This Irish World – Margaret Thatcher Special – April 13




END OF AN ERA: Few British leaders in living memory made as great an impact on Irish people as Margaret Thatcher even though, ironically, she had little, if any, interest in the country. We look back at those years and the Irish reactions to her death.


SAVITA: The attention of many of the world’s media outlets turned to Galway for the inquest into the death of Savita Halappanavar last October.


WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: London is to host the World Irish Dancing championships next year and one Irish dancing school is hoping to build on its success at this year’ championships in Boston


FAREWELL: Tributes to the late, great Milo O’Shea


NOT SO FAR AND AWAY: Tom Cruise gets the full red carpet treatment from the Irish government as Tanaiste Eamon Gilmore presents a certificate of his Irish showing rots that go back to Strongbow.


ROSE OF TRALEE: Sean Moriarty looks at the contestants to be this year’s London Rose


MASTERMIND: This year’s Mastermind is from south Armagh. Aidan McQuade, who works for an anti-slavery charity, answered specialist questions on Abraham Lincoln.


BANKRUPT: One of Ireland’s more flambuoyant property developers – Sean “The Baron of Ballsbridge” Dunne said he expects to be debt-free soon – via the US courts – with creditors getting as little as 2 per cent f the up to a billion that he owes


PLEA: An Irish grandmother in London appeals for an Irish bone marrow donor for her eight-year old grandson


IRISH MOVIES: The Irish World’s David Henessy chairs a special Q&A to accompany a special screening of King of the Travellers ad was at the BAFTA for the premiere of Andy Nolan’s Tax City which stars boxer Steve Collins.


SCI-FI: Film director Alan Brennan on his new science fiction film set in Dublin starring Rafe Spall


THE VOICE: Tyrone’s Andrea Begley on her bid for success on the TV talent show


ENCHANTED ISLE: We have a number of tickets for Irish World readers to go to Irish Heritage’s gala evening at St. John’s, Smith Square in Westminster next wek.


DIASPORA: Donal Foreman on his new film, Out of Here, which is sure to strike a chord with the modern diaspora


FASHION: Dedicated follower of fashion Darren Kennedy – who has a growing TV audience here and in Ireland – talks to Jan Ennis and David Hennessy abut why he thinks Irish fashions gets such an undeserved, bad rap.


TRAVEL: Sean Moriarty looks at plans for a new relief road in Wales that could make life easier for Irish motorists using the ferries



SOCCER: Republic of Ireland to play World Champions Spain t the Yankee Stadium in New York on June 11…Niamh Fahey is gunning for Champions’ League glory with Arsenal


GAA FOOTBALL: London rue more bad luck at the hands of Leitrim,…Tara avoid double dip in St. Joseph’s clash…Longford timber firm Glennon Brothers sponsor the Edinburgh school league


GOLF: Ahead of the Augusta Masters Padraig Harrington tells Phil Rice and the Irish World why he believes he can win more majors









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