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Leo v Simon, Theresa v Jeremy - it’s gloves off all round

Well, we have had a great week to 10 days of entertainment and discussion thanks to Fine Gael.

Will the UK election be anything other than a Tory landslide?

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Last weekend, Insider enjoyed various documentaries and interviews commemorating the 20th anniversary of one of the most extraordinary nights in political history - Labour’s landslide win in the 1997 UK general election. Now, two decades on, as the UK electorate goes to the polls again Insider sees some interesting parallels with 1997.

The centre that is not holding

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Insider notes with amusement that the past three years have been catastrophic times for what, in the fantastic place that is the mind of the average Irish Times or Guardian journalist, passes for the 'the political centre'.

Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase

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LEADING GALWAY poets like Gerry Hanberry, Alvy Carragher, Miceál Kearney, Pete Mullineaux, and Marie Cadden will read at the 2017 Over The Edge Poetry Book Showcase, which takes place next week.

What Elsie Martin’s husband chose to do to his wife

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TRAMP PRESS'S most recent publication, Orange Horses, a collection of short stories by seriously overlooked Irish writer Maeve Kelly, is the third in its Recovered Voices series.

May you live in interesting times

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Do you remember the late 1990s and early 2000s, that hubris filled era of post-Communism, new Labour and Blairism, the Celtic Tiger, and the free reign of unregulated, laissez faire capitalism, in short 'The End of History', and the seeming utter triumph of the Centre-right?

Busy as a Bea…

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AISLING BEA, the multi-award-winning, multi-tasking, stand-up comedian, writer, and actor, is set to be one of the highlights of next week's Vodafone Comedy Carnival, and Galway will have a chance to catch her twice at the festival.

“The best-laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men...”

“The best-laid schemes o’ Mice an’ Men / Gang aft agley (go often askew)” - Robert Burns said these words 250 years ago and he was right! Sean O’Casey said about 70 years ago - “The whole world’s in a terrible state of chassis”; both statements were true.

Ireland has nothing to fear from a Brexit

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"We must sow terror in the hearts of the Irish people," a senior Irish politician told Irish Independent journalist James Downey in 2001, explaining how the Republic's Government would reverse the people's No vote to the EU's Nice Treaty that year, and turn it into a Yes vote for the same treaty the year after.

Week of contrast as violence and celebrations erupt

In the past seven days we have had the most contrasting pictures of Ireland. In Dublin we have witnessed the dreadful murders between feuding gangs. Murders it seems carried out without any worry of danger or of being apprehended.

 

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