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Demolition of ghost estates is ‘kick in the teeth’
The Irish government has been blasted for failing to give empty houses to destitute citizens longing to return home to Ireland.
The Aisling Return to Ireland Project said plans to demolish 40 ghost estates in Ireland was ‘a kick in the teeth’ for the charity.
The Project has spent the last 10 years lobbying politicians for the use of empty housing in Ireland as a means of supporting its resettlement project.
Missing man may have been seeking shelter in woods
The family of a missing pensioner whose body was found in woodland at the weekend believe he may have been trying to seek shelter after becoming disorientated.
The body of Andrew Goldsboro was found on Saturday in Luton, Bedfordshire Police confirmed adding that the circumstances were ‘not suspicious’.
Love thy neighbour
As it was announced that President Michael D Higgins is set to make an historic state visit to Britain next year, a comment piece by Joe Horgan welcomes the news and argues that now is not the time for cynicism.
Family of terminal cancer dad face 45k debt
The desperate family of a terminally ill man has appealed for help to pay his £45,000 medical bills.
A benefit night for cancer-striken Tim O’Donoghue is being held later this month. The event will see the O’Donoghue family sell off a wide range of football merchandise, including a shirt signed by Brazilian legend Pele. For more information or to buy a ticket call Mick Doherty on 07921 724 601.
Former Met officer hits out against ‘garda injustice’
A former Met policewoman has hit out at garda injustice and the lack of state support in the search for missing people in Ireland.
This week Justice For All held a protest outside Tullamore garda station in Co. Offlay against suggested garda corruption and the Garda Ombudsman’s office.
‘Alcoholism just crept up on me’
Kevin Kennedy, the actor famed for playing Curly Watts in Coronation Street, tells Rí Rá about his painful road to recovery.
Irish TV presenter Emma Ledden is hoping to turn her skills working alongside a talking turkey into a festive bestseller. She speaks to Enda Brady.
Take three for film festival
An eclectic line-up of rare screenings and discussions lie in wait at this year’s Irish Film Festival London, which opens today and runs until Sunday.
Rí Rá film critic Steve Martin picks out the must-see celluloid hits. He also reviews The Irish Pub which opens at the Tricycle tonight at 8pm.
Brushing up on the basics
In this month’s beauty column, Anne Marie Scanlon tests out various primers to help your morning results without too much fuss.
Picture special: Return to Camden Town Festival
Two weekends of dancing, sell-out shows and sensational live music was on display at this year’s festival.
Relive all the highlights in this week’s entertainment section.
Ireland can repair pride
The All Blacks may enter Sunday’s fixture with an unblemished record against the hosts, but Bob Casey is backing an Irish performance.
Read the former London Irish and international lock’s views on the game, as well as his thoughts on London Irish’s fortunes.
Kingdom complete league and cup double over Tir Chonaill
Read the match report from Kingdom Kerry Gaels’ 2-09 to 1-08 victory over Tir Chonaill Gaels at Ruislip on Sunday.
Plus reports from four other gaelic finals including the All-Britain Junior Hurling Championship Final.
‘What can you gain from looking back?’
Keith Gillespie graduated from Manchester United’s class of ’92 and once terrorised Barcelona with Keegan’s Newcastle.
However, he’s better known as the man who blew £7million. Garry Doyle reports.
The Jockey’s Journal
Top jockey Dougie Costello reflects on Hurricane Fly’s record-breaking 17 Group One wins while toasting a pair of his own victories.
Trophies and craic for Coventry’s Roger Casements
Roger Casements GAA celebrated in style at Coventry’s stylish Allesley Hotel with almost 200 guests in attendance at the club’s annual dinner dance.
See our picture special of the event.