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Cúirt hits thirty

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ON TUESDAY evening at the House Hotel the programme for the 2015 Cúirt International Literature Festival was officially launched and, as ever, there is a rich feast of readings, talks, workshops, launches, and more to look forward to.

Provider of Claremorris Fibre Town project wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

Liam O’Kelly, founder and CEO of AirSpeed Telecom, was awarded the coveted RSM Entrepreneur of the Year Award prize at the European Business Awards.  AirSpeed Telecom along with Enet established Claremorris as Ireland’s first Fibre Town following a €500,000 investment that allows  AirSpeed Telecom to offer 250Mbs broadband connectivity to every business in the Claremorris, providing high performance bandwidth, high speed internet, voice and video.

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.

Report reveals teenagers do not get a fair deal on health

Widespread inequalities mean that many young people in the WHO European Region and North America are not as healthy as they could be, according to a new report on the Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC) study, published yesterday (Wednesday, 2 May) by the WHO Regional Office for Europe. The HBSC Ireland study is based in the Health Promotion Research Centre at NUI Galway.

SPORTS SHORTS

• Galway sports stars Ollie Canning, Sean O Domhnaill and Ja Fallon are taking part in the 148km first stage of the ‘Race The Rás’ charity cycle in aid of GOAL and The Irish Cancer Society from Dunboyne to Portumna on Sunday. The three will begin each of the stages three hours before the professional riders begin their leg of the tour, which finishes in Skerries on Sunday week. In total, almost 100 members of the public will join more than 50 current and former GAA personalities to cycle at least one stage of the tour. They are hoping to raise in excess of €100,000 for the two organisations. Other GAA stars who have confirmed their participation include Sean Og Ó hÁilpín and Brian Corcoran, ex-Kilkenny star DJ Carey, Clare’s Tony Griffin and ex-Irish rugby international, Mick Galwey.

Films by Galway’s DIG Productions to be screened at fleadh

THE NIGHT Nurse, a new short film from the independent Galway film and TV company, DIG Productions Ltd, will be screened at the Galway Film Fleadh this weekend.

TriAthlone numbers could fill Aviva Stadium and bring €9 million to town

“Not quite Croke Park, but the Aviva Stadium”, is how triAthlone chairman Liam Heavin is describing the 50,000-strong influx of visitors expected over the four days of this year’s European Triathlon Championships.

Oscar nominated film shot by Galway cinematographer

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Galwegian Tim Fleming is one of Ireland’s leading cinematographers and two of his previous films have both won Oscars, so could he make it three in a row with short film The Door up for an Academy Award this year?

For King and Country

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It’s very hard to describe a true Irishman, without acknowledging that we all share a complicated inheritance. At no time was that complication more powerfully amplified than in the crisis of identity leading up to and during War World I. On the one side is the unionist image of Irish Protestants loyally, and exclusively, rallying to the Union Jack, and sealing that union with their blood; while on the other side, the Catholic and nationalist men and women, the people of the 1916 Rising, who represent the ‘true’ Ireland, in sharp contrast to the misguided Irishmen slaughtered in France on the altar of British imperialism.

 

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