Fintan O'Toole to begin GIAF winter talks

Tue, Nov 20, 2018

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FINTAN O'TOOLE of The Irish Times, City of Thorns author Ben Rawlence, and former Galway West TD, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, are among the speakers for a new 'out of season' Galway International Arts Festival event.

The GIAF's First Thoughts public lectures and speaking events have proven a very popular strand of the festival in recent years. Reflecting that, GIAF will now host a 'Winter First Thought Talks' programme in NUI Galway.

The talks begin on Friday November 30 at 8pm, with Fintan O’Toole, discussing his new book, Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain, a ruthless dissection of the psychology and politics of Brexit and the English nationalism and jingoism which underpins it.


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