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DeGeneration’s new generation of Hofesh Schechter dancers

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FIVE YEARS after first wowing arts festival audiences with Political Mother, the Hofesh Schechter Company, one of the world’s leading dance troupes, makes a welcome return visit to the city with another thrilling production - DeGeneration.

Naomi Shihab Nye: Palestine and poetry meet at Cúirt

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NAOMI SHIHAB Nye has had both the good fortune, and the bad luck, to have lived in interesting times and places. Born in St Louis, Missouri in 1952 to a Palestinian father and an American mother; she grew up in (the now notorious) St Louis suburb of Ferguson, in Jerusalem, and in San Antonio, Texas, where she currently resides.

Public lecture on the trial of Adolf Eichmann

More than any one man Adolf Eichmann was responsible for the day to day mechanics and logistics that lay behind the Holocaust, and made it possible.

Film on the trial of Adolf Eichmann

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THE TRIAL of Adolf Eichmann, one of the major organisers of the Holocaust, is the subject of the film The Specialist, which will be screened in NUI Galway’s Huston School of Film & Digital Media on Monday February 23 at 6.30pm,

Schabas to head UN commission on Palestine

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Professor William Schabas, honorary chairman of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway, has been appointed to a new UN Commission of Inquiry charged with investigating purported violations of international humanitarian and human rights laws in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, including East Jerusalem, and particularly in the Gaza Strip, since the conflict began on June 13.

Hannah Arendt and Adolf Eichmann

HANNAH ARENDT, author of the famous book Eichmann in Jerusalem, will be the subject of the next screening of the Galway Film Society.

The Chekhov Technique for comedy

THE CHEKHOV technique for actors is often associated with performing tragedy and intense situations, but it can be used for comedies as well.

Time to stand up for Palestine

I had the remarkable opportunity to travel to Israel and Palestine last week to visit development and human rights organisations which are working for peace in the region.

Get ready for the second annual Galway Food Festival

The launch of the programme for the second Galway Food Festival took place on Monday March 11 upstairs at McCambridge’s. The lovely Máirín Uí Chomáin, in a particularly elegant outfit and a covetable pair of shiny, fire-engine-red shoes, did the honours beautifully. As an author, the chairperson of Irish Food Writers Guild, and a true Connemara woman, she was perfect for the job. JP McMahon, festival chairperson, also spoke at the launch, in particular speaking warmly of the late lamented Gerry Galvin, who had launched the festival last year. A man who will be sadly missed.

the Galway Appetiser

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New research from Bord Bia has revealed that supporting local businesses is a key consideration for members of the public when eating out, which may go part of the way to explaining why there is nearly always something of a queue up the stairs for a coveted seat in this small, but perfectly formed, cafe on Spencer Street in Castlebar. With the same research showing that over two thirds of the population rated the use of Irish and local produce as important when eating out for a meal, if you venture over the border to Mayo, Rua's impeccable pedigree of the origin of all elements on the plates delivers. And then some.

 

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