In this week’s November 23 Irish World

The Irish World November 23 2013
This week’s Irish World (November 23)

IT’S ON: first ever State visit to Britain by an Irish President – we look at all the visits on both sides of the Irish Sea that led up to next April’s historic first

SISTER OF MERCY: we talk to the London-based Sister who thinks the work of nuns with vulnerable women and others should be sufficient riposte to the villainous stereotypes seen in the movies

DUBLIN LAWYER’S €52m FRAUD – Celtic Tiger made Ireland’s biggest ever theft and fraud case possible

JESSIE BUCKLEY – the Irish actress who has gone from TV talent show hopeful to Shakespeare in the West End opposite Jude Law

THE FRANCIS EFFECT – Pope Francis is credited with boosting UK congregations by at least 20 per cent in just eight months

A TALE OF TWO BOROUGHS – Irish residents of the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are acknowledged for their part in greening one of London’s most densely populated and wealthiest boroughs WHILE in one of London’s poorest boroughs, Tower Hamlets, Irish pensioners petition their Mayor ahead of next year’s local elections

IRISH GOVERNMENT GRANTS – the Department of Foreign Affairs gives £5.4m to 110 Irish groups unders it Emigrants Support Programme. Check the list to see who got what

IN BUSINESS – ‘warmer, friendlier” Ryanair improves its website and says it wants business travellers and families, Irish property developer Paddy McKillen loses his legal battle with Britain’s Barclay twins for control of London’s most prestigious hotels, an Irish developer has plans to turn Canary Wharf’s tallest office block into the highest luxury apartments in Western Europe, Ireland to demolish its Celtic Tiger ghost estates

TV’s Maxine Peake talks about filming in Ireland and the use of humour to get through darks times

Shelley Marsden on the sold-out revival of Once a Catholic directed by Kathy Burke

David Hennessy talks to Irish dance troupe Pondydance about bringing Christmas fun to London and reports on Kodaline and Hudson Taylor at the O2 Empire in Shepherd’s Bush

Shelley Marsden was wowed by Jez (Jerusalem) Butterworth’s MOJO

IN IRISH DANCING  – John Egan reports on the Scottish Qualifiers for next year’s World Champiobnships





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