NEWS — 14 January 2014

January 18 the Irish World Issue No. 1398

January 18 the Irish World Issue No. 1398

ABUSE, NEGLECT, CRUELTY: The UK’s biggest-ever abuse inquiry opens in Northern Ireland to examine claims of neglect, cruelty and worse made by former residents at various children’s institutions over the past 75 years

ROME’S RED HAT: The eminently well-qualified Archbishop of Westminster Vincent Nichols ends his five year wait to become a Cardinal – and there are no women, however well qualified, named by the Pope on the list

TRADFEST: Dublin is bracing itself for at least 15,000 traditional music fans next week for the five day event spread over 40 venues

INSIDE THE TUNNEL: the star of the gripping Anglo-French remake of Denmark and Sweden’s The Bridge, Stephen Dillane, talks to the Irish World

THE TASTE: the Galway aid worker turned amateur chef talks about being put through his paces by some of TV’s best known chefs…including a certain Nigella

AMBASSADOR FROM SPACE: Canadian astronaut Colonel Chris Hadfield just can’t get enough of Ireland and the Irish, nor they of him, as he becomes the country’s new Tourism Ambassador

TIME, PLEASE: the managers of Belfast’s most famous pub forgot to renew its license

TRIBUTES: Manchester MP and former Northern Ireland minister Paul Goggins is buried this week after his untimely death last week aged 60 which united political foes in paying tribute to a kind and principled parliamentarian

OLD FRIENDS: Martin McGuinness defends his former coalition colleague Ian Paisley over comments that Ireland somehow provoked the slaughter of the Dublin and Monaghan bombings. The Stormont Deputy First Minister pointed out that Lord Bannside (as he now is) is not only very old (87) and unwell he also said some good conciliatory things he never expected him to hear

LIFE ON MARS: a sneak peek at the living quarters Ireland’s short-listed, would be Mars coloniser will be living in if his wish to make the one-way trip is granted

CARLOW MEMORIES: When Maureen Flooks’s nonagenarian dad could no longer make his annual trip home to Carlow she set up a Facebook page populated with photos he had taken over fifty years of visits home. She was surprised at how popular it became and how homesick and nostalgic for a vanished time and place it made so many people

MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Former Republic of Ireland soccer star Terry Phelan is giving back to his community  by using soccer skills – and other talents – to help young people – including reformed offenders – into employment

NATIVE TONGUE: Irish language classes have become very popular – in East Belfast

KICK IT OUT: Nico Mirallegro – of TV’s The Village – tells David Hennessy about his topical new play in London which tackles the topic of homophobia or anti-gay prejudice in professional soccer

January 18 the Irish World Issue No. 1398

January 18 the Irish World Issue No. 1398

IN SPORTPROVINCES FACE MAKE OR BREAK WEEKEND IN RUGBY’S HENINEKEN CUP…LONDON GAA’S PAUL COGGINS SEEKS INJURY CLARIFICATION…OUR CONTINUING COVERAGE OF THE CANDIDATES WHO WANT TO BE GAA PRESIDENT AS SHEAMUS HOWLIN SETS OUT HIS STALL…GET YOUR HANDS ON HURLING’S LIAM MACCARTHY CUP…GAA LONDON YOUTH PRESENTATION NIGHT…SEAN MORIARTY ON THE ROAD WITH THE UK’S BEST FANS, THE MUNSTER SUPPORTERS’ CLUB…DAMIAN DOLAN TALKS TO ENGLISH SOCCER’S YOUNGEST MANAGER, REDHILL FC’S MICHAEL MAHER ABOUT HIS SOCCER AMBITIONS AND HOW HIS GAELIC FOOTBALL ROOTS ARE HELPING HIM ACHIEVE THEM…AIDEN MCGEADY IS EVERTON-BOUND…SIMON CLIFFORD ON THE WORLD OF HORSE RACING…AND SEAN MORIARTY’S MOTORING WORLD

ALL THIS AND QUITE A BIT MORE BESIDES, IN THIS WEEK’S PRINT EDITION OF THE IRISH WORLD, ISSUE 1398, ON SALE FROM JANUARY 15 2014

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