NEWS — 15 July 2014

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Police start a forensic search in the back garden of a house in Islington, where they believe there may be a body. The allegations date back 30 years. An Irish family have lived there in the past.

Ireland appoints its first ever minister for diaspora. The role is created for former Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan.

Megan Carter, from Ireland, becomes the first child to receive a pioneering transplant despite being diagnosed as “untransplantable”. 

Court date set for blacklisting case. The High Court has agreed to roll together separate cases into one single case with the trial expected to begin later this year.

Boomtown Rats guitarist Garry Roberts talks about getting back with the Rats, Bob’s comfort in music and their new, young fans.

We talk to stars of Channel 4′s The Mill, Matthew McNulty and Kerrie Hayes.

IN SPORT…

An underage team from London, many of whom have no link to Ireland, win a major tournament in Kerry over the weekend. Dulwich Harps emerged triumphant in the Comortas Peile John Egan.

Rising kickboxing star Alexander Block talks to Fiona O’Brien about how she overcame bullies. 

Full coverage of the local GAA scene. 

 

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