NEWS — 02 July 2014

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Ahead of a planned vigil for the Tuam babies this week, a submission is made to hold a full inquiry into the issue of children born out of wedlock in Ireland since 1922. Adoption Rights Alliance and Justice for Magdalenes Research published their joint submission on the terms they feel should be investigated within the mother and baby homes inquiry.

Irish Centre, Camden CEO David Barlow, The Irish Elderly Advice Network and the Council of Irish Counties Association talk to The Irish World about the controversial matter of the centre’s Kennedy Hall.

Shane MacGowan tops the bill of a fundraiser for one of his former bandmates in Camden this Sunday. Paul “Mad Dog” McGuinness played with Shane MacGowan and The Popes and is currently recovering from a road accident.

Gerry Conlon is laid to rest in Belfast. 

Kerry Association London Life President Patrick “Patsy” Hurley passes away.

Headteacher Sister Hannah Dwyer is honoured with a Silver Teaching Awards for Lifetime Achievement.

Brent police honour officers and citizens with Wembley ceremony.

Six Irish cyclists have all their equipment stolen from near to Anfield after travelling over to help raise funds for the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

 Country star Mary Chapin Carpenter tells Shelley Marsden about spreading her wings after thirty years of country.

Playwright Billy Roche, whose A Handful of Stars is currently showing in The West End, tells us why the grimy smell of Paddington Station is, to him, “the smell of hope”.

Barrie Keeffe, writer of The Long Good Friday, talks about the new adaptation of his play My Girl 2 which looks at the debt struggles of a couple in modern Britain.

John Spiers tells David Hennessy about ten years of Bellowhead.

Folk singer-songwriter Maz O’Connor tells us about getting experimental for her second album.

Amber Run frontman Joe Keogh talks to us.

IN SPORT…

Scotland land their first All Britain title with convincing win over Warwickshire.

London Ladies manager Tommy O’Donoghue says London’s female footballers get a raw deal compared to their male counterparts.

We look at Ireland’s Wimbledon history. 

 

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