As Taoiseach Enda Kenny issues a State apology to the Magdalene Laundry survivors, those living in Britain give their reaction and speak candidly about the misery of life in Ireland’s laundries. It is believed the majority of the 10,000 survivors fled Ireland for new lives here in Britain.
St Patrick’s Parade hit by anti-terrorism measures
Anti-terror measures are expected to disrupt this year’s Luton St Patrick’s Day parade. The event is the first cultural gathering to be affected by new measures, put in place as part of the British Government’s counter-terrorism strategy.
Festival change ahead in London on St Patricks’ Day
Organisers of London’s official St Patrick’s Day celebrations have swapped Ireland’s chart-toppers for emerging local talent and child-friendly activities in the annual line-up. They say the changes will show Ireland in its best light.
As part of its plans to join Europe’s top tier of regional airlines by 2015, Aer Arann has announced new air routes from Birmingham and Manchester to Dublin.
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