The London Irish Centre in the News!
BBC News – Irish immigrants on the decline in England and Wales – January 3, 2013
Towns and villages across the country are losing entire generations. Irish government figures show young people are leaving to seek work mainly in Canada, Australia, New Zealand and the UK.
The Journal – Irish emigrating to London advised to prepare thoroughly – November 3, 2012
MANY IRISH PEOPLE emigrating to London are facing cultural and practical challenges due to a lack of preparation before moving, a comprehensive study by the London Irish Centre has shown.
Irish Post – Don’t neglect us – November 1, 2012
The British Government is failing to provide adequate social support for the Irish in Britain as shocking figures show increased levels of anxiety, depression and illhealth. A report launched in Westminster this week shows one-in-four Irish people in London are in bad health, with a further 23 per cent suffering depression or anxiety.
Irish Times – London Calling – November 1, 2012
It’s a reality strongly borne out in a new study of vulnerable communities among the London-Irish that finds, most worryingly, that as many as nine in ten of its 900 respondents among the elderly, the newly arrived, carers, and the second generation Irish, report “poor or moderate levels of social support”.
Irish Times – Older Irish in London isolated – October 31, 2012
SIGNIFICANT LEVELS of isolation, anxiety and depression are found among the elderly in the London-Irish community and those who have prepared poorly for emigration, according to a new survey.
Irish Post – Rolling in the aisles at Irish comedy night – October 27, 2012
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CHEERS, chuckles, chortles and belly-aching laughs echoed across the city as hundreds of people left the London Irish Centre with a smile on their face following the inaugural London Irish Comedy Festival weekend.
Irish Times – Irish Survivors’ Advice and Support Service Open Day – September 21, 2012
Some have been making the journey every Thursday for years for events organised by the London Irish Survivors’ Outreach Service. Some come for help, some for advice about education, and some just to talk.
Cara Magazine – The new London Irish – August 8, 2012
See pages 36-46 of this for a piece on the ‘new Irish in London’. Some of our team are in there!
Amy Winehouse Foundation grant for London Irish Centre – June 6, 2012
Over £20,000 has been donated by the Amy Winehouse Foundation to an Irish centre helping young people in crisis in the capital. The late singer’s father Mitch Winehouse visited Camden’s London Irish Centre to hand over the vital cash. The money was donated in the same week as it was revealed the majority of young Irish migrants come here unprepared for the challenges of finding work and permanent accommodation in the city.
Lost and found: service reunites families with missing relatives – May 24, 2012
One morning last year, the telephone at the missing persons’ section of the London Irish centre rang — Jack’s family wanted help in tracking him down. His brother was dying of cancer and had only months to live. Through the work of Sarah Goodall, the missing persons’ co-ordinator at the centre, Jack (not his real name) was located and put in contact with his family.
Irish President Michael D Higgins visits Camden – February 23, 2012
Recently elected Irish President Michael D Higgins visited the London Irish Centre on Tuesday as the first stop on a three-day London tour. He said his government would “continue to support a new, younger wave of Irish immigration”, and spoke of his country’s long historic links with Camden.
Journey to the Fifth Province at Camden -
The London Irish Centre hosted an evening of harp playing and story-telling as Donal Cox and Liz Newbery’s Journey to the Fifth Province visited the Camden venue last Thursday. Joining Mr Cox on stage was former All-Britain winning harpist Steph West who accompanied the actor as he unfurled a selection of stories and poems from some of Ireland’s most revered writers.