the Irish World April 20

the Irish World April 20


In this week’s the Irish World


Ireland’s Constitutional Convention votes 79 per cent in favour of marriage equality in Ireland for gay people prompting a mixed response from the government partners, Fine Gael and Labour, and expectations of a referendum next year

London’s hurlers continue their winning streak with a victory over mighty Meath, the Royal County

The London and Nottingham Roses of Tralee are chosen, one of them appeared before millions on Britain’s Got Talent

Win fabulous  family tickets to Legoland in Windsor

Pope Francis appoints a panel of “wise men” – including Boston’s straight-talking, zero tolerance Cardinal Sean O’Malley – to advise him on how to deal with the Vatican’s controversial and discredited civil service, the Curia

The US Supreme Court clears the way for the Police Service of Northern Ireland to obtain candid, taped interviews made by the late Dolours Price about her own IRA activities and her recollections of Gerry Adams

Tributes are paid to lifelong GAA supporters Johnny Fenton and Tim Brosnan who have died

Ireland to give £18 million to the UN’s World Food Programme

University College Cork names its athletics track after Sonia O’Sullivan

Innisfree Housing and the Federation of Irish Societies are looking for volunteers to help them record oral histories of Irish people who came here in the 1960s and 1970s

Jurys Inns gets a £280m debt write down from its creditors

Ireland’s Inland Revenue has its eye on emigrants for the property tax on homes they may be renting out

Construction firms are still going bust at an alarming rate…but it is slowing down

The former IMF economist who led Ireland’s bail-out troika in 2008 admits they got it wrong by insisting on austerity-only and wealthy bondholders should have taken some of the pain

Sean Moriarty meets an elderly woman who would like to see the Gathering help reunite women who, in post-War Ireland, felt they had to give up their children because they were unmarried mothers

David Hennessy talks to actress Leanne Best ahead of her performance in The Match Box at Kilburn’s Tricycle

Colin Hay, formerly of Australian pop group Men At Work, talks to the Irish World about his UK tour

The Celtic Fiddle Festival enjoy the spotlight after two decades together

Are you at risk of the Celtic Curse? Haemochromatosis (an excess of iron in the blood) affects more Irish people than any other group. Catch it in time and it can’t ruin your life or kill you

Rising film star Eliza Regan talks about an already impressive body of work this early in her career and her plans for the future

Hip Hop dancer and choreographer Robby Graham, aka Raw-B, wants to overturn stereotypical conceptions and cliches of the drunken Irish

Actor Edward MacLiam talks about his film Run & Jump and his American success

Around Ireland on a bike: the new boss of Ireland’s biggest cycle race, Armagh man Tony Campbell, talks about his hopes for Ireland’s modest equivalent of the Tour de France

And, of course, OUT & ABOUT, Irish World photographers at an event near you…

In Sport Damian Dolan mets the Irishman who wants to put Wasps back at the top of English rugby

Simon Clifford speaks to the rising star of Irish racing, jockey Bryan Cooper, after his Cheltenham and Aintree heroics and Irish racegoers (and UK punters) look forward to Punchestown

Tyson Fury vows to “take no prisoners” when he steps into the ring in Madison Square Gardens this week-end while Birmingham Irish fighter Matthew Macklin is set for a third shot at a world title

All the club notes from London GAA’s Official Media Partner

London footballers need to be psychologically as well as physically, fit, writes Damian Dolan.

Tir Chonail Gaels devastate Round Towers as Parnells victory over Kingdom Kerry Gaels tastes all the sweeter for the wining side

Full match reports of London jurlers’ victory over Meath at Newbridge




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