In this week’s January 11 Irish World (print edition)

Irish World January 11
Irish World January 11

WILD WEST: that Atlantic storm on the west coast of Ireland captured in stunning detail

SHERLOCK: Drogheda comedian and actress Yasmine Akram gets her big break opposite Benedict Cumberbatch

SOUL: Lisa Stansfield, back in brilliant form, on her Irish connections, roots and influences

LONDON: free London GAA calendar in London editions

LUTON: tributes to much-loved parish priest Fr. Joseph Lee, 42, who will be buried next week after he was found dead in his car on December 27.

HOLY SEE: officials to give evidence to UN next week about what they knew about clerical child abuse

HAASS FLAGS AND PARADES PLAN: amid fears the proposals are in disarray as some Unionists pander to hardliners and Orangemen ahead of May’s local elections the details have been published in an attempt to go over the heads of the parties to Northern Irish people. See pages 5-6.

AID: Concern CEO Dominic McSorley and Director of International Programming Anne O’Mahoney on the challeges facing Irish aid workers in South Sudan and Lebanon where they are working with Syrian refugees

HOUSING: David Cameron insists there is no housing bubble/Ireland’s two-tier housing recovery driven by Dublin

FAI: One of Ireland’s richest businessmen has helped rescue the Football Association of Ireland from an intolerable debt burden arising from its Aviva Stadium

‘DO’s and ‘DON’T’s of a State Banquet with the Queen – Shelley Marsden looks forward to President Higgins’s visit in May

MASTERCLASS: businessman Bob Geldof to mentor entrepreneurs in London

KINDLE  Wexford author Carmel Harrington has been announced as the winner of the annual 2013 Kindle Book Award…following in the footsteps of J K Rowling and E L James

IRISH DANCING tributes are paid to New Jersey’s Peter J Smith, the WW2 veteran who performed at Radio City Music Hall, sang the Irish anthem for six US presidents, and whose Irish dancing school has produced more champions than anywhere else

IRISH CULTURE IN THE UK: Just what 2014 has in store for us all

LADY OF LETTERS: meet Ireland’s most prolific letter writer, Marie McSweeney

LUKA, 26 YEARS ON: writer and performer of the infectious pop classic Suzanne Vega talks to the Irish World

SMALL WORLD – the Irish World’s John Egan left the rain-sodden Home Counties behind him to head to Tobago in the Caribbean, only to find the Cork-born husband and wife team running his hotel had honed their craft in Cricklewood and Willesden

AND IN SPORTLONDON IRISH resigned to losing Aussie star JAMES O’CONNOR  – whose powerhouse performance  stormed the Exiles to victory over WORCESTER last week – at the end of the season…in our continuing series of interviews with candidates for the GAA Presidency SEAN WALSH suggests the Seanie Johnston rule could be looked at again…Fullen Gaels manager STAN MURRAY HESSION withdraws from the running to be London’s hurling manager...TONY GAUGHAN  is still undecided on whether he will choose his hometown or LONDON..PARNELLS YOUTH PRESENTATIONS…Taekwondo and kickboxing champion JACQUELINE HOLOHAN…and Dubliners JOE DUNNE managing MARK KINSELLA talk to the Irish World about managing Colchester United

Irish World January 11
Irish World January 11

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