In the August 23 Irish World

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CAO system continues to lock out Irish students in the UK as they find their way is blocked by an outdated system.

Ireland’s Minister for Education calls for an abortion poll in Ireland after a controversy where a vulnerable immigrant who said she was raped was forced to have her attacker’s baby by c-section.

UCAS and CAO see sharp uptake in acceptances.

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We chat to the cast of Downton Abbey at the recent press launch of the forthcoming 5th season.

Game of Thrones actor Ian McElhinney tells Shelley Marsden why Stones in his Pockets never loses its charm.

Fiona Ritchie tells us about the emigrants musical journey which inspired Appalacchian generations.

Playwright and actress Mirjana Rendulic tells us the one woman play, Broken Promise Land, that currently plays as part of the Camden Fringe and is based on her former life as a lap dancer. We also review Uncle Vanya, also part of the Fringe, directed by Irish director Gavin McAlinden.

Photographer Gerry Andrews tells Shelley Marsden about Shaped By History, a photographic exhibition featuring images of Limerick’s Milk Market during the 1970s.

Singer Tommy Fleming looks back on his career ahead of his UK tour, including the accident that almost ended his life and the loss of both parents on the same day.

IN SPORT…

Millwall captain Alan Dunne talks about what looks like being a promising season for the Lions.

We look back on a historical rugby world cup for Ireland’s ladies with international Jenny Murphy, formerly of Parnells. 

 

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