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Cannon pays tribute to ‘great ambassador for Irish sport’

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Minister for the Diaspora and International Development, Ciaran Cannon has paid tribute to Galway-native broadcaster Michael Lyster as he retires from RTÉ.

Funding for An Taibhdearc a boost to the Irish language

Minister Sean Kyne has confirmed funding of €320,000 to support the National Irish Language theatre, An Taibhdearc.

Derek Ryan - new single, Town Hall concert

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IRISH COUNTRY singer-songwriter Derek Ryan has just released his new single, ‘Down On His Uppers’, and will play the Town Hall Theatre this month.

Mountbellew to host conference on The Fenians and Manchester Martyrs

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In September 1867, 50 Fenians attacked a prison van at Hyde Road, Manchester, intent on releasing their comrades Thomas Joseph Kelly, a Galwegian, and Timothy Deasy. An unarmed police sergeant, Charles Brett was shot dead and 26 men were tried for partaking in the attack.

One in ten of Mayo’s population were non-Irish nationals

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The latest release of data by the Central Statistics Office from last year's Census showed that one in 10 of Mayo’s population were non-Irish nationals. According to the figures, there was a decline in the number of non-Irish nationals living in Mayo from the previous Census carried out in 2011.

The experiences of the Irish in Occupied France

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IF EVER evidence was needed to give credence to the cliché that there is more to a book than just words on the page, then The Irish in Wartime France 1939-1945, by Isadore Ryan, is a prime example of a book that talks to you before you pick it up. It exudes an intriguing atmosphere.

Irish Comedian of the Year, grand final

For the second year running, the Irish Comedian of the Year final will be held at the Vodafone Comedy Carnival.

‘The Irish Republic is to them, a dream no longer’

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Week II

Minister announces thirty new jobs at online education platform Alison

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Alison, one of the world’s largest free e-learning platforms, last week welcomed Minister for Jobs, Enterprise & Innovation, Mary Mitchell O’Connor to their newly refurbished offices in Galway Technology Park, Parkmore to announce the creation of 30 new jobs due to the company’s expansion.

'I felt part of the Irish and Caribbean communities at the same time'

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THE 'GRACE' case, which has generated many headlines lately, has focused attention on the foster care system and its shortcomings. It is a story that adds topicality to the Cúirt appearance of Kit de Waal, whose much-praised novel My Name is Leon, conjures a world of broken families and fostering in 1980s London.

 

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