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When Donald Trump was elected on a platform of far-right populism, many thought that, once in office he would soften his cough a good bit, or at least the “checks and balances” of the American political system would go some way to restrict his more madcap proposals.
MENTION GALWAY to Eddi Reader, and the Scottish singer is likely to go into a rhapsody about the city and county - and with good reason, it’s a place that appreciates her voice and music; it’s somewhere she has played often; and a region of deeply personal significance for her.
One of the real benefits of the the centenary commemorations of 1916, is the amount of research and new material that has been published on the background to the Rising, and in particular on the personalities of the men and women involved.
Bona fide Champions Cup team Connacht will face four-times European champions Toulouse on Saturday (5.30pm) to open their 2016/17 European campaign.
Feet firmly on the ground after last week's surprise Glasgow walloping, Connacht must now produce a performance the Sportsground fans have come to expect when they host Ospreys on Saturday (7.35pm).
WINIFRED CARNEY, an active feminist and significant figure of the 1916 Rising, known as "the typist with a Webley", will be the subject of a public lecture which takes place in the Galway Mechanics Institute on Thursday September 15 at 8pm.
IRELAND'S GREATEST jazz singer Mary Coughlan, and veteran activist and writer Margaretta D'Arcy, will celebrate the life of Republican socialist, and patriot James Connolly in a major event for Galway Culture Night 2016.
Pat Lam - coach: "I knew it was going to be a challenge, a different style. I know people mentioned old dogs don't learn new tricks, that's wrong, I'm old too and I'm learning right through and I am excited about where I might be in five years' time."
So there we have it. A government. And even a programme to go with it. As with any document of this nature (and length) there is much that nobody will oppose - and much couched in anodyne language that will resist analysis, much less critique. There are however, some poison pills unearthed, such as the potential privatisation of healthcare facilities.
The centenary of James Connolly's execution for his role in the 1916 Rising will be marked in Galway with a public lecture on the history of socialism and republicanism, including Connolly's contribution to both.