NEWS — 13 August 2014

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Irish aid worker Fiona Lysaght, working on the front line of the ebola crisis, tells The Irish World such a a great emergency could have been minimised by quicker action.

Sharon Corr talks about how her trip to Tanzania as ambassador of Oxfam inspired her new album.

Ireland’s Post Office An Post honours the prison service with collection of stamps. Ireland’s prison population has soared in recent years.

A UK-based couple warn others that their Irish homes could be hit with massive bills with late payment charges added- even if they have never been served with a bill.

Tony Kelly, who started life in St Teresa’s mother and baby home in Blackrock, shares his story that could put ‘Philomena’s to shame’. Tony searched for information on his parents for years, finding out all about them just too late when both were dead and buried.

 Sam Kelly talks about going from Britain’s Got Talent to forming his own band, The Sam Kelly Trio. Involving banjo and bodhran, their style takes influence from the folk music Sam’s Irish grandmother introduced him to.

Galway author Julie Grace says the case of a vulnerable woman “hounded to death” shows how unaccountable Irish councils have become.

James Vincent McMorrow talks about being a wandering minstrel in the 21st century.

Country singer Johnny Brady talks about following his relative Big Tom into the business.

IN SPORT…

After historically beating the All Blacks, Ireland’s rugby ladies prepare to take on England for a place in the final of the women’s world cup.  

Sisters Aine and Noelle Gormley lined out on different sides when London ladies took on Sligo at the weekend. It ended in Sligo victory by 3-19 to 1-10.

Full coverage of the London hurling championship

We talk to Republic of Ireland goalkeeper David Forde to look ahead to the new campaigns with both Ireland and his club Millwall.

 

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