In the May 18 Irish World

Irish World 18 May


A major report by National Youth Council of Ireland, based on interviews with Irish emigrants to the UK and Canada, says so many families are now affected by emigration – more than 300,000 people left between 2008 and 2012 – that the government should start better preparing people for what it entails.  

Donal Walsh, the 16-year old schoolboy who spent the last few years fighting cancer, and who came to public prominence in Ireland because of his plea to those tempted by suicide to resist and seek help, has died. Sean Moriarty looks at the tributes and his possible legacy while forty-thousand people in Ireland joined anti-suicide charity Pieta House’s Darkness into Light walk

B*Witched’s Sinead, Edele, Keavy and Lindsay tell us what it’s like to be on the road again, this time in their thirties

WIN WIN A return trip to Ireland with Stena Line for a car and four passengers

Our FESTIVALS guide looks at the best of the summer’s musical gatherings and fheiseanna

Irishwoman Mags O’Sullivan is headed to London’s Westfield for the crucial second stage in her attempt to get into space

Trinity College Dublin puts on-line the definitive map of  Catholic-owned lands seized by Oliver Cromwell and given to Protestant settlers

From next month coffins will not be compulsory for burials in Ireland

Senators facing the axe say reform the Seanad and allow emigrants to vote for the Upper House

Monaghan’s Regina O’Reilly is going to run from Nottingham to her home town of Castleblayney to raise money for Bowel Cancer UK in memory of her father

€15 milion worth of Irish lottery prizes went unclaimed last year

A Dublin law firm is courting Irish people working in London for Irish-based multi-nationals to represent their employment interests

Stars turn out at the Tricycle Theatre in Kilburn for Frank McGuiness’s welcome new play The Match Box

In our regular look at the CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY – London booms as the industry in the rest of the country suffers with the capital and its surrounds accounting for eight out of every ten tower cranes…tributes to Tommy McNicholas who died last week…the Irish developer who leading the exodus of London’s Embassies to south of the river near Battersea…Barratt Homes says government’s Help to Buy Scheme has given it the best sales its seen in five years…Thousands of new homes are being built in London’s Square Mile…Ballymore puts its 37-acre docklands site on the market for £150m…the London Irish Construction Network celebrates its third anniversary with a ‘do’ at the Embassy of Ireland

The London council looking for Irish foster families

IN MUSIC AND ARTS David Hennessy catches up with Luke and Charlotte Ritchie in Balham in south London…Manchester-based Irish playwright Conor McKee tells us about bringing his play Thrasher to London…Louise Morrissey tells us how it feels to be celebrating 25 years in Country and Western…IRISH DANCING from the Roscommon Feis…Graham Linehan is getting back together with his IT Crowd for a one-off special

…and Irish World photographers OUT&ABOUT at your event or an event near you




the best GAA coverage in the UK including previews of London’s upcoming clash this week-end with Carlow for the Leinster Championship as London manager Eamonn Phelan urges his players to seize the day…Damian Dolan talks to former Republic of Ireland soccer star Phil Babb about taking Hayes & Yeading into a new era…Kevin Doyle and Ciaran Clark have been left out of the side that will face England…In Racing Simon Clifford on the rise and rise of Aidan O’Brien





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