Tories fight to block £11.9bn windfall for hardest working Britons

As this summer’s European Elections approach, we may expect Conservative politicians to heed the likes of the Telegraph’s Christopher Booker and fight for the ‘right of workers to work more than 48 hours a week’. Booker reckons we should all be outraged that limiting working hours will cost business £11.9bn each year. But Continue reading

Quiet Men on the London Irish experience

Showing now and until 18 April 2009 at ‘Ealing’s flagship cultural venue’ is what claims to be the first major contemporary exhibition to explore the experiences of Irish immigrant artists in London: The Quiet Men. The five artists represented include my uncle, Dermot Holland (pictured), Brian Whelan (curator), John Duffin, Bernard Canavan and Continue reading