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Galway’s arts scene has long thrived on the input of countless cultured ‘blow-ins’ who landed here from near and far, and then enriched us all with their creative endeavours. New Yorker John Farrell, who has just relocated to Galway, is well equipped to carry on that honoured tradition and indeed he is relishing the prospect of doing so.
The Galway County Council has agreed to invite Pope Francis to the county at Monday’s monthly meeting.
TOMORROW, THE artist Rita Duffy’s inspired, witty, and thought-provoking exhibition/installation The Souvenir Shop, opens its doors in Number 9 Henry Street, in Galway’s historic West End.
Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon-Galway, Deputy Eugene Murphy, is calling on the Minister for Justice to bring a Ballinasloe woman's husband home, after the Brazilian native was deported despite the fact that the marriage was recognised by the HSE as genuine.
Fianna Fáil TD for Roscommon/Galway Deputy Eugene Murphy has called on the Minister for Justice to give a Ballinasloe woman back her husband after the Brazilian native was deported despite the fact that their marriage was recognised by the HSE as genuine. Deputy Murphy raised the case of Kleber Silva Medeiros and Ballinasloe woman Harriett Bruce under the Topical Issues section of Dáil business last week.
This week Insider is going to address one of the most contentious issues in society. For 33 years, the Eighth amendment has been an issue which has split the people right down the middle - which is why most mainstream politicians have shied away from outlining their position on it.
Castlebar will have an Educate Together School open for the new school year, Jaralth Munnelly, the regional devlopment officer for Educate Together, said this week. Munnelly, who is also a Fine Gael member of Mayo County Council, told the Mayo Advertiser yesterday: "We will have the school open in Castlebar for the new school year, we are looking at a number of suitable venues for the school to open in and we have two that we are looking very hard and hope to have it sorted by the end of the week. We have been in touch with parents through the whole situation which has developed, and the school should be up and running when the school term comes back."
Irishmen and Irishwomen who have died in past wars and on service with the United Nations on peacekeeping missions will be honoured at a ceremony at NUI Galway at 11am on Sunday July 10.
There is a very interesting map of “St Stephen’s Island” in Mary Naughten’s excellent little history of the Parish of St Francis in Woodquay. It is dated 1785 and shows the beginnings of what would be now known as Newtownsmith. It consisted mostly of small houses, yards, malt houses, and a burial ground. This ‘new town’ was largely built by the governors of the Erasmus Smith estate. In this suburb, a county courthouse was erected between 1812 and 1815, and a town courthouse during 1824. In 1823 it was objected that there were several suitable sites for a new courthouse ‘immediately in the town’ and that it was ’quite idle’ to lay foundations in Newtownsmith, or in any part of the suburb.
Writer Joshua Ferris, who reads at Cúirt this Saturday, has been variously described as "one of America’s sharpest observers of 21st century life" (Daily Express), a "Virgil of the disaffected" (LA Times) and "a gifted satirist very much in touch with the fear and paranoia that undercuts US society" (The Irish Times).