counties Donegal, Tyrone and Derry – had died of cholera, the discovery of what could be their bones on the site suggests some may have met a more gruesome demise.

Two skulls recovered at the mass grave in which the men are believed buried – known as ‘Duffy’s Cut‘ after Philip Duffy, the man who hired the Irish workers – showed signs that they had incurred violent trauma, with one showing a possible bullet hole. Another pair recovered previously showed signs of blunt force trauma.

William Watson, who with his twin brother Frank has been working for almost ten years in an attempt to get to the bottom of the mystery of the men’s deaths, said he believed the skulls showed that the death “was much more than a cholera epidemic”.

While the Watsons believe that many of the men did die from cholera, with the disease being rampant at the time, the others may have been killed by vigilantes because of an anti-Irish prejudice or tensions between various immigrant groups.

They believed they have identified one victim as 18-year-old John Ruddy, after discovering a set of teeth with a missing upper molar, a genetic trait shared by some of his surviving Irish relatives.

They say that Duffy ordered his men to burn the bodies of the men for sanitary reasons, and to bury them underneath the railroad. Their families in Ireland were never notified of their deaths.

Ireland’s ambassador to the United States, Michael Collins, may now call for a formal investigation into the deaths, after visiting the site last summer and describing the story of the Irish emigrants as ‘an important one to tell’.