NEWS — 13 March 2014

 

Ireland’s bailed-out banks insist there is no “time bomb” of bad loans to scupper the country’s economic recovery. 

Taoiseach Enda Kenny officially opens The Irish World Heritage Centre in Manchester. 

Former US President Bill Clinton returns to Northern Ireland, urging leaders to “finish the job”of creating a peaceful Ireland they started with the Good Friday Agreement.

Speaking a year into Pope Francis’ tenure, Fr Brian D’Arcy says a gap remains between the church and “real people”.

Birmingham-based presenter Bob Brolly talks about moving to television with the new Irish interest channel, Irish Way. 

Actor Andrew Scott speaks of the “shame” of growing up in Ireland gay.

Photographer Donal Wylde’s images show the vanished Ireland that was known in the 1960s and 1970s.

A new exhibition of rock photographs display the real Phil Lynott. Chalkie Davies,the photographer, was a friend of the Thin Lizzy singer and tells us about his time living with him in Cricklewood.

Belfast actor Jimmy Ellis, of Z Cars, dies. 

Actress Amy Huberman talks about her new film The Stag and being married to Brian O’Driscoll. 

8 pages of St Patrick’s festivities, recipes and fun.

The BibleCode Sundays and The Reels both prepare for a big weekend with special gigs and new albums available.

We look ahead to next month’s World Championships in London with John Egan talking to Birmingham’s former champion Declan McHale and David Hennessy catching up with Roisin Mullins, a former medallist at the world championships, who has danced with Lord of the Dance and now leads Raven dance troupe.

IN SPORT…

London’s footballers beat Waterford 2-10 to 0-09 to earn their first win of the league campaign. 

London’s hurlers stun Kildare with a comeback.

Warwickshire’s hurlers overcome Sligo 2-05 to 0-12.

European team captain Paul McGinley talks about his love affair with the Ryder Cup  

Gold Cup 2006-winning trainer Mouse Morris tells The Irish World why he still craves Gold Cup glory.

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