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'Resistance to the far right has to come from the local level'

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Among the speakers at the Galway International Arts Festival’s ‘First Thought Talks’ is Liz Fekete, director of Britain’s Institute of Race Relations. Her recently published book, Europe’s Fault Lines, examines the ominous rise of far right parties across the continent and attendant upsurge of racist and authoritarian policies and ideas.

Under the wild sky

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Week III

How Mayo prepared for D-Day

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Following the painful birth of the Irish Free State and the semi-severing of political ties with London, British currency remained the economic elephant in the proudly independent room. Though apparently ideologically irreconcilable, the Free State retained the use of Britain’s sterling until 1928 when the Saorstát pound (punt) was introduced on a one to one ratio value with sterling. This attachment to the British pound continued after the introduction of the Irish punt in 1938.

How Mayo prepared for D-Day

Following the painful birth of the Irish Free State and the semi-severing of political ties with London, British currency remained the economic elephant in the proudly independent room. Though apparently ideologically irreconcilable, the Free State retained the use of Britain’s sterling until 1928 when the Saorstát pound (punt) was introduced on a one to one ratio value with sterling. This attachment to the British pound continued after the introduction of the Irish punt in 1938.

Cruiserweight Gary Sweeney to fight Czech Gabor on major card in Cardiff

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Galway-boxer Gary Sweeney will get to chance to prove his punching power this weekend when he fights in his second professional bout on a top-drawer Frank Warren card in Cardiff.

The ‘New’ Cemetery

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In the second half of the 19th century, the overcrowded condition of the graveyards of Galway was an issue which faced the Town Commissioners. At a meeting in mid-April 1873, one person mentioned that in the previous 30 years, almost two and a half thousand burials had taken place in the little cemetery in The Claddagh, largely as a result of the Famine and its aftermath.

Academic asks for Galway to take survey on unionist attitudes in the Republic

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The commemorations of, and interest in, the centenary of the 1916 Rising have shown how the Irish public remain both proud of, and fascinated by, this key event in the struggle for independence.

Mayo athletes bring back medals from Masters Cross Country

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Six Mayo AC athletes travelled to Dundalk on Sunday to compete in the National Masters Cross Country Championships in the grounds of the institute of technology. They lined up in a competitive field of 220 from clubs nationwide. The 4k race was for all women athletes and was run over a testing two lap course in tough conditions.

 

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