In the July 27 Irish World

Irish World 27 July


London may have been beaten by a mighty Mayo football side in the Connacht Final but it was very far from all bad, the London fans – and players – brought a good mood and carnival atmosphere with them, Mayo was as hospitable as ever. Despite the London players’ tiredness from so much travelling to Irish games venues their spirits soared when they heard their tie with Cavan this week-end will be on the sacred turf of Croke Park. For match reports, the story behind the story and all the colour read our reports in this week’s Irish World.

London’s helter skelter rise through the ranks was met with the long-awaited news that Croke Park will approve a new £4.5m 21st century stadium at the Emerald Ground in Ruislip

In this week’s Irish World a leading Irish academic attached to Notre Dame University appeals to the Irish media – and others – to stop being so condescending to Irish people overseas: they often know more about the country’s politics, economics and history than those actually living there

Similarly, on our letters page, outraged Irish World readers react with passion to the notion – as suggested by one particular individual – that they are in some way less Irish than him because they were born here

A new wave of Irish architectural talents are recognised on the shortlist for a UK major prize

Scotland Yard confirms it is investigating the case of an Irish resident who travelled to a west London clinic for an abortion and died in a can shortly afterwards

Fashion designer Paul Costelloe – who made such a welcome recent return to the London Fashion Show – invites this year’s London Rose to see if there’s anything on his rails that might improve her chances of winning in Tralee next month

Dubliner David Collins – the interior designer intrinsically associated with the boom in London’s modern, high-end restaurants – died from skin cancer, just weeks after it was first noticed. Friends and colleagues have mourned the loss of a true talent and lovely man

Ireland’s beef industry comes in for criticism after extensive investigation into the horse meat scandal finds no one really to blame

The International Monetary Fund disowns the remarks of one of its own retired economists that Ireland’s economy cannot grow under continued austerity – and ˙e was one of the original troika who introduced it to Ireland with the bank bail-out

Owen O’Neill – who has written and acts in one of this year’s Edinburgh Fringe’s hottest tickets, the stage play of the Shawshank Redemption – talks to David Hennessy

John Egan’s Irish Dancing, Helen Mullen’s traditional music and Jan Ennis’s fashion tips, all this and more, in this week’s print edition of the Irish World



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