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In this week’s Irish Post…

IN THIS WEEK’S IRISH POST (OUT NOW)

IN NEWS

New wave of labourers earning up to £400 a day

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High wages are luring hundreds of Irish construction workers to Britain to work on London’s Crossrail project. John Small, a construction manager, estimates that 80 per cent of Crossrail’s tunnellers are Irish.

Britain overtakes Ireland to become home of the redhead

Ireland has been pipped to the post to the title of the reddest country. Speaking of the spread of the ginger gene, IrelandsDNA’s Alastair Moffat said: “Like the peacock’s tail, it doesn’t help him survive but it attracts mates.”

Law award for Magdalene Laundries campaigner

London-based Dubliner Maeve O’Rouke wins the Family Law Awards 2013 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year for her work on the Justice for Magdalene campaign.

The mum who Met her vocation

The Irish Post journalist Robert Mulhern meets single mum Natasha McKenna who, when she isn’t looking after five-year-old daughter Mia Rose, holds down a demanding job as a Detective Constable with London’s Metropolitan Police Service.

Fantastic Fleadh

Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann in Scotland enjoyed great success at the Fleadh Cheoil, bringing home over half the British medal haul from this year’s competition.

The young Irish making waves in London

In the first of a two-part series, Bríd Stenson meets young Irish Londoners who are making a name for themselves in Britain.

IN ENTERTAINMENT

Staring back into the Grass Arena

As The Grass Arena celebrates its 25th year since publication, John Healy recalls the writing of a work rightfully lauded as a modern classic.

Interview: About Time star Domhnall Gleeson

Domhnall Gleeson has stepped out of his dad Brendan’s shadow to take on his biggest role yet. Lauren Murphy finds out what it’s like becoming a Hollywood lead.

Maeve Higgins’ hilarious weekly column

It’s time for Maeve to call in the exterminator after an unwanted furry visitor  sets up camp in her flat – rent free.

Hitting the right notes

From composing operas to orchestral live shows and critically acclaimed CDs, Julie Feeney has lit up the Irish music scene. She speaks to Enda Brady.

What’s on

Our weekly guide to the very best Irish-influenced events on across Britain

IN SPORT

Fulham frustrated as London captain Hannon transfers home

Fulham Irish consider a plan to push for a motion that would force players to commit to club championship here if they line out at county level in the same season, reports Robert Mulhern.

Out of the darkness

Jason McAteer on overcoming the depression that took over after his successful career came to an end.

Irish group wants to create ‘Ascot of greyhound racing’ in Wimbledon

Irish businessman Paschal Taggart, who is credited with revolutionising Ireland’s greyhound industry, is confident that his bid to save the last remaining dog track in London will be successful.

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