In the Irish World of April 6

Irish World April 6

 

In the Irish World April 6 

 

Economic and social justice think tank says Irish government policy is  increasing involuntary emigration

Fr. Sean Healy on how Ireland could bring its taxation and social welfare systems into the 21st century

Sinn Fein uses 15th anniversary of Good Friday Agreement to say that Dublin and London have become complacent about the peace process and that Downing Street is breaking its promise to Northern Ireland about the peace dividend

Sean Moriarty on the Irish west coast’s Wild Atlantic Way pitch to motorists and Top Gear fans

 David Hennessy talks to actress Alice Lowe about black comedy Sightseers – a Badlands for the caravanning set – and about overnight success

A Manchester teacher – from Derry – has been cycling to every Premiership ground in the UK (or at least as many as he can) to raise money for cancer treatment for little Belfast four-year old Oscar Knox.

 Ryanair boss Michael O’Leary shows his kinder side with a £200,000 donation to start up an appeal fund for paralyzed jockey J T McNamara

 Kildare-based Mancunian Philip Baron, who flooded the UK streets with drugs from his mansion adjoining the luxury K Club,  jailed by Liverpool Crown Court

A stare of the art homelessness hostel, Conway House, is launched in Kilburn

A dying Tralee teenager is moved to write a letter by the high rates of suicide in Ireland

A Kilburn family at the heart of long-running housing benefit dispute with Brent Council has ben hit with a £25,000 bill because the London Irish Centre could not prove a letter declaring a field in Galway was sent to the Council

Gritty crime drama Love/Hate is to be screened on UK television

 Westminster MPs are angry with Bank of Ireland for a huge rate hike imposed on tracker mortgages…and even angrier with the embattled City watchdog, the Financial Services Authority (FSA) that let it do it

RTE stars’ “extraordinary” and huge pay packets come under fire again…this time from Taoiseach Enda Kenny

Sinn Fein accuses the government of encouraging emigration after an unemployed 60-year old bus driver in Donegal was told to take a driver’s job for €250 a week…in Malta

Leaked details of the Irish government’s new insolvency service intended to end debt tourism to the UK – and the household budgets Irish banks can impose on people rescheduling their debt – have caused controversy

Two Irish charities, GOAL and Concern, are trying to raise funds for emergency relief for families caught up in Syria’s civil war

 

MUSIC, ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

 Bill Ryder-Jones, formerly of The Coral, Dido, Lee Ryan of Blue, soprano  Fiona Murphy, and Helen Mullen are featured on our music pages in IW2

Sean Moriarty on the true story of what it was to work with and for John DeLorean at his Belfast car plant

The usual round-up of photographs from our photographers and correspondents OUT and ABOUT the Irish communities

 IN SPORT

Ulster seeking Heineken redemption at Twickenham this week-end

 Simon Clifford on why Katie Walsh believes riding Seabass to victory in Saturday’s Grand National at Aintree would be a fairy tale come true

 John Doyle takes a look at the other contenders for Grand National victory this weekend

 Kevin Kilbane leads the chorus of criticism of Sunderland for sacking Martin O’Neill

London Irishman Kevin Richardson’s plans for Wasps

 The GAA’s man in the UK, Gary Kelly – Secretary and Senior Games Development Manager for the Provincial Council – tells Damian Dolan about his priorities for Britain’s seven GAA counties

Victory for experimental London hurling side at Ruislip against Roscommon in GAA Allianz HL Division 2B

 London hurling manager Eamonn Phelan wants to see a round of club championship fixtures go ahead in April as originally planned

 Warwickshire hurlers end on a high by defeating Leitrim in Birmingham

Clare footballers outplay a lacklustre London in  Ennis

London footballer Sean Kelly quashes web rumours he is headed back to Ireland

And read all about Liberty Council’s thrilling 50-to-1 victory in Easter Monday’s Irish Grand National

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