NEWS — 14 May 2014
This week's Irish World

This week’s Irish World

Hundreds of Irish people in London are among the 80,000 who turned out for anti-suicide charity Pieta House’s Darkness into Light charity walk

Just how much use is a degree in Irish Studies? As some of the country’s most respected Irish Studies courses start enrolling students their directors say why the subject teaches skills valued by employers.

As Ireland and Britain approach centenary celebrations of the First World War and – in two years’ time 1916 – Ireland’s Ambassador Dan Mulhall explains that for Irish people to better understand Britain’s history is not to rewrite or revise it.

Reformed career criminal Noel ‘Razor’ Smith on why crime doesn’t pay and the Irish villains he met behind bars in UK jails

The UK is vying with the Middle East to attract Irish mathematics and science teachers

Three Irish businessmen make The Sunday Times’ UK billionaires’ list

An Imperial War Museum digital project, Lives of the First World War, remembers the eight million individuals who perished and makes their military service files available.

Sara Cantwell of the Votes for Irish Citizens Abroad (VICA) campaign on why Ireland should join the more than 160 other countries who allow their expatriates to vote and why it would be good for the wider Irish identity

Stephen (Adrian Mole) Mangan, fresh from playing Bertie Wooster on the West End stage, is back on your TV screen with Episodes, reading Book of the Week on Radio 4, and providing the speaking voice of Postman Pat in the big screen adaptation of the children’s favourite. He talks about school holidays in Mayo and why it might be time he finally played an Irishman

Irisn Dancing’s other World Championships, Eleanor McEvoy, Snow Patrol’s Nathan Connolly on his edgier solo rock album

Plus…your social events in OUT&ABOUT and the best GAA and sports coverage.

All in this week’s Irish World (17 May) print edition on sale from Wednesday and also available as a digital edition on iTunes and iOS NewsStand and Android and from Pocketmags

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