In the November 2 Irish World

Ireland’s best known cleric Fr. Brian D’Arcy tells us he will quit the Catholic Church if it continues to censor him for his outspoken criticisms of Rome. 

Philomena writer and star Steve Coogan tells us how his hopes his powerful Oscar-tipped film will prompt the Catholic Church to say sorry to the many single mothers who were forced to give up their children. In Philomena, Dam Judi Dench’s title character is searching for a son she was forced to give up by nuns. The film is based on a true story.

After a Magdalene Laundries survivors’ group expressed outrage after a second survivor died without receiving compensation, Cllr Sally Mulready, who leads the campaign for justice for Magdalene survivors in this country, tells us there is much co-operation going on and there is no dragging of feet as “it is in no one’s interest to prolong this”.

There is full coverage of the first weekend of the 15th Return to Camden Town Festival.

Former Republic of Ireland soccer player and outspoken analyst Eamon Dunphy speaks about his new autobiography The Rocky Road, how his criticism of Jack Charlton made him a hate figure and also affected his family. He also speaks about how Ireland’s history holds the answer to many of its current difficulties and who he would and would not like to see succeeding Giovanni Trapattoni.

Former Coronation Street star Kevin Kennedy (Curly Watts) speaks about his battle with addiction as detailed in his new book, The Street to Recovery. 


Kingdom Kerry Gaels are crowned football champions of London after defeating defending champs, Tir Chonaill Gaels. 

We preview this Sunday’s London hurling county final between Brothers Pearse and St Gabriel’s. 


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