Ireland’s Health Minister James Reilly promises a health service fit for purpose and so good it will attract emigrants back either with their children or to retire
In a wide-ranging interview Dr. Reilly also urges Irish welfare organisations in this country to work more closely to pool resources and expertise before they can expect any more money from Dublin
The minister also holds out the prospect of Irish nurses – currently arriving in this country in large numbers – taking on many Irish GPs’ tradition duties, even prescribing.
The formal installation of Pope Francis as Vicar of Rome and Pope – attended by President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and Irish Finance Minister Michael Noonan among many others – has prompted speculation that Ireland will reinstate its diplomatic mission to the Vatican before the next General Election
Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson has been confirmed as the UN Special Envoy to Africa’s troubled, conflict-ridden Great Lakes region
Kilburn schoolchildren are holding a sponsored STOMP in their local parks to get equipment and kit for African schools with which they are partnered
Reports and pictures from the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations in London, Manchester, Brent, Luton, Halifax, Birmingham, Milton Keynes…and beyond
Love/Hate actress Charlie Murphy on appearing in the BBC’s answer to Downton Abbey’s success, the period drama The Village
Jodie Whittaker, familiar to TV viewers because of here appearance in crime drama Broadchurch, on Northern Ireland’s feel-good punk movie Good Vibration
Sean Moriarty on two orphans’ life-long friendship forged in a Magdalene laundry
David Hennessy previews former champion boxer Steve Collins’ film debut, Tax City
Stephanie Frances O’Brien on the pleasant surprise of seeing her self-pubished novel, The Price of Experience, becoming a sell-out success.
Older Irish people are being given a chance to visit some of the sights in Ireland they merely glimpsed at on their way to the boat all those years ago..
We look at the history and importance of the Irish Pontifical College in Rome
A 45-year old London-based Kildare man, Brian Bunyan, stole the show for those who stayed behind at Cheltenham to ride Age of Glory to victory in the St. Patrick’s Derby in aid of Cancer Research UK
Former Republic of Ireland soccer international Kenny Cunningham on Ireland’s World Cup double headers with Sweden and Austria
In GAA football London must beat Limerick at Ruislip next Week. Damian Dolan previews the game.
St. Brigid’s are crowned ‘comeback kings” in the GAA All-Ireland SFC after beating Ballymun Kickhams
In hurling London’s captain John Walsh is bullish about forthcoming games against Mayo and Roscommon while Warwickshire’s Conall Maskey has warned his team mates to expect a Longford backlash at Glennon Brothers Pearse Park
Now the RBS 6 Nations Rugby is over Damian Dolan asks: what’s next fort Ireland’s Brian O’Driscoll and Declan Kidney?
With Cheltenham over for another year John Doyle looks forward to the Aintre Grand National, Newmarket 2000 Guines, Epsom Derby, Royal Ascot Gold Cup and Longchamp’s Prix de ‘Arc de Triomphe