NEWS — 09 July 2014

12 JULY 2014 ISSUE No. 1423

Union GMB dismiss the new construction blacklisting compensation scheme as a paltry price to pay for fifteen years of blacklisting. The new scheme will make fast track payments of between £4,000 and £20,000. GMB estimates the scheme will cost the employers £20 million, less than 2% of their combined profits.

The showdown over Garth Brooks Croke Park comeback- All five shows have now been called off.

Irish abuse survivor Marie Kane asks the pope in their private meeting on Monday to remove Cardinal Brady as Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland. In 1975, when investigating abuse against Father Brendan Smyth, Brady swore two boys to secrecy and Smyth continued abusing.

Fans who turned up to see Shane MacGowan were disappointed on Sunday night when they were told the singer was too ill to perform. MacGowan had been confirmed for the event at Underworld in Camden which was to raise funds for Paul “Mad Dog” McGuinness who played with Shane in Shane MacGowan and The Popes. The crowd were entertained by Joe Rooney, Hungry Grass, London Lasses, Juno’s Daughter, The Hog, Sean Cannon and The Crooked Jacks.

Former Taoiseach John Bruton tells the Irish Embassy that Padraig Pearses zeal for violence led to the atrocities of the Irish civil war. 

Genevieve O’Reilly talks about working with Maggie Gyllenhaal on BBC’s The Honourable Woman.

Jake Roche, of the band Rixton tells us about the band’s success in America and having celebrity parents Coleen Nolan and Shane Ritchie.

Amanda Hale tells David Hennessy about her new play The Nether, Ripper Street’s missed opportunity with her character and throwing shoes at Andrew Scott

We chat to Camille O’Sullivan about her musical interpretation of The Rape of Lucrece, currently at The Southbank Centre.

Liverpool-Irish actor Joe McGann talks to Shelley Marsden about his role in the play April in Paris.

Jedward talk about their recent brush with death, being rescued by the coastguard after getting trapped in a sandbank in Donabate, Dublin.

IN SPORT…

With the famous bike race currently in the UK, Irish competitor Nicolas Roche tells The Irish World that it’s time the Tour de France came to Ireland.

Jockey Oisin Murphy tells Fiona O’Brien about his successes, rise to fame, Epsom Derby experience and future plans.

London’s Ladies’ gallant efforts against Offaly are in vain as they slip to a 2 point defeat.

Full coverage of all the local GAA scene.

 

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