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Hurling the game of the summer as Pope set for Croke Park visit

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Reflections on the past: The Good Friday Agreement

I am writing this column in the week of the 20th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, signed in Belfast on April 10, 1998.

The terrible weather brought out the best in us

I know, readers, that you are probably fed up with talk of the weather, but we simply have to talk more about it!

Galway poet's suspension from Labour Party described as 'absurd'

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Calls have been made for the Galway poet Kevin Higgins to be reinstated as a member of the British Labour Party. He was suspended 18 months ago after writing a satire about critics of party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Finding our way forward with the help of the past

I am going to talk with you all a bit this week about the whole Brexit business. Now, I am sure, like me, a lot of you have heard it going on all summer in bits and pieces, but it seems to be becoming serious now with Michel Barnier from the EU and David Davis from the UK having their serious talks together. But, as yet, no real outcome has emerged.

Al Murray - Lets Go Backwards Together

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IN MAY 1940, three days after the Fall of France, with Nazi Germany looking unstoppable, Winston Churchill made a rousing speech to the House of Commons, concluding: "Come then, let us go forward together with our united strength."

Kevin Higgins to release his poetic 'Greatest Hits'

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“AS NASTY a man as he is poor as a 'poet'” was what John McTernan, a former advisor to Tony Blair called Kevin Higgins - but then, that's Blairites for you. Diarmaid Ferriter though was on the mark, when he described the Galwegian as “Ireland’s accomplished political poet and satirist".

So many issues – so much talk

There are so many things to talk with you about this week it is difficult to know where to begin, but I have made up my mind we are going to begin by talking about Bertie Ahern.

George Galloway in Galway for The Killing$ of Tony Blair documentary

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Controversial British politician George Galloway will be in Galway later this month for a special screening of the documentary, The Killing$ of Tony Blair, after which he will take part in a question and answer session with the public.

Taking a satirical scalpel to the body politic

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"THE BEST satire has always been militantly about the present," declares Galway poet and critic Kevin Higgins, who turns his witty, devilishly humorous, eye and words upon Alan Kelly, Irish Water, Official Ireland, and Jeremy Corbyn’s enemies, in a new collection.

 

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