FREE THIS WEEK – 36 PAGE IN BUSINESS MAGAZINE
The Irish Post In Business 2013 is a guide to some of the most innovative and successful Irish people in Britain today.
From tourism and transport to retail, finance, hospitality and the arts, we look at some of the most influential professionals, directors and entrepreneurs who are adding to the vibrancy and commercial success of ‘Business Britain’.
Also free with your Irish Post this week is Irish in Britain Legal50, which acknowledges the contribution and excellence of leading legal minds.
From fighting miscarriages of justice in the highest courts to being at the forefront of some of the most complex cases, our legal professionals have proved themselves to be of the uppermost calibre.
Death trap – the ‘eat or heat’ dilemma hits the Irish in Britain
A special report by Niall O’Sullivan looks at the devastating effect of rising energy bills on the Irish community in Britain.
The Irish Post reporter finds that the Irish are massively over-represented in the over-75s age group in England and Wales – the same group which accounts for the vast majority of ‘excess’ winter deaths.
Police appeal for witnesses to fatal traffic accident
The Police are appealing for witnesses after an Irish student was killed in a road traffic accident in Kent.
Philip Ganly died after being hit by a lorry last Thursday. The student, who was on the Westmeath minor football team last season, was crossing the A2 near Canterbury when the accident occurred.
Anyone with information related to the accident should contact Kent Police on 01622798538.
Adams denies allegations in BBC4 documentary
Gerry Adams has denied any involvement in the disappearance of a widow in Belfast in 1972 despite a BBC documentary claiming the Sinn Fein leader ordered her kidnapping.
‘Blair hasn’t been treated as badly as Bertie’
In an exclusive interview with Niall O’Sullivan, former Labour spin doctor Alastair Campbell reveals his private thoughts on Blair, Ahern and the Peace Process in the North.
Campbell’s new book, The Irish Diaries (1994-2003), is out now.
‘The internet has changed everything… now Irish women offer their services on websites’
Following calls for the Irish and British Governments to clamp down on sex trafficking between both islands, one Irish support worker reports from the frontline in London.
It has also emerged that two arrests have been made in Sweden for alleged trafficking and prostitution on both sides of the Irish border. Robert Mulhern reports.
The night the Irish in Britain showed they mean business
Some of the leading lights in Irish showbusiness stepped out alongside business pioneers and sporting heroes for The Irish Post Awards evening last week.
The glamorous night, at London’s Dorchester Hotel, saw dance star Michael Flatley awarded a Lifetime Achievement award.
Meanwhile, generous donations from Irish philanthropists who turned out for the Gala Dinner and Awards evening have helped us hit our £20k fundraising target for Dementia Care. The Irish Post‘s Regional Editor Fiona Audley reports.
On the road with Kodaline
A Rí Rá picture exclusive documents a perfect year for Ireland’s biggest new band.
The boys share their photos, along with thoughts, of 12 months spent on the road in which they have garnered worldwide acclaim, number one albums and sell-out tours.
When did Cavan become cool?
From The Strypes and The Would Be’s to emerging filmmakers and playwrights, Co. Cavan has become Ireland’s unlikely cultural hub.
Could Cavan be the new Manchester? Lauren Murphy finds out.
Ten minutes with… Preachers Son
Dubliner Brian Hogan’s band are known internationally for their gritty-yet-glam roots rock.
We caught up with the frontman off the back of the release of Preachers Son’s new EP, and ahead of their forthcoming album, 10 Stories Tall.
Catch some Rea
He may have just turned 67, but prolific actor Stephen Rea’s output shows no sign of slowing down, writes Rí Rá film columnist Steve Martin.
‘Irish people have had an enourmous impact on Britain’
Popular Late Late Show presenter Ryan Tubridy tells Enda Brady about his new book, which he describes as a ‘manual of pride’ for his fellow countrymen.
The Irish Are Coming is published by Harper Collins and is out now.
Planning a new future
FIA back Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane to restore the fortunes of Republic of Ireland. The new managerial duo will be inveiled at the weekend.
Garry Doyle probes the pair’s suitability to their new jobs and to the task that lies ahead for them.
Back-to-back titles for stylish St Gabriels
The Saints retain the London Senior Hurling Championship for the first time since 1997 following a 3-16 to 2-5 win against Brothers Pearse at Ruislip last Sunday.
Robert Mulhern takes a look back at the key points in last weekend’s crunch encounter, plus reaction from St Gabriels’ legendary manager Tommy Duane.
Ladies All-Ireland Championship football
Match reports from crucial Ladies GAA fixtures including Parnells Mountmellick’s 1-03 to 5-14 loss to Sarsfield and Father Murphy’s 0-05 to 1-08 defeat at the hands of Ulster side Glen.
In a bumper Gaelic issue, read reports from the All Britain Junior Club Hurling and Football semi-finals, as well as the best bits from Tir Chonaill Gaels’ Tipperary Cup win against Parnells.
GAA must break through barries to examine professional future
The Irish Post Sport‘s editor Ronan Early looks at the future of GAA and weighs up the costs of professionalism against the price of amateurism with regards to the game’s future direction.
The GAA’s revenue in 2012 was €52.7million, up from €46.8 million in 2011.
Three brothers from the Liberties are the latest Irish fighters to turn professional in Britain – and one of them is managed by Ricky Hatton.
Robert Mulhern meets the trio, who all have high hopes for the future.