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‘We need a miracle to save our boy’

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The devastated family of a Donegal teen involved in a horrific car crash are “praying for a miracle” as the young man continues to fight for his life in a British hospital.

Relatives of Conor Boyle this week spoke of how the 18-year-old is battling severe head injuries as well as the collapsed lungs and broken bones he suffered in a late-night accident just outside Peterborough on Saturday, September 7.

Ballina Gathering set to rekindle old memories

The welcome flags are out in Mayo this week as The Irish Post Gathering with Leeds Irish Health and Homes gets underway in Ballina.

For many of the delegation, the trip will mark the first time they have been back to Ireland for many years.

Briton drafted in to keep watchful eye on All-Ireland final

The safe-keeping of this weekend’s All-Ireland football final is in the hands of a British technician, The Irish Post has learned.

An employee from the London-based Hawk-Eye goal-line technology firm has resumed a supervision role of the technology, which has been a controversial feature of the GAA’s All-Ireland series.

Irish designers are the hot tickets of Fashion Week

With John Rocha, Zoe Jordan and JW Anderson among the stars of London Fashion Week – it was pretty hot to be Irish in the city as the fashion world’s eyes fell on the English capital.

Gemma Williams presents her snapshot of London Fashion Week 2013.

Demanding a vote of confidence and a political voice

A special news feature by Niall O’Sullivan probes the issue of whether Irish-born citizens abroad should be given voting rights in the country of their birth.

Irish community leaders across Britain have called on Ireland to allow its citizens abroad to vote to make up for its “shameful” attitude towards emigrants.

Meanwhile, an independent Senator has claimed the Irish abroad will have no chance of gaining a say in Ireland’s governance if plans to abolish the Seanad go ahead.

‘Sex, violence and booze on Cricklewood Broadway’

Forget all of the twee clichés about emigrant life in north-west London during the 1960s… the real story is darker – and far more interesting – as local historian and author Bernard Canavan tells The Irish Post journalist Robert Mulhern.

IN ENTERTAINMENT

Showtime for the London Irish

Amid accusations of reinforcing stereotypes and casual racism, Channel 4’s series about four Northern Irish twenty-somethings hits TV next week.

Steve Cummins meets the show’s cast and creator.

It’s a love/hate thing

Rí Rá interviews Dublin-born Love/Hate actor  Killian Scott, who reveals how he never gave up acting even after being rejected for over 200 jobs before landing a part on Ireland’s successful crime drama.

Maeve Higgins’ hilarious weekly column

Cork comedienne Maeve Higgins – who is this week busy preparing to be a bridesmaid – finds she has never felt the futility of existence more keenly than while in a beauty salon.

Keeping it country

As a 23-year-old country singer Liverpool’s Nathan Carter is a rarity. He tells Rí Rá about his Irish upbringing and topping the Irish album charts.

Crawley and Birmingham picture specials 

Sussex sunshine was the order of the day as the Crawley Irish celebrated their 18th festival, while the Pat Molloy Summer School in Birmingham hosted two days of workshops held in venues across Birmingham’s Irish Quarter.

IN SPORT

Croke Park decision on stalled London SCH imminent

The Croke Park appeal to determine the make-up of the London SCH final will be heard on Friday.

The championship has been stalled by a series of claims and counterclaims following Sean Treacys’ alleged fielding of an unregistered hurler in their summer championship encounter with Robert Emmets.

Championship fever

A bumper GAA edition with seven pages of match reports from around the country.

All-Ireland final preview

Ahead of the big one on Sunday, Terry Reilly plots the rise of James Horan, Mayo’s driven and meticulous coach.

Meanwhile Irish Post Sport columnist Eamonn O’Molloy looks set to ruffle a few feathers with his forthright views on this weekend’s showdown between Dublin and Mayo.

Exile Ian Humphrey reflects on a big win

The London Irish number ten – who scored the match-winning penalty to sink Worcester – reflects on the Exile’s first win while the club looks forward to its opening home game of the season against Exeter in Reading on Saturday.

Plus, catch all of the pictures from the club’s opening day double-header fixture against Saracens at Twickenham.

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