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Irish teens turn to Britain to help beat bullies

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Some 30,000 young people in Ireland have used Britain’s Beat Bullying service in the past five years, while the Irish government stalls on plans to set up a similar portal at home.

Young GAA player in coma after car crash
Donegal teen Conor Boyle, who friends claim is “always full of fun”, is in hospital fighting for his life after being involved in a late-night car crash in Peterborough.

On Monday, as The Irish Post went to press, the 18-year-old had been taken out of sedation but remained in a coma.

Fry tweet bolsters Irish mental health campaign

A single tweet from actor and broadcaster Stephen Fry helped add more than one thousand signatures to a campaign to improve mental health services in Ireland.

Fry, who has over six million Twitter followers, tweeted a link to a petition started by Ireland’s Mental Health Reform. The organisation aims to collect 10,000 signatures as part of an eight-week campaign calling on the Irish government to do more for mental health.

Massacre victims look for a Hillsborough style inquiry

Families of the Ballymurphy Massacre victims have stepped up their campaign for a Hillsborough-style enquiry to clear their loved ones’ names. 11 people were killed by British paratroopers in Belfast more than 40 years ago.

A tale of two countries

Robert Mulhern casts an eye on the potentially large number of cross-channel commuters who live in Ireland and work in Britain.

The Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) told The Irish Post  that more than eight million passengers flew between airports in Britain and Dublin, Shannon and Cork in 2012.

 

IN ENTERTAINMENT

Win two tickets to see Liola – the acclaimed play with an all-Irish cast at London’s National Theatre

Mick Flannery takes on Britain

In an interview with Rí Rá, Mick Flannery reveals how he went from stonemason to established singer-songwriter in Ireland and how he hopes to replicate his success this side of the Irish Sea.

London Irish brotherhood

BibleCode Sundays frontman Ronan McManus speaks to Geraldine Gilmartin about family, his musical make-up and brother Elvis Costello.

“Irish identity has always been a huge part of my life,” says McManus.

It takes two

As trad musicians Foster & Allen publish a new autobiography, Rí Rá columnist Joe Giltrap looks back on the duo’s five decades of musical success. 

Rising from the ashes

Bestselling author Maggie O’Farrell tells Rí Rá how an Icelandic volcano inspired her latest novel.

The Co. Derry writer appears at the Hampstead and Highgate Literary Festival on Monday (September 16) at 2pm.

‘Doonregan is an incredible story so few know about’ 

As the acclaimed play gets ready for a run in London’s Jermyn Street Theatre, Doonregan lead actress talks about Ted Hughes and her latest ‘nail-biting’ role.

IN SPORT

Encore – Cork and Clare to meet again after drawn classic

Read all about the thrilling All-Ireland hurling final, which ended in a 3-16 to 0-25 draw; Ronan Early looks ahead to the replay.

Appeal will decide whether Treacys or Kilburn advance to semi-final

Claims and counter-claims about the fielding of an “unregistered” hurler have cast doubt over the make-up of this year’s London SCH semi-final.

Exiles lose in Premiership curtain-raiser at Twickenham

All the reaction from London Irish’s 42-20 defeat to Saracens at the weekend – including the thoughts of Exiles scrum-half Tomás O’Leary.

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