In the September 20 Irish World


Tributes are paid to Ian Paisley as the former unionist leader is laid to rest this week after dying at the age of 88.

A committee is set up to honour the role of Liverpool’s Irish in 1916.

Writer/director John Michael McDonagh has provoked some controversy by saying he would prefer his films were not seen as Irish. McDonagh, who was acclaimed for The Guard and Calvary, says he is unimpressed with Irish films that are unintelligent and not very accomplished. He also says he believes Irish audiences are less keen on the industry of their own country.

A group of green-fingered Dollis Hill residents, led by Cavan man Bernie Fitzpatrick, were celebrating with the Mayor of Brent after scooping a prestigious community award.

Full report from the Speciality & Fine Food Fair in London where many Irish brands were exhibiting their produce.

As the London Irish Centre celebrates 60 years, Chief Executive David Barlow answers some of its critics and contemplates its future.

Comedian Aisling Bea chats to us ahead of next weeks Magners Greenwich Comedy Festival.

With the announcement last week that one of the ships led by Sir John Franklin had been found, after 160 years, we chat to author Cormac James whose novel The Surfacing  that brings its reader on board a ship searching for Franklin is suddenly rather timely.  

Folk duo Howard & Clack talk to us about an album that has been three decades in the making.

Actors Eileen Walsh and Kerr Logan talk to us about their new play Teh Internet is Serious Business which deals with the hacking of the hacktivism groups Anonymous and Lulzsec who, sensing the powers in their numbers, took on neo-Nazis, the church of Scientology and PayPal for opposing WikiLeaks. The play is a dramatisation of the true story of what happened when two British teenagers met online and picked a fight with the FBI.


We preview the All-Ireland football final between Donegal and Kerry.

Full coverage of the local GAA scene.



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