IN THIS WEEK’S IRISH POST (out now)
A voice in Britain for Survivors’ £90million
The Irish Government has announced that two members of the committee responsible for distributing a £94million (€110million) compensation fund to survivors of child abuse in Ireland’s institutional schools are based in Britain.
Following months of uncertainty about the make-up of the nine-person board of the new Residential Institutions Statutory Fund, Ireland’s Education Minister has revealed that its four Survivor members include London-based outreach worker Phyllis Morgan and Martin Power, a social worker from Manchester.
1p beer cut won’t save battling Irish boozers
The one penny cut in beer duty revealed in George Osborne’s Budget has been labelled “meaningless” by an organisation fighting to save thousands of pubs in Britain.
Fair Pint tells The Irish Post that the measure will do little to help the pubs that are being led towards financial ruin by deals forced on publicans by breweries.
Benefits overhaul could leave Irish claimants vulnerable
Government proposals to pay housing benefits directly to tenants could lead to the eviction of scores of the most vulnerable members of the Irish community, charities across Britain have warned.
Celtic fans subject to ‘excessive force’
Scottish legislation governing football fans’ behaviour has come under renewed scrutiny after allegations of ‘heavy handed’ policing of a Celtic fans’ Green Brigade march in Glasgow.
Backers want to take Irish Women’s Centre film global
Promoters of a new documentary about the radical London Irish Women’s Centre reveal that they want to bring the production to international film festivals to reach a worldwide audience.