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The newly arrived Irish in London

In the second part of a documentary about the Irish in London, Robert Mulhern meets some of the city’s most recent additions

Sat, May 11, 2013, 17:25


In the second part of a documentary about the Irish in London to air on RTÉ Radio One this evening, Irish journalist Robert Mulhern meets some of the newly-arrived Irish, including a 21-year old trainee actuary, an man working among many other Irish in the financial heart of London, a PE teacher in a disadvantaged school and a woman who’s a detective in the Metropolitan Police.

Robert also hears the second half of Dick Fitzgerald’s story. Dick spoke about being homeless and ending up in Pentonville Prison so often that he was given the nickname, “The Governor of Pentonville”. He then got control of his drinking and managed to turn his life around to such an extent that he was able to help other alcoholic homeless men. Dick died last month.

Click here to listen to a podcast of the programme. To read more about the series, or to listen to the first installment, see Telling stories about the Irish experience in London.

This documentary is part of a four-part series on the Irish living and working in UK, funded by the BAI Sound and Vision Scheme.