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Barrio Populo to bring French flair to Monroe’s Live

BARRIO POPULO “sing of freedom, release the joy, build the revolt, cry and shout about love, keep our feet on the ground, and heads in the clouds”.

West of Ireland likely to lose EU seat

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Galway, and the west of Ireland generally, is likely to be the area of the State most at risk of losing an EU seat before the next European elections, which take place in 2014.

Delorentos bring their Little Sparks winter tour to Castlebar

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Finbar Hoban presents one of Ireland’s finest touring bands, Delorentos, this Christmas at the Royal Theatre Castlebar on Friday, December 28, at 9pm. Having released Little Sparks, one of the most stand-out albums of 2012, thrilling audiences throughout the summer from Benicassim to Electric Picnic, Delorentos have embarked on a winter tour, which will stop off for a rocking set in Castlebar before the New Year.

Kilkenny troops greet UN Secretary General

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The United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki Moon visited United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) headquarters in Al Naquora, South Lebanon, on January 14 where he was greeted by Kilkenny troops.

Fatal bypass crash claims soldier’s life

A Mullingar-based soldier who served two tours of duty abroad with the United Nations and was engaged to be married, was killed in a two-car collision on Saturday June 25 at the N52 junction outside of Belvedere House.

A formidable force in a fragile landscape

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At the United Nation’s desert outpost in Smara, Western Sahara, there is one native English-speaker, one Irish person, and one woman; Captain Aine Flynn of Athlone.

‘Ring out, wild bells’ to welcome this great composer

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The composer Karl Jenkins is the bane of many music critics’ lives. They cannot understand him; or why he is so popular with serious music lovers. A recent study shows that he is now the most performed living composer in the world. If Jenkins was a Mick Jagger or a Paul McCartney then, some critics argue, different criteria would apply. But this man takes the most solemn themes, such as the Mass, and more recently Stabat Mater (the intensely moving 13th century hymn to Mary as she stands at the foot of the Cross), and presents them in an astonishing, and exciting, new format that makes you sit up, and ask: “What was that?” It is certainly not in the classical tradition.

From one frontline to another - RSM O’Callaghan is always in the thick of it

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After 35 years in the army, 15 charities, six overseas tours in four countries, three promotions, two children, and one wonderful wife, local dynamo and social benefactor Noel O’Callaghan managed to find the time to shoot the breeze with the Advertiser this week about his colourful career and his involvement with so many great causes around the Midlands.

Leading British documentary maker is coming to Galway

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Nick Danziger, the British documentary maker, whose programmes on Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Libya, have been shown on Channel 4, BBC, and the Discovery Channel, will be in Galway this weekend.

Taoiseach visit to 70 Westmeath troops in Kosovo

Seventy soldiers from Westmeath met with Taoiseach Brian Cowen yesterday when he paid a visit to Irish troops serving in Kosovo.

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