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There is one good thing about Trump's election

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First things first: Trump’s election was greeted by wild rumours in Galway that all the US multinationals would be forced by the new president to re-locate to North America. This did not happen under Obama, as was initially feared, and it will not happen under Trump.

International readings at Over The Edge

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A FORMER PR for UN peacekeeping missions in the Third World will be among the writers reading at Over The Edge in the Galway City Library on Thursday November 17 at 6.30pm.

A Galwayman's tales from the Calais ‘Jungle Camp'

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Last weekend, newspapers carried headlines about a 14-year-old Afghan boy, Raheemullah Oryakhel. He was killed in a hit and run after being tossed from a lorry in Calais which he had been trying to board in an attempt to get to Britain. The boy had family in the UK, and was entitled to move there, but he had despaired of the endless bureaucratic delays with his application, delays which, he felt, seemed deliberate.

Former SAS soldier to speak at Galway peace meeting

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What makes a special forces operator turn peace campaigner? That will be one of the main questions answered at a public meeting tomorrow at 8pm, by Ben Griffin, a former SAS member, who, after serving three months in Iraq, refused to return to combat in Baghdad.

‘Dream Big’ winner set for the big screen

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“Never give up on your dreams, be your own inspiration, a beacon of self belief,” says UFC superstar Conor McGregor as he wanders through inner city Dublin.

15 premieres planned for Galway Film Fleadh next month

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Galway’s film community was out in full force at the Radisson Blu hotel on Tuesday evening for the programme launch of this year’s Film Fleadh, which runs from Tuesday July 5 to Sunday 10.

Watch a film to mark International Women's Day

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TOMORROW IS International Women's Day, and in advance of the date, Amnesty Galway will screen Marzia, My Friend, winner of the Human Rights award at the 2016 Galway Film Fleadh, this evening.

White poppies for peace to be sold in Galway

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Red poppies are worn in remembrance of the dead of WWI but for many the symbol is considered a glorification of war or a way of avoiding acknowledging its horrors and devastation, and so the white poppy has become an alternative.

Ways of looking with author Colum McCann

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COLUM MCCANN, one of Ireland’s finest writers, will read from his new book, Thirteen Ways Of Looking, at an event tomorrow evening [Friday October 9], organised by Cúirt International Festival of Literature and An Taibhdhearc Theatre.

Colum McCann to read at An Taibhdhearc

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COLUM MNCANN, the Irish author of such acclaimed works as Let The Great World Spin and TransAtlantic, will be in Galway this week to read from his new novel, Thirteen Ways Of Looking.

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