In the January issue 26 of the Irish World

 

 

The Irish World talked to the UK's high street's biggest buyers of Irish beef products – including budget burgers – to see how they are responding to the horsemeat scandal that has shocked consumers, farmers and everyone else.

Taoiseach Enda Kenny promises the real culprits will be found and there will be no cover-up

Irish human rights lawyer and trainee barrister in London Maeve O'Rourke – who has compiled 5,000 pages of testimony from survivors of the notorious Magalene Laundries for Senator Martin McAleese's report due to be pubished next month – has urged people to use the report to get justice for the women instead of just looking for people to blame.

Irish nursing graduates – who are being encouraged to shun the HSE's cut-rate jobs – are leaving the country in their hundreds as only 30 graduates applied for a thousand advertised jobs

Tributes are paid to James O'Connell, 72, of Portmagee, Co. Kerry who died in hospital in New York after a sudden heart attack while visiting. The well-loved, retired property developer was a prominent figure in the Irish community in London and was active in the GAA and Kerry Association.

John Joe Durkan, the "father figure" of the family-owned building company of the same name – he was the eldest of seven brothers and one sister and helped build the company up to the huge concern it is today – died in Sandyford aged 78 after a long illness. He had been a major figure in the Irish community in Britain for several years even after bringing his family back to live in Dublin.

The illegal "blacklisting" that ruined the careers of many construction workers because they were either trades unionists or raised concerns about site safety goes back to MPs in the House  of Commons as one of the biggest contractors for the Olympic site admitted they consulted the blacklists.

The Irish bank that was persuaded to lend £750 million to a property developer – now jailed for seven years – who entertained bankers on his private yacht on the Cote d'Azure missed that he had previosu convictions for selling dodgy peerages to wealthy Americans.

Sally Mulready gives a personal appreciation of the late Robert Kee

Our Food Fitness and Health correspondent on how to avoid horsemeat in your burgers

We talk to award winning photographer Andrew McConnell about his project to change perceptions of refugees

The most talked about band in Ireland, Kodaline….talks to us 

Win tickets to the London Premiere of Ray Cooney's legendary farce  Run for Your Wife at Leicester Square

AND win tickets to the next World Series Boxing event at York Hall in February

 

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