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Distinguished visitor to St George Syrian Orthodox Church asks congregation to pray for Syria

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A Syrian Orthodox Bishop visited St George Syrian Orthodox Church in Galway recently and offered Holy Mass in relation to the memory of Saint Gregoriose.

Our love and dependence on each other should inform our actions, says President Higgins in annual message

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Dear friends here in Ireland and around the world, As President of Ireland, Uachtarán na hÉireann, it is my pleasure to send you my warmest wishes for a peaceful, as well as a happy Christmas and New Year.

May you live in interesting times

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Do you remember the late 1990s and early 2000s, that hubris filled era of post-Communism, new Labour and Blairism, the Celtic Tiger, and the free reign of unregulated, laissez faire capitalism, in short 'The End of History', and the seeming utter triumph of the Centre-right?

'Music is the saviour'

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IT IS a mark of the man that Christy Dignam, who has endured far more than his fair share of struggles and hard times, has borne his illness - a rare form of terminal cancer - with great dignity and stoicism.

Breda Joyce to launch debut poetry collection

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CADENCE, THE début poetry collection from County Galway born poet Breda Joyce, will be launched by Rita Ann Higgins in the Galway City Library on Thursday December 8 at 6pm.

Syrian refugee family met by protest outside Castlebar home

A protest was staged on Wednesday outside the offices of Mayo County Council in Castlebar over the housing of a Syrian refugee family in a local authority estate in Castlebar.

Syrias Vibes Fundraiser @ Electric

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THE DISCONAUTS, Shake!, Gigantic, 110th Street, Graham Dolan, and other leading Galway and Irish DJs hit the decks at Electric tomorrow from 8pm, to raise funds for Syrias Vibes.

Galway soldiers ‘good to go’ on new UN mission

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Galway soldiers will be heading on a new United Nations mission next week with the 54th Infantry.

A Galwayman's tales from the Calais ‘Jungle Camp'

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Last weekend, newspapers carried headlines about a 14-year-old Afghan boy, Raheemullah Oryakhel. He was killed in a hit and run after being tossed from a lorry in Calais which he had been trying to board in an attempt to get to Britain. The boy had family in the UK, and was entitled to move there, but he had despaired of the endless bureaucratic delays with his application, delays which, he felt, seemed deliberate.

'I don't think anything is more important than satirising ISIS'

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IN FEBRUARY 2015, three British-Muslim teenagers, Shamima Begum, Amira Abase (both 15), and Kadiza Sultana (16), ran away from their homes in Bethnal Green, east London, to join ISIS in Syria and become 'jihadi brides'. The incident prompted inevitable questions about the nature of Islam and accusations that extremist tendencies and behavior are endemic within the religion.

 

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