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'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.

Christobel Pankhurst tells Galway audience: ‘Now is the time’

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Week II

Galwegians win

Galwegians will hope they have turned the corner after grabbing a second win on the trot in the Ulster Bank League division 2A when edging high-flyers Nenagh Ormond at Crowley Park by 16-14.

NUI Galway to host Women’s History symposium tomorrow

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NUI Galway’s Moore Institute will tomorrow (Friday Feb 16) host a symposium presented by the Women’s History Association of Ireland. One of Ireland’s leading historians, Professor Mary O’Dowd from Queen’s University Belfast, will address the association on the progress and pathways for future research on Irish women’s history from 1500-1800.

A event not to be missed by aspiring writers

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Write Now is a Mayo Art Service and Film Mayo event for Mayo writers that will take place on Saturday, December 9 in Breaffy House, Castlebar. In the morning there will be presentations by three professional writers; Elizabeth Reapy (fiction writer), Eugene O’Brien (screenwriter) and Eva O’Connor (playwright). This is an opportunity for established or budding Mayo writers to come along and enjoy presentations focusing on three different writing forms.

Pride and points at stake in local derby

It is a local derby on Friday night in the Ulster Bank division 2a when Galwegians entertain city rivals Corinthians at Crowley park (7.30pm).

Athlone conference to hear findings into origins of brown trout

Inland Fisheries Ireland in collaboration with Queen’s University Belfast will present the findings of a three-year research study into the genetic make-up of Ireland’s brown trout and sea trout populations at a one-day conference at the Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone, on October 17.

Mayo author wins Rooney Prize for Literature

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Claremorris native and author Elizabeth Reapy has won the €10,000 Rooney Prize for Irish Literature 2017 for her debut novel Red Dirt. Red Dirt was published in June 2016 by Head of Zeus. The story takes place in Australia, telling the tales of three young Irish migrants escaping the collapsing economy at home. Surrounded by cheap drink and drugs, they make dangerous and impulsive choices — finding themselves in unfathomable situations.

Messiah to be performed at Knock Basilica for the first time

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The trumpet shall sound on November 18 in Knock with the Basilica’s inaugural performance of Handel’s Messiah, the world’s most famous and beloved oratorio, renowned for stunning choruses and arias. Following last year’s sell-out performance of the Concert for Peace, attended by the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins, Knock Basilica has announced the return of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra to present Handel’s Messiah.

Taoiseach announces €6 million investment and 20 new jobs in Newport

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Taoiseach Enda Kenny on Saturday, announced the creation of 20 new jobs and a €6 million investment in the Marine Institute's facility in Newport.  The 20 new positions will be based at the Marine Institute, Newport, where they will be engaged on a number of research projects funded from a secured pot of €6 million in research grants from a number of agencies including Science Foundation Ireland, Interreg, EU H2020/European Research Council, European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF) and the British Research Council.

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