In this week’s Irish World

"Illegitimate" children dumped in septic tank, illegal drug tests. What next?
“Illegitimate” children dumped in septic tank, illegal drug tests. What next?


In this week’s Irish World we attempt an overview of the scandal that has revealed the harshness of Irish attitudes to some of its poorest and most vulnerable people and ask ‘What Next?’

Veteran campaigner, London councillor Sally Mulready, who has long worked to help the survivors of the Magdalen Laundries tells the stark story of her own mother’s exprience at a controversial – even notorious – ‘mother and child’ home in Ireland at which she lost two infants

Police in north London are looking for an Irish ‘distraction burglar’ who stole a 92-year old veteran’s war medals – on the anniversary of D Day

The Association of Catholic Priests in Ireland says their bishops have a duty to raise with Pope Francis the need to ordain women deacons and priests and bring back to the church married former priests or see dioceses and congregations fade away

Ireland is a more Islamic place to do business than Saudi Arabia, according to a Washington DC Professor of business and international studies

The 2011 Census showed a marked drop in the numbers of Irish in Britain and in London, according to figures shared by the GLA. But the DWP shows the numbers of new National Insurance registrations by Irish people since 2011 exceed that shortfall

In features – the Irish director who captured on screen Kevin Spacey and Sam Mendes’ attempts to do a definitive Richard lll, Dublin actor Stanley Townsend on TV’s 1950s Irish crime drama Quirke and on the National Theatre’s King Lear

The Pearces and Sarah McQuaid breaking new ground in Irish music

Irish dancing, trad music, Country&Irish, GAA, and lots more local Irish in Britain news in this week’s Irish World.




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