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Galway ultra-runner, Richard Donovan, is attempting to become the first person to run seven marathons in seven continents in under five days, all in aid of GOAL's efforts to alleviate the suffering of people affected by famine and drought in the Horn of Africa.
A man accused of killing New Zealand photographer and former Galway resident Trent Keegan in Kenya in 2008 has been acquitted following a trial in Nairobi.
Two men have gone on trial in Kenya in connection with the murder of a Galway-based photographer in the country last May.
The Mayo relatives of kidnapped GOAL worker Sharon Commins from Clontarf in Dublin have received a sliver of hope with reports that Irish officials have contacted her. News reports yesterday (Thursday) said there was a chance that Ms Commins and her Ugandan colleague Hilda Kawuki, who were abducted by armed men last Friday, could be released shortly.
Two man charged with robbery in relation to the death of popular Galway photographer Trent Keegan have been acquitted by a court in Nairobi, prompting fears in Mr Keegan’s family that his killers may never be brought to justice.
WEEK ONE of the Galway Arts Festival delivered some memorable productions from both home-based and visiting companies in plays that dealt with such diverse themes as familial neuroses, under-age sex, the Iraq war, murderous teenagers, and a property tycoon who wants to sing like Beniamino Gigli.
When the problems of Chad became a human rights issue, and the UN asked for Irish troops to help, the Government said yes.