NEWS — 30 April 2014

Taoiseach Enda Kenny says Ireland forgives Church excesses and holds out an olive branch to Rome as Vatican Embassy restored and invitation to Ireland extended to Pope Francis

Moira Buffini, whose comic play about Margaret Thatcher, Handbagged, has just transferred from Kilburn’s Tricycle to the West End, on how her view of the Iron Lady has changed through the years

Film director Lenny Abrahamson on how he got Hollywood heartthrob Michael Fassbender to conceal his looks under a wooden mask for biopic Frank

There’s a few more Garth Brooks tickets going on sale on Friday  because some Croke Park VIPs did not take up all their allocations

Meet the women who want to be the next London Rose – special report and preview

A fight is on between Ireland’s political parties to be the “true heir” to the spirit of 1916 as the centenary year (and an Irish General Election) loom

Prime Minister David Cameron leeds tributes to murdered school teacher Anne Maguire

Harrow woman who had been on the run and hiding in Tallaght in Dublin is jailed for assault after she gives herself up to police

Facebook’s anti-bullying awards in memory of Diana Princess of Wales are conferred in Dublin

Moran Hotels are back in profit and Flybe has a £49 flight from City Airport to Dublin

Forty years of Irish Heritage – a look back at its cultural legacy to the Irish in Britain

All this and more including London hurlers tantalisingly close draw with Carlow and UK Irish cyclist Dan Martin’s Giro d’Italia hopes


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