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'Galway 2020 is something we want to tap into and see how French artists can participate'

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Last Friday, as Storm Brian dragged its squalls of wind and rain across the city, I met Ireland’s new French Ambassador, Stepháne Crouzat in the snug environs of the Black Gate Centre on St Francis Street. It was an ‘entente tres cordiale’ as Stephane’s soft-spoken, warm, and personable manner is the very embodiment of diplomacy.

December date to honour heroes of Jadotville

 

It is not possible to reclaim a lost childhood, says rapporteur at launch of COPE Galway report

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Childhood is for a limited period of time and cannot be reclaimed if a child has a sub-optimal experience due to inadequate housing, claimed Dr Geoffrey Shannon, Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, when he delivered the keynote speech at the launch of COPE Galway’s 2016 Annual Report.

Should Aung San Suu Kyi be stripped of the Freedom of Galway?

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The world has watched in shock, horror, and dismay, as in less than a month, more than 400,000 Rohingya Muslims have fled Rahkine State in Myanmar, in what the United Nations has branded a military operation of ethnic cleansing.

Galway schools urged to join revolt against food waste

Galway schools are being asked to join a nationwide campaign against food waste as world hunger levels rise to new alarming levels.

Galway to march in solidarity with the Rohingya people

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In the past two weeks, anything up to 370,000 Rohingya people have fled their homes in Myanmar, crossing into Bangladesh, to escape the Burmese military, and what the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights has called a "textbook example of ethnic cleansing".

More than 100 people with disabilities on social housing waiting list

The Government needs to take urgent action to address new figures which reveal at least 116 people with disabilities are on social housing waiting lists in Westmeath, according to one of the country’s largest charities, Rehab.

Moran urges public to lend support to Fuchsia Appeal

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Minister of State for the Office of Public Works, Kevin ‘Boxer’ Moran, is urging the public to support the annual Fuchsia Appeal.

Marwa Al-Sabouni - ‘The Power of Home’

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WITH HER country still convulsed by war and destruction, the visit to GIAF of Syrian architect Marwa Al-Sabouni, for a First Thought Talk, will surely prompt keen interest. Al-Sabouni, with her husband and two young children, has continued to live in her home city Homs throughout the war, even as much of it was destroyed in the conflict.

19th century Lunacy Act prevents my daughter from buying a house, says mother

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The mother of a 24-year-old woman with Down syndrome claims young people with disabilities “are out in the cold” and “on their own” when they turn 18.

 

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