In this week’s Irish World…

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We investigate the short term benefits for UK visitors to Ireland as the Euro hits a nine year low. The drop will also positively affect people over here with mortgages in Ireland.

Latest appointments by Pope Francis, as his new list of cardinals from less renowned Vatican dioceses worldwide further show his willingess to break precedent

The most interesting experiments that are to be held at the annual Young Sscientist exhibition for Irish secondary school students – including measuring the amount of bacteria found in holy water fonts in churches across the country

Amazing photos of the work of a north west London Irish baker who is finding great success in her baking career – all while holding down a full time job

We speak to the Fermanagh sister hairdressing team Curran Creatives who are taking the London styling team by storm after stints at London Fashion Week, the Miss World competition and who have opened a busy salon in Hanwell

Ireland becoming the first EU state to be allowed access to the American beef market following the BSE ban

The Easter Rising party set up to ensure that the hundredth anniversary is properly commemorated next year

The furore over Channel 4’s decision to commission a sitcom on the famine – and our own views on the dangers of banning a programme before it has even been shown

Much, much more news from both here, abroad and Ireland – in business, politics and current affairs – that affect our readers here in Britain

In sport….

Stephanie Roche: We speak to the Irish footballer whose name is on everyone’s lips ahead of the results of FIFA’s goal of the year award

Chris Hughton, Brighton manager, on why his dream job is to manage the Republic of Ireland football team

London star Cathal McCarron returns to Tyrone after successful spells with the Exiles’ county team and Round Towers

Shinty report as Ireland lost out in the first stage to Scotland

Preview of Fullen Gaels All Ireland Junior Club clash against Munster and Waterford champions Modelio

Brian O’Driscoll tribute, look ahead to London GAA’s 2015 fixtures, big names in GAA set to retire, Paddy Barnes’ MBE and much, much more

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