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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.

Kinvara comes out in support Frances Black’s Occupied Territories Bill

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More than 230 people in the Kinvara area signed a petition of support for Senator Frances Black’s Occupied Territories Bill, which seeks to end Irish trade in goods produced in illegal Israeli settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.

'Ireland has become front and centre in Brexit debate and British politicians are having to get their heads around that'

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Brexit D-Day is coming ever closer and yet the British government continues to lurch shambolically through the issue, its approach a chaotic mix of delusion and ineptitude. A refreshingly clear-eyed and illuminating view of Brexit can be found this weekend at the Galway Film Fleadh, when David Wilkinson’s documentary Postcards From the 48% will be screened at the Pálás cinema on Sunday afternoon.

2018 - an action packed year...with more still to come

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As the Dáil heads off on its summer holidays there is much to contemplate after a busy and interesting first half to 2018, with the promise of more tumult to come in the autumn.

Business voice must be heard as Brexit deadlines come and go, says Chamber president

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As part of last week’s meeting of the EU Council and in light of the snail’s pace in negotiations between the UK and EU, Galway Chamber has called on the EU27 and the UK government to provide clarity to business on what the future trade relationship post March 2019 will be.

'Resistance to the far right has to come from the local level'

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Among the speakers at the Galway International Arts Festival’s ‘First Thought Talks’ is Liz Fekete, director of Britain’s Institute of Race Relations. Her recently published book, Europe’s Fault Lines, examines the ominous rise of far right parties across the continent and attendant upsurge of racist and authoritarian policies and ideas.

EM Reapy to read at Over The Edge

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EM REAPY, whose debut novel Red Dirt was awarded the 2017 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, will read at the next Over The Edge Writers Gathering in the Galway City Museum.

The EU demands 'more Europe' as continent drifts more to the right

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It is two years almost to the day since the people of the UK dramatically voted to leave the EU. Since then Brexit has been a constant backdrop to political discourse in these islands, and a dominant one when it comes to the discussion of international affairs.

 

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