In the March 8 Irish World

8 March Irish World (Issue 1405)
8 March Irish World (Issue 1405)


West Midlands police commissioner asks Chief Constable to follow up claims by the Birmingham Six’s Paddy Hill that the people who carried out the 1974 bombings that killed 21 people and sent he and five others to jail for a crime they didn’t commit got amnesty letters after the Good Friday Agreement

the Irish government appeals to Aer Lingus ¬†unions not to shut down the airline and Ireland’s airports over St. Patrick’s week-end because of their dispute over a pension fund shortfall

Read our six page Cheltenham Festival special + the boss of Irish rugby explains why Ireland is better suited than New Zealand to host rugby’s World Cup

Comedian Sean Hughes on how he will always be part of Ireland’s diaspora

Siva, of boy band the Wanted and from Blanchardstown in Dublin tells us what it was like growing up mixed-race, mixed heritage in Ireland and how things have change

Comedian Jimmy Cricket’s pride and joy as his son becomes a priest and says his fist mass in their home church

Christy Moore to become an ambassador for Irish immigrant mental health charity ICAP

President Higgins’ April 10 Royal Albert Hall concert sold out in hours – and ticket buyers still don’t know what the line up of acts will be

Nottingham builders give their time and skills to build an orphanage and primary school in Malawio

Harringey Irish Centre’s ceili to raise funds for teenagers with cancer

Dr Who’s Rory (Arthur Darvill) joins West End cast of Once on St. Patrick’s Day for gala Oxfam fundraiser

Launch of Irish government-backed scheme to find a UK-Irish Richard Branson

London Rose Grace Kenny in Belarus to help Chernobyl children

The Apprentice’s Margaret Mountford says Northern Ireland really needs more integrated schools

Meet Ireland’s billionaires – as selected by Forbes’ Magazine

The gritty comedy novel set in Dublin’s underworld by the former director of the London Irish Centre in Camden

Staging Synge’s Playboy of the Western World for Dalston hipsters in London’s East End

We look at some of the country’s best Irish dancing schools

Kieran O’Brien talks about starring in the West End stage version of The Full Monty

How to look your best for Cheltenham Ladies’ Day by Kayleigh Faith O’Donovan

All this and more in this week’s print edition of the Irish World on news stands now and available through iTunes and Android



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