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Review: Exhibit B @ GIAF 2015

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WHEN BRETT Bailey’s theatre installation show Exhibit B was controversially pulled from its scheduled run at London’s Barbican it was because protesters had argued that Bailey’s critique of 19th century ‘human zoos’ and racism was in itself racist, through his use of black actors silently enduring the audience gaze in a series of tableaux vivants.

Hollymount’s Martina is named Mayo's Inspirational Woman 2015

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Hollymount woman Martina Jennings was named Mayo’s Inspirational Woman 2015 at a sold-out gala event in the Royal Theatre Hotel, Castlebar, on Tuesday night.

Former officer to give insider’s view on Irish army

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Retired Irish army officer, Commandant Edward Horgan, will give an insiders view of the Irish Defence Forces, at a public talk next week.

Poitín, Pimms, and popcorn with Thursdays at the Taibhdhearc

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See the best of Irish films on stage in a new season of films celebrating Irish culture and literature, Thursdays at the Taibhdhearc.

Hollywood came to Galway

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The renowned film actor, and patron of the Galway Huston School of Film, Anjelica Huston, was born in Los Angeles on July 8 1951. The news of her arrival was promptly cabled to the post office of Butiaba, in western Uganda. Two days later a barefoot runner bearing a telegram finally arrived at Murchison Falls, on the Nile, deep in the heart of the Belgian Congo, where The African Queen was being filmed.

Exhibition on the Connaught Rangers

The Connaught Rangers, the legendary British Army regiment whose members were drawn from the west of Ireland and who were stationed in Galway, will be subject of a new exhibition.

Roninson named UN envoy for Africa’s Great Lakes region

Former president of Ireland and Mayo native Mary Robinson has been appointed UN Special Envoy to Africa’s Great Lakes region.

Budget 2013 —the breakdown

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Ministers Noonan and Howlin were tasked with reducing the deficit in the country’s finances by €3.5bn in the Budget for 2013.  In their highly anticipated Budget speeches, they emphasised their aim to achieve this in a balanced and fair manner.  This has meant that they have cast the net widely and announced the following measures: 

Volvo Ocean Race finale may yet have dashing prince as guest

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Galway may yet have a dashing royal prince at the finale of the Volvo Ocean Race in a few weeks time after one of Europe’s most daring royals told a Galwayman that he will be in the city for the finale of the race.

Mullingar military museum on the move to Custume Barracks in Athlone

There are still hopes that a new home might be found in Mullingar for some items from the Columb Barracks military museum, in spite of reports that the collection is to be moved to Athlone.

 

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