In the August 31 edition of The Irish World


Irish citizens in the UK account for the vast majority of Irish passports issued overseas – ten times as many as the second biggest, Canberra – just as the Constitutional Convention finally gets around to discussing if Irish people abroad should be allowed vote in Irish elections

Cillian Murphy – no stranger to risky roles – on why today’s TV is blazing a trail and how he hopes his hard-hitting nw period drama can match US gems such as Boardwalk Empire or Breaking Bad

The Irish World was at the last remaining big Irish summer jamboree – the Crawley Festival – and took plenty of photos

Pictures and a behind the scenes report from the Rose of Tralee in Kerry

Thinking of taking night classes or going back to school – David Hennessy and Shelley Marsden weigh up some of the options

Latest figures reveal Ireland’s ticking mortgage crisis as Harvard-educated, French technocrat Cyril Roux is appointed to take over from Englishman Matthew Elderfield as the banking regulator

Detectives in north west London have appealed to all local communities for information about the murder of 24-year old nursery teacher Sabrina Moss in Kilburn

Whittington Hospital NHS Trust chairman quits post to look after his elderly parents in Ireland

As the tragedy and horror of the homeless Polish man crushed to death after taking shelter in a wheelie bin sinks in, figures show the increase in numbers of homeless foreign nationals in post-boom Ireland

Ireland’s vintage duo Foster and Allen are busier than ever and talk to Sheley Marsden about their forthcoming book and tour

Singer-songwriter Mick Flannery talksto David Hennessy about being on the brink of international success outside his home of Cork

Portlaoise’s Robert Sheehan – star of Skin and Love/Hate – on his first major Hollywod role in the teen-friendly supernatural Mortal Instruments

Irish actress Evanna Lynch talks about escaping the shadow of Harry Potter to star in the forthcoming Houdini drama

Connemara’s jewel – Kylemore Abbey – is open to the pubic once more after a stunning refit with a chapel open to all

Sean Moriarty previews this week-end London Irish Vintage Rally

Sports Editor Damian Dolan assesses the choices and challenges facing London football manager Paul Coggins

Crawley paralympian cyclist Katie-George Dunlevy on her forthcoming World Championship bid



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