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Fans of the gripping Netflix courtroom documentary, The Staircase, are in for a treat when defence attorney David Rudolf comes to the Town Hall Theatre this month to discuss the case and issues arising from it.
As I am compiling this weekly column for the Advertiser, people in the US are voting in the mid-term elections for both the House of Representatives and the Senate. So by the time my column appears the results will be fully out. I hope that the polls which are forecasting Democratic wins in the House of Representatives are correct, but of course our belief in polls has run low. President Trump has put a huge effort into shoring up the Republican seats in both the Congress and the Senate, and he has campaigned tirelessly for the last 10 days hoping to consolidate the Republican vote. It seems that the US is viewing these mid-term elections as a referendum on President Trump and his handling of the US. So it will be very intriguing to see the results and to see whether the Democrats will come back in charge of the House of Representatives.
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.
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.
It is perhaps an indication of how Ireland was cut off from the rest of the world that no one here knew about the painting of the Virgin and Child, and its miraculous ’tears of blood’, that Bishop Walter Lynch brought with him to Gyor* in Hungary, in the middle of the 17th century.
An Honorary Doctorate will be conferred on Rahm Emanuel, the Mayor of Chicago and a former White House Chief of Staff in the Obama administration, at a ceremony in NUI Galway on Tuesday April 3.
Well, what a varied week of events we have had locally, nationally and indeed internationally!
The ceremonial installation of Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway is expected to coincide with the official announcement of the papal visit by Pope Francis to Ireland.
THE THREE Tenors, whose concerts have been called "fabulous, high-calibre...soulful" by the Sunday Independent, and a "knockout’’ by the New York Times, return to Galway for a Christmas concert.
Mairead McGuinness Midlands North-West MEP and the first vice-president of the European Parliament, has invited a delegation of West Women in Farming Ireland (WWFI) committee members including Catherina Cunnane, Paula Mullen, Rachel Leonard, Niamh Garvey, Martina Egan, and Mona O’Donoghue-Concannon, to a convention in Brussels this week.