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IN THIS WEEK’S IRISH POST (Out Now)

Suicide prevention plan targets vulnerable Irish

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Young Irish emigrants will be targeted in a new mental health initiative aimed at suicide prevention.

Speaking exclusively to The Irish Post, suicide charity Console reveals their plans to address the “concerning” number of Irish people seeking help in Britain.

 

Mixed reaction to death of Margaret Thatcher

The death of the former leader has been met with sharply divided reactions in Ireland in Britain.

While David Cameron described the Iron Lady as “the greatest British peacetime Prime Minister” and Taoiseach Enda Kenny paid tribute to her for laying the foundation for peace in Northern Ireland, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams and others were quick to criticise the late Baroness Thatcher.

 

Are you English or Irish? Readers respond

Following the incredible reaction to our piece on the pain of being called a Plastic Paddy, we publish the best responses from our readers.

Meanwhile, two of our second generation writers talk about their experience and Rob Brennan plunges into the origins of the much-loathed label.

 

How hard is it to live on just £53 a week?

Following claims by a senior British politician that he could live on £53 a week, our reporter Niall O’Sullivan takes up the challenge.

After his necessary £39 spend on his travelcard, it proves to be a tough task…

 

Benefits cuts leave vulnerable on brink of homeless

A leading London-Irish charity reveals the extraordinary lengths to which it has had to go to find isolated Irish people suffering from the British Government’s welfare reforms.

We also speak to one man who was left facing starvation after his disability benefits were cut.

 

Coventry’s Rebel alliance

James Martin talks to the Church of England school in the midlands that has twinned with a Catholic school in county Cork.

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