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Christobel Pankhurst tells Galway audience: ‘Now is the time’

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Week II

Talking SIN and sexiness with artist Margaret Nolan

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EROTICA AND sexuality are the provocative and alluring themes of a bold new exhibition opening this Saturday, in both the Town Hall Theatre bar and the Black Gate Cultural Centre on St Francis Street.

astor of Romanian Orthodox community

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Among the many religious pastors in Galway, Fr Tudor Ghita of the Romanian Orthodox church is surely one of the most remarkable. We had first arranged to meet in the bar of NUIG, because Fr Tudor works as a kitchen porter there. An apologetic phone call from him told me he could not meet because he was required to serve as a translator at a court case. And when I suggested we might meet or chat later he informed me he was working for a local pizza company from teatime onwards. It is all a far cry from the nine to five routines of our Catholic priests.

The figures don't lie - Galway needs an Educate Together secondary school

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The notion of Galway as a growing city, a young city, a diverse city, is embedded in our psyche. Maybe it's that period we spent as the fastest-growing city in Europe. Maybe it's 18,000 students at NUIG, and thousands more at GMIT. Maybe it's in the stories we tell ourselves as we declare ourselves a cultural hub, a party town, a place to settle down.

Quality detached family home in a prime location

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Sherry FitzGerald welcomes No 1 Monalee Heights, Ballymoneen Road, Knocknacarra, to the market. No 1 Monalee Heights is a quality five bedroom detached two storey residence which has recently been completely refurbished and offers a super family home in an excellent location. Built in the early 1990s, No 1 benefits from a west facing private rear garden with off street parking available to the front.

Lessons from ‘an old schoolmaster’

Week III

Mayo Pride Parade is another important step in our history

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I was very disappointed to have missed the first Mayo Pride Parade in Castlebar on Saturday July22. I was out of the country but as soon as I got back I read the local papers' reports and contacted Mick Baynes, one of the event organisers, to get another view of what by all accounts was a well-attended day of good spirited solidarity. It is not that long ago when even the thought of such a colourful Pride parade through the county capital's streets would have met weighty and vociferous opposition. 

Theatre shows at the Galway Fringe Festival

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AMONG THE many plays worth catching at the fringe is Head Above Water Theatre Company's production of Conor Duffy’s Hound's Hotel, which runs from July 20 to 22 at Seven in Bridgestreet, at 7pm.

Why Ireland needs Church-State separation

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Crisis situations can often lead to unresolved issues being brought to the fore, and while the worst extremes of the financial and political crisis facing Ireland have been temporarily papered over, a host of other issues have reemerged to expose the social, political, and operational contradictions of the State.

Public meeting to call for separation of church and state

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The right of people to practice their religion freely without interference or repression from the State is an important right in any democracy, and equally no religion should have a privileged position in the State or inform government policy and legislation.

 

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