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'When I talk to Catholics on the street, I find we have a lot of common ground'

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The papal visit this weekend will see plenty of celebratory flags and bunting on show but the Ireland of today is very different to the one which greeted John Paul II in 1979. One small, yet vivid, symbol of our changed country is the advocacy group Atheist Ireland, founded in 2008, and which has some 500 subscribers, as well as 13,000 likes on its Facebook page.

Letterfrack and the President's trees

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TREES AROUND Áras an Uachtaráin, which were felled by storms, and subsequently gifted by Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, to Letterfrack GMIT, are now the subject of a new book - See The Wood From The Trees.

Galway Labour accuses FG of 'buying off sections of the electorate' over housing

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There is "no good public policy rationale" for promising Government spending on homes for teachers and nurses, to the exclusion of other low and moderate-income groups who would otherwise qualify for homes.

Arts festival promises plenty of family fun this weekend

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Half-way through the first week of the 41st Galway International Arts Festival and the organisers are predicting that attendances are expected to break the 200,000 mark, with events running to July 29.

The Stunning DJ set to raise funds for Gaza children

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THE STUNNING play a late night DJ set in the city next Sunday night to raise funds for a project to bring talented young soccer players from Gaza to Ireland.

Five days and counting to Galway's biggest arts festival yet

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Over 14 days, the city can look forward to more than 200 events, across 32 venues, and involving more than 600 artists and performers, in what is to date, the largest Galway International Arts Festival ever staged.

After seven years of presidency, he’s still our Michael D

It comes as little surprise that Michael D Higgins has declared his intention to contest the presidency of Ireland for a second term - some 52 years since the incumbent Eamon de Valera won a second term before leaving leaving office at 90 years of age.

'The right man for the job'

Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, has "represented Ireland brilliantly abroad", and in his values, ideals, and vision, is what is needed now at home and abroad, during this era of political turmoil and the rise of far-right populism on the continent.

Uachtarán Michael D Higgins - 'The right man for the job'

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Uachtarán na hÉireann, Michael D Higgins, has "represented Ireland brilliantly abroad", and in his values, ideals, and vision, is what is needed now at home and abroad, during this era of political turmoil and the rise of far-right populism on the continent.

Our Lady’s Boys’ Club camp

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When President Michael D Higgins, officially opened the new Our Lady’s Boys’ Club clubhouse in 2015, he said: “Like so many successful community initiatives, OLBC was founded and built on vision, a spirit of participation and a will to make a genuine and positive difference to the community. When Fr Leonard Shiel SJ established a club in 1940, I doubt that he realised just how enduring his vision would be. Today, OLBC is the longest running youth club in the country and has woven its way into the fabric of community life in Galway, welcoming members from many neighbourhoods including Shantalla, Westside, Ballinfoyle, Rahoon, Corrib Park, and Newcastle.

 

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