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Robert Gregory’s ‘happiest days of his life’

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Week IV

Talk on the poet John Montague at Athlone Library

As a way of marking Poetry Day Ireland, Westmeath County Library is offering the public a chance to hear award-winning poet, Noel Monahan, give a talk on John Montague - one of the 20th century giants of Irish poetry.

Director of the Irish Centre for High End Computing receives one of France’s highest honours

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One of France’s highest honours has been bestowed on an Irish-based technology expert. Professor Jean Christophe (JC) Desplat, Director of the Irish Centre for High End Computing (ICHEC), which is hosted by NUI Galway, has received the title of Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight of the Order of Academic Palms).

A Galwayman's tales from the Calais ‘Jungle Camp'

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Last weekend, newspapers carried headlines about a 14-year-old Afghan boy, Raheemullah Oryakhel. He was killed in a hit and run after being tossed from a lorry in Calais which he had been trying to board in an attempt to get to Britain. The boy had family in the UK, and was entitled to move there, but he had despaired of the endless bureaucratic delays with his application, delays which, he felt, seemed deliberate.

 

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