The Irish World March 30

Irish World March 30


New social housing rules which affect everybody but especially people living in London’s pricier, more central boroughs, come into force. Sean Moriarty looks at their likely impact in places like Kilburn, Brent and other popular Irish enclaves

It’s that time of year again as Manchester picks the first Rose…of Tralee

The brother of a former Rose – Donegal woman Grainne Boyle was Dubai’s Rose in 2011 – hits out at criticism of multilingual Grainne’s accent by a London recruitment agency

Belfast actress and indie film-maker, Aoife Madden, is jailed for falsely claiming tax relief and tax credits for movie…about criminals

Two of the men found by a Belfast court to be culpable for the 1998 Omagh bombing which killed at least 29 people say they will appeal last week’s civil court ruling

Westminster MPs examine the 2011 Census data to produce a list that pinpoints exactly where the Irish live in the UK and just how Irish they are

Ireland tells people struggling with mortgage debt negative equity and reduced earnings how they must trim their quality of living if they are to be allowed avail of new insolvency rules, writes David Hennessy

Luton parents use a school run protest to disrupt trafic in their dispute over cutbacks to local school bus services

Schools in Wembley in London are going to Ireland to recruit 48 teachers to fill vacancies for the 2013-2014 school year

The London Marathon is around the corner and Sean Moriarty looks at four Irish people in London – including a father and daughter – hoping to raise money for good casuses by running in it

Kevin Clancy looks at how to make the Budget work for you

Cork businesses are turning to the diaspora for help with a new Foundation

Claudia Redmond on the Irish talent at the heart of the Royal Ballet which wil perform in Derry City of Culture at the Easter week-end

Steve Collins talks to David Hennessy about the similarities between his boxing career and film-acting and his latest role in Tax City as well as a possible comeback fight

We look at the Irish actors bringing Brian Friel’s play Molly Sweeney to life at The Print Room

Peter Coonan – known for playing a charismatic but vicious Dublin gangster in the hit series Love/Hate – on living and working with the Traveller community for his latest film role and how they’re misrepresented and misunderstood.

Former British rally champ Russell Brookes recalls the last true Circuit of Ireland rally in time for the 30th anniversary of his winning it

Irish House Party have been getting rave reviews here and in Ireland. Lucia Butler talks to the ensemble’s Declan Quinn during a lull in their tour.

Singer Sarah McQuaid – who fuses folk and country to beautiful effect – speaks to David Hennessy about how Ireland has been central to her career

Nora ni Fhlannagain on the healthy way to recover from St. Patrick’s week excess

Declan Bennett, the star of the West End production of the stage version of award winning indie movie, Once, talks to a captivated and entranced Shelley Marsden.

Richard Dormer, who plays the Godfather of Northern Irish punk Terri Hooley in biopic Good Vibrations and is also known for Game of Thrones, tells David Hennessy about making a feel-good movie set in 1970s Belfast…that doesn’t mention The Troubles.

Swansea-Cork ferry service is scuppered once and for all, writes Sean Moriarty

In Sport Kevin Grogan talks about Manchester United, his career-ending injury and his new life as a manager in the US

London Irish rugby CEO Andy Martin tells Damian Dolan why the transformation of Hazelwood Golf Course is crucial to the club’s development plans

Birmingham-born Irishman Dan Martin defeats Tour de France champ Bradley Wiggins to win the Tour of Catalonia. The only other Irishman to win the week-long, gruelling road race was Sean Kelly in 1984 and 1986

Racing columnist Simon Clifford watches the Irish Flat Season kick off at the Curragh

Damian Dolan on the GAA’s annual congress held in Derry and plans to restructure hurling championships – despite opposition from London

GAA President Liam O’Neill commits to developing grounds across Britain

Damian Dolan on the return of GAA footbal to Crawley for the first time since the 1990s.

London hurlers beat Mayo in Castlebar and Longford see off Warwickshire at Pearse Park while in football London’s fightback against Limerick at Ruislip falls just that bit short



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