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IRA hunger striker’s £8 m cash call to British investors

Tom McFeely – notorious Irish developer and former IRA hunger striker – is trying to drum up over £8m in Britain so he can return to the property business.

Meanwhile, the Bankrupt tycoon prepares to be quizzed over €140k found under the bathtub of his former Dublin home.

Donegal crash teen loses his fight for life

The broken-hearted parents of tragic Donegal teen Conor Boyle have paid tribute to their son who has lost his fight for life.

Hugh and Sheila Boyle said “life will never be the same” after Conor passed away in a British hospital last Friday. Conor will be brought home to Donegal for burial this week.

Poll shows majority of Ireland supports votes for Irish abroad

An overwhelming majority of people in Ireland think the Irish abroad should be given a say in elections at home, according to a major poll exclusively revealed by The Irish Post.

The revelation comes ahead of the Constitutional Convention’s make-or-break debate on votes for the Irish abroad this weekend.

Journalist’s forced redundancy raises press freedom issues

An award-winning Irish investigative journalist was made redundant shortly after approaching the home of Ireland’s Garda Commissioner seeking to confirm if he had speeding points wiped out.

20-year sentence for killer who fatally stabbed father-of-two

An Irishman who fled to Dublin after stabbing his London neighbour 54 times has been jailed for 20 years.
Thomas Kearney, 39, said “I’m sorry” as he was sentenced this week for murdering father-of-two Dave Remmer, 35, in a manic knife attack.

 

IN ENTERTAINMENT

Who will be Ireland’s next great poet?

The passing of Derry poet Seamus Heaney has cast a huge shadow over Irish poetry.

In the aftermath of the great man’s passing, Philip Cummins looks at five contemporary Irish poets who are likely to emerge from the shade.

Pointless, forgettable and unfunny – London Irish reviewed

The controversial new Channel 4 show London Irish – based around the antics of four ex-pats from the North of Ireland – started this week. Ronan Early was less than impressed.

Beauty basics – what to buy this autumn

As the weather closes in and the nights get longer, Anne Marie Scanlon picks out this season’s bumper colours and shades.

Bad boy has a change of heart

Tallafornia’s Marc O’Neill is infamous in Ireland, but away from the TV screen he’s a science student doing his bit for charity, he tells Rí Rá.

West End fairy tale

Pádraig Delaney finds a gap in his busy schedule to tell Fiona Audley about an acting dream come true. 

The Wexford-born actor joins a star-studded cast for a new production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Rí Rá bumper review edition

Read a half-dozen reviews in this week’s entertainment section, including Aiden Gillen’s latest film and young Irish director Cathal Cleary’s production of Arthur Miller’s The Last Yankee.

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IN SPORT

Capital bonds

London’s key supporting role in Dublin’s All-Ireland glory is revealed in this week’s Irish Post Sport.

Columnists respond to error-strewn final

In the aftermath of Dublin’s 2-12 to 1-14 victory in the All-Ireland final on Sunday, columnist Eamonn O’Molloy sees hints of a period of dominance to come for the Metropolitans.

Meanwhile Garry Doyle argues that Mayo’s misery won’t last forever.

A look ahead to the All-Ireland hurling final replay

The Irish Post Sport‘s Shane Stapleton is tipping Clare to clinch the cup this Saturday – provided the Banner County can maintain their performance level from the last clash.

Hard-working Irish let down by lack of composure and belief

Sports Editor Ronan Early was at the Madejski Stadium last weekend for London Irish’s spirited performance against Exeter. The Exiles let an 11-point lead slip to lose 23-29.

Centre Eamonn Sheridan picks apart his side’s defeat.

Bennett pushes the mighty Cavendish

Ireland have a new cycling star after rider Sam Bennett wins a stage at the Tour of Britain before claiming second place on the final stage behind British sprinter Mark Cavendish.

 

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