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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.

JANAJ to play Róisín Dubh

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FOLLOWING THE release of their critically acclaimed single 'Badlands' earlier this year, Galway alt-rock band JANAJ play a gig in the upstairs bar of the Róisín Dubh.

Mayor McNelis officially opens Pálás Cinema

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The Pálás was officially opened on Wednesday afternoon by the Mayor of Galway City, Labour councillor Niall McNelis, who said he hopes the art house cinema will be "an attractive meeting place for the people of Galway".

GIAF opens Box Office ahead of biggest festival yet

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Galway International Arts Festival has opened the doors of its box office in the Galway Tourist Office on Forster Street, where the public can book tickets in person and by phone for the festival, which runs from July 16 to 29.

President Higgins to address NUI Galway symposium on Irish language next week

President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins will be the keynote speaker at a symposium on Conradh na Gaeilge and the Revival of Irish which will be held at NUI Galway on Friday next, June 15.

‘Our biggest task at the moment is the environment and technology can help us’

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He has been Galway Science Person of the Year, Volunteer of the Year, a recipient of Galway Mayoral Community and Social Award and both the Technology in Schools Award and Technology in the Community Award.

Exploring the lives of 'the forgotten Irish'

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THE LIVES of Irish emigrants to Britain in the 1950s and 1960s will be explored in the new exhibition by Bernard Canavan, which opens tomorrow in the Kenny Gallery in the Liosbán Industrial Estate.

 

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