In this week’s Irish World (January 25 Issue 1399)

Irish World 25 January Issue 1399
Irish World 25 January Issue 1399

The organisation that wants to help survivors of abuse in Irish institutions living in this countryprepare for old age to make up for their childhoods. Caranua CEO Mary Higgins talks to the Irish World

GARTH BROOKS TALKS TO THE IRISH WORLD – The world’s biggest Country and Western superstar, Garth Brooks, talks to the Irish World’s Shelley Marsden about recreating the magic of his sell-out 1997 Croke Park concerts – but this time bigger and better

Martin Luther King Jr’s dream is being realised in Ireland says the country’s Justice Minister Alan Shatter as 3,092 people from more than 100 countries became Irish citizens this week

Europe’s biggest civil engineering project, Crossrail – on which several Irish tunnelling firms are employed – last week reached its halfway mark on time and on budget. Prime Minister David Cameron and London Mayor Boris Johnson went 80m below Tottenham Court Rd station to survey the progress.

Scams and cons exposed – TV presenter Conor Woodman tells David Hennessy about the various traps awaiting unwary travellers

An Oxfam survey finds that Ireland is the eighth best place in the world to eat, the UK 13th and the US only 21st – but the story is a little more complicated than that

Galway student Mary Philbin’s battle against throat cancer in the US is threatened by a lack of funds for treatment

Fans and friends unite to help former Popes musician Paul ‘Mad Dog’ McGuinness

Ian Paisley called Tony Blair ‘a fool” for converting to Catholicism and says he was kicked out of his own party in 2008

1916 pensions are now on -line along with the commanding officers’ observations as to what individuals did to earn them

We look at Irish people’s love affair with ‘the cup of tae’ and talk to author Juanita Browne about her book Put the Kettle On

Clare people in London turned out in force for the Banner County’s star hurlers when they brought the MacCarthy Cup with them

The stories behind 12 Years A Slave

Steve McQueen’s Hollywood smash hit 12 Years A Slave has hardly been out of the headlines – we look at the stories behind it in a slavery special
 Irish country music star – and former boy band star – Derek Ryan on his plans for the UK market

The Playboy of the Western World ends its run at Queen’s Park’s Corrib Rest. David Hennessy reviews the production.

Cervical cancer doesn’t have to be a death sentence – or so says one young woman who tells Shelley Marsden about her battle with it in her 20s and the importance of regular screening

All this and more in your Irish World, out now




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