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The Irish in the UK – Ep 242- Movema Dance and Coffee 4 Craig

This week… In Part 1, we’re in Liverpool to meet Maria Malone. She’s one of the founders of Movema Dance Company. She’s an amazing traditional Irish dancer but also is experienced in Bollywood styles, having appeared in films and adverts from India. Maria talks about her inspirations for setting up the company and we see […]

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The Irish in the UK – Ep 241 – Bethlehem Boxing Club, Anne Marie’s Ladieswear and 25 years of Mulligan’s Funerals

This week… In Part 1, we meet Lee Murtagh who became the first Leeds born All Ireland Boxing Champion. He’s since set up the Bethlehem Boxing Club in Leeds. We spend an evening with him seeing all the action from young and old. Lee’s mum proudly looks after his Light Middleweight belt and he talks […]

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The Irish in the UK-Episode 240 – Bishop Challoner Catholic College & Stronger Together Bereavement Group

In Part 1.. We meet Eddie O’Connor, Assistant Head Teacher at Bishop Challoner Catholic College. The college actively involves students in community projects and we reflect on their Christmas “shoe-box” appeal. Also, they’re talented children and we see and hear some of their performances. Ger Noone heads up PE and we celebrate sporting success through […]

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The Irish in the UK-Episode 239 – It’s nearly New Year.. Some of the highlights from the last year

In Part 1.. Through his job as a Paramedic, Nigel Flanagan recognised that children in hospitals over the festive season need that extra bit of love and so he has organised an annual toy collection for them. From humble beginnings, his collection has now been running ten years. The Birmingham Irish Association built on their […]

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The Irish in the UK-Episode 238 – Christmas Special! Michael D Higgins pays tribute to your favourite channel and some of the best bits of the year!

In Part 1.. Back at our 200th edition, Michael D Higgins recorded a special tribute to all of the Irish in the UK and gave special thanks to the contribution from our programme. We couldn’t do it without you! John Brennan ran a transport business and then thought, “I’ll be a DJ”.. and that he […]

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The Irish in the UK-Episode 237 –The Memorial Service in Birmingham & St. Anne’s Parish Centre

This week, we’re in Birmingham. In Part 1 In November 1974, bombs exploded in two pubs killing 21 people and injuring another 182. Six Irishmen were arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment but this was overturned 16 years later and was seen as one of the worst miscarriages of justice in British legal history. No-one […]

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The Irish in the UK-Episode 236 –The Cork Association Dinner-Dance in London

This week, we travel to London to join in the fun at the Cork Association Dinner-Dance. We meet lots of well-known faces from the association enjoying the party spirit. Larry O’Leary, the Chairman, leads the celebration, with members travelling from far and wide to be there on the night. We have dignitaries from Cork, including […]

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The Irish in the UK-Episode 235- Kevin Craig, CEO of PLMR, L’Olivetto Restaurant awards and Trinity Hampers

This week, we start in London to meet the CEO of PLMR, Kevin Craig, dash across to Liverpool for the Lifestyle Awards and then to Luton to meet Patricia Gaughan. In Part 1… Kevin Craig founded PLMR in 2006 since when it has become the UK’s Top 100 and the World’s Top 250 communications firms. […]

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The Irish in the UK-Episode 234- The McGuire family, Oliver King Foundation and Cowboy Larry

This week, we’re in Manchester for traditional Irish music & dance and then in Liverpool to hear about the tragic death of 12-year-old Oliver King, and how his dad, Mark, created a life-saving Foundation from the loss of his son. In Part 1, we meet JeanLouise McGuire who is a multi-talented musician. All her children […]

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The Irish in the UK-Episode 233- The Kerry Association annual dinner-dance in London

This week, we’re in London for the annual Kerry Association dinner-dance. The fun had to stop last year, but now they’re up and running! Dáithí Ó Sé of RTE’s “Today” programme hosts the evening along with strong committee of the Association. The Kerry Association has a long history of charity fundraising and this year is […]

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