Obama tells Northern Ireland’s youth peace is up to them

the Irish World 22 June 2013
the Irish World 22 June 2013

In this week’s London versus Leitrim special edition:

‘War is Easy, Peace is Hard’: US President Barack Obama gives a stirring speech to youngsters in Belfast telling them the future of the peace process depends on the everyday choices they make

‘Bring Him Home’: The Irish singer who created the role of Jean Valjean in Les Miserables is back and Colm Wilkinson tells the Irish World why he is so in awe of what Hugh Jackman did with the role in the film version and why he chose to play the Bishop

‘From Buffy to the Bard’: actor Alexis Denisoff – known to TV audiences for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel on Buffy creator Joss Whedon’s 21st century version of Much Ado about Nothing – in which he stars with Amy Acker – and his own Irish heritage

The London Irish Pensioners’ Choir is looking for a part-time development officers for its ambitious expansion plans

Two young Irish women make it to the final of BBC One’s The Voice

Sean Moriarty talks to London fans headed to Leitrim for this week-end’s Connacht football championship semi-final on their loyalty for their adopted county versus their original home county

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Her Majesty the Queen honours Wigmore Hall director John Gilhooly, Cambridge professor Stephen O’Rahilly and Birmingham Irish dancing teacher Sylvia Brennan

Moran and Bewley’s Hotels’ boss – and London County sponsor – Tommy Moran is seeing his faith in his adopted county beginning to pay off

The European Commission has entered the debate about extending overseas voting rights to Irish emigrants

One of the stars of the hit historical drama, Vikings, talks to the Irish World

Conor MacNeill on acting opposite superstar Daniel Radcliffe in the West End revival of Martin McDonagh’s The Cripple of Inishmaan

Cork singer Havana – aka Carol Anthony – on instant celebrity, becoming tabloid fodder because of her friendship with a professional soccer player…and her new album

Feispix’s John Egan’s celebrated unrivalled Irish dancing coverage

Ten things to see in Leitrim if you’re over from London for the match

Out&About with Irish World photographers at an event in your community

and in Sports…


IW Sports 22 June 2013
In this week’s Irish World Sports


All the usual unrivalled GAA coverage including previews of this week-end’s London hurlers versus Westmeath at Ruislip and, of course, London’s footballers against Leitrim at home…GAA legend Tomás Mulcahy’s column…John Doyle’s Ascot tips…tributes to the late Vinny Ryan…cyclist Felix English chases Irish title… and Irish driver Keith Cronin resumes his world rally championship campaign in Sardinia













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