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‘The most malignant man in Irish history’

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Week IV

Athlone’s James Whyte receives McKenna Award

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Athlone-based James Whyte was this year’s recipient of the James McKenna Award at The Gerard Manley Hopkins Society’s 30th International Festival, which took place in Newbridge College from July 21 to 27.

Declan O'Rourke and orchestra to play Salthill

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DECLAN O'ROUKE will re-imagine and re-interpret many of his finest songs on his forthcoming album In Full Colour, and perform those re-imaginings in concert in Salthill in November.

The woman who threw a hatchet at the prime minister

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There was hardly a marriage of two minds greater than that between Hanna Sheehy and Francis Skeffington, who were married in Dublin in 1903, and who committed their lives to many causes, particularly feminism, pacifism, socialism, and nationalism. Hanna was one of the founders of the Irish Women’s Franchise League, determined to win votes for women. As part of its disobedience campaign, women were urged not to fill in the 1911 Census form correctly. Her husband Francis, totally supportive in all her endeavours, and as head of the household, submitted the following:

‘Lord, thou art hard on mothers’

Where is more beautiful, Connemara or Kerry?

‘The face and voice of the coming revolution’

Week IV

Mayo candidates in hunt for Seanad seats

A number of Mayo candidates are seeking election to the 25th sitting of Seanad Éireann next month, with both the Universities and the vocational panels nomination proceedings closing recently.

Castlebar man to contest Seanad election

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Castlebar native Cllr. William Lavelle, a member of South Dublin County Council representing Lucan, is to contest the Seanad elections on the Industrial and Commercial Panel.  William, who is a Fine Gael councillor, was first elected to South Dublin County Council in 2009 and was re-elected on the first count in the 2014 local elections. William is the Leader of Fine Gael Group on South Dublin County Council.

 

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