In this week’s February 15 Irish World (Issue 1402)

Irish World February 15 (Issue 1402)
Irish World February 15 (Issue 1402)

The family of Galway student Patrick Halpin await the release of his body after he was found dead in the West End

Pope Francis meets Philomena Lee and Steve Coogan in Rome – but the Vatican says he won’t be watching the movie Philomena

With up to five deaths in less than a fortnight – one in Northern Ireland, two in Ireland, one in England and one in Wales – attributed to social media game neknomination, Facebook says it has no responsibility in the matter

Trinity College Dublin is to put a priceless collection of explorers’ maps – donated to the college in 1802 – on-line for all to see

Ireland’s rugby side has already convincingly  beaten Scotland and Wales so can it keep its winning streak for its clash with England

London Irish actress Emer Kenny – returning in TV’s Pramface – tells Shelley Marsden what it’s like to play a ‘total b**ch’

The Church in England and Wales says it will not follow the example of Switzerland, Germany, Luxembourg and others in disclosing the findings of its questionnaire surveys and is sending them straight to Rome

The Vatican hits back at the UN’s criticism of its handling of cases of child abuse by priests while the Archbishop of Dublin says that in the past its conduct had been “simply inexcusable”…but it’s much better now

Dara O Briain wants to use your smartphone to help beat cancer

The first meeting of the group to help survivors of abuse in the Magdalene Laundries – following a €250,000 grant from the Irish government – will be held in London on February 28

Dublin rents are climbing back up to boom time levels

The Dublin astrophysicist who wants to go on a one-way mission to Mars a decade from now explains why to Shelley Marsden

It’s Valentine’s Day on Friday – find out which towns and counties are the most romantic, get some tips from a traditional matchmaker, who was St. Valentine and why did some bits of him end up in a church in Whitefriar Street in Dublin

Our regular Irish dancing coverage with John Egan

 The best in Country and Western, Country and Irish, and Traditional Irish music coverage

Damian Dempsey talks to David Hennessy about his past, his present and his future and the release of his ‘Best Of..’ collection

And the best GAA and Irish rugby coverage in London and the UK…bar none!

Irish World February 15 (Issue 1402)


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