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‘The most malignant man in Irish history’

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Week IV

'Everything you go through in life is valuable to a songwriter'

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Legendary singer-songwriter Don McLean comes to Galway next month, when he plays Leisureland on Friday June 8 and Saturday 9. More than 50 years since he embarked on a full time career in music, he remains a committed and enthusiastic live performer while 2018 has also seen the release of a new studio album, Botanical Gardens.

People of the Tribes: Meet Patrick.

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Hi, I'm Patrick. I moved to Galway in '95 after living in London for five years, where I went to college and met now my wife. We then decided to go to America in '96, lived there for twenty years running our own businesses and we always longed to come back to Ireland. The ideal place to settle was Galway (my wife is also from Athenry). As I owned restaurants I knew I wanted to be involved with food, so I came across a fire engine in Portlaoise and I said ''Why don't I use this as a catering food truck?''

Ireland's role in America's middle-east military adventures

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Irish Special Forces (the Army Ranger Wing) operated in Western-occupied Afghanistan under NATO command, it was revealed last month, thanks to TD Clare Daly’s parliamentary question. The story received no media coverage. The operational purpose of these troops was not revealed. However, like Special Forces the world over, it was not pencils they were sharpening.

De Valera comes ‘home’ to a rousing welcome

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Week III.

‘I love that dance between the music and the story’

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AINDRIAS DE STAIC is a man who can look back with pride and forward with purpose as an artist. Yet, it is also through looking back that he has found he will be able to move forward as a man.

Liam Mellows - Down and Out in New York

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Week II

The rise of the gourmet burger

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According to many, the story of the hot dog begins in America in 1902 during a Giants baseball game at the New York Polo grounds. It centres on an English man called Harry Stevens who on that cold April day was losing money trying to sell ice cream and ice-cold sodas. He wanted something that could be eaten out of the hand and would stay warm, and decided that German dachshund sausages wrapped in long buns worked best. Stevens called them 'red hots'. An American cartoonist who could not spell dachshund renamed them 'hot dogs'.

‘Much that I would like to say must go unsaid.’

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On December 7 1922, Pádraic Ó Máille TD and his friend Sean Hales TD of Cork, walked out of a hotel on Ormonde Quay, by Dublin’s river Liffy. They just had lunch, and were on their way back to the Dáil in Leinster House, a short drive away. Ó Máille, Galway city and Connemara’s first TD, had been appointed Leas Ceann Comhairle (deputy speaker ).

Ultan Conlon - Last Days of the Night Owl

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By Charlie McBride

 

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