IN THIS WEEK’S IRISH POST (OUT NOW)
Too little, too late?
Fianna Fáil has revealed its new plans to win over the Irish in Britain, promising them limited voting rights back home and a voice in the Dáil. But is it too little, too late?
Sinn Féin thinks so. In a scathing attach, the party’s Diaspora spokesperson Seán Crowe TD has branded the move “hypocritical” and blamed Fianna Fáil for forcing “huge numbers” to leave Ireland in the wake of the economic crisis.
Magdalene compensation snub is ‘rejection of Laundry women’
Survivors of Ireland’s brutal Magdalene Laundries who fled to Britain have castigated the point-blank refusal of the religious orders that ran those institutions to contribute to the Government’s £50million redress scheme.
“This sends out a very awful message to women who suffered and it cannot be the final word,” an “incensed” Sally Mulready tells The Irish Post.
Presidential praise for work of Haringey Irish Centre
Pick up this week’s Irish Post for full coverage of President Higgins’ visit to London and Scotland, including his off-the-cuff heartfelt speech in the Haringey Irish Centre.
21 simple rules for being Irish in Britain
Irish Post writers Ronan Early and Robert Mulhern aren’t men who like to go with the flow. They live by a list of strict rules. But do you agree with their prescriptions?
In the week that a Duchess had a baby, one suggestion is particularly pertinent: “You do not don Union Jack memorabilia. Royal Wedding? Jubilee celebrations? Flag came free with the Sunday paper? Doesn’t matter. Too much history. Do not touch.”
Labour promises referendum on aborting doomed foetus
Tánaiste Eamon Gilmore has pledged to hold a referendum on allowing abortion in the case of fatal foetal abnormality if his Labour Party gains power in Ireland’s next general election.
The revelation follows revelations by The Irish Post earlier this month that three or four couples travel to Britain each week to have their doomed pregnancy terminated.
Loyalists hark after a Britain that doesn’t exist
Irish Post columnist Joe Horgan gives a damning verdict of the North’s violent Loyalists. “I sometimes get the impression that they are like those football fans who take particular pride in their own unpopularity,” he says.
The London team travelled to Mayo as firm underdogs – and were proved to be so by the result – but that did not stop their fans coming to the game with smiles on their faces.
In a picture special, The Irish Post catches up with some of London’s biggest fans.
New trade agreement will aid bilateral co-operation
Britain and Ireland have agreed the terms of a new trade deal. But is it a good move for Ireland? The Irish Post’s readers have their say.
Landlord’s pride at Auntie’s bloomers
A green-fingered publican who boasts a crop of London Pride above the door to welcome thirsty punters will be the focus of a 30-minute Gardeners’ World special.
Crimefighting duo to stay on in Manchester
The two Irishmen responsible for protecting Manchester’s streets will remain in post for another three years, The Irish Post reports.