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Census drop, Christmas messages and Love/Hate in this week’s Irish Post

In this week’s Irish Post – out now (December 12)

-Why the Irish population here has dropped as Census shows a decade of change

-Irish journalist David Walsh discusses his 13-year pursuit of doper Lance Armstrong

-The inside story on Ireland’s most talked about TV show – Love/Hate

IN NEWS

Making an Exit – a Census of huge change for the Irish:
We look at why the Irish population in England and Wales have dropped as the Census reveals a decade of change for the Irish in Britain.

There are now over 110,000 less people in England and Wales who call themselves Irish. The cities London and Birmingham have seen a drop in the number of Irish living there, although Liverpool has bucked the trend and seen an increase in the size of its Irish community.

100 Moments of the Irish in Britain – Part two:
Last week we kicked off our series to mark 100 moments in the history of the Irish in Britain. This week part two lists 49 more iconic moments that depict the Irish experience on these shores. We now want you to tell us what the 100th moment should be. Over the coming weeks we’ll feature the best suggestions and announce the 100th moment later in January.

Christmas Messages:
President Michael D Higgins, Taoiseach Enda Kenny and Ambassador Bobby McDonagh send their festive greetings to Irish Post readers.

IN SPORT
Lance Armstrong, David Walsh and the 13-Year Pursuit of Truth:

Ronan Early interviews David Walsh, the Irish journalist who pursued doper Lance Armstrong for 13 years

British Teams Crash Out:
Tir Chonaill Gaels are overwhelmed by Dr Crokes while St Peters are edged out by Castleknock.

The North-West’s Awake:
Donegal’s Mark McHugh tells us how the All-Ireland champions have finished celebrating and are planning to surpass their efforts of 2012.

IN ENTERTAINMENT:
Love/ Hate -Crime Drama Pays:
We look at the most talked about TV show in Ireland and talk to Love/Hate star Tom Vaughan-Lawlor

‘It Was Like Living in a Bubble for Two Months’:
Former Westlife star Nicky Byrne talks Strictly Come Dancing

It Was The Year That Was:
We reflect on a great year of music and film.

Grab your copy of The Irish Post from your local newsagent from today (December 19).

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