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Well, Catalonia is bubbling away, and increasingly looking serious. I had thought that somebody would intervene and bring the two sides together where there could be meaningful debate, but somehow that has never happened and I fear now that Spain is going to move in with its heavy-handed diplomacy again and the result will be even more chaos.
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.
WHILE BEING unsigned, and having to self-fund and self-release music is by no means unusual in 2017, it is certainly no impediment to progress, as the rise of Jerry Williams shows.
Aoife’s Clown Doctors have been nominated as this year’s Galway Masters Tournament Charity. The Clown Doctors are currently funded by ‘The Friends of Aoife Hendrick’ which was set up in memory of five-year-old Aoife Hendrick who sadly lost her battle to leukaemia in 2012. Clown Doctors Razzmatazz and Ditzy Glitzy launched the tournament recently at UCHG’s paediatric unit.
As we approach the centenary of the 1917 October Revolution in Russia, Insider has been thinking about the impact this event continues to have on politics and society today. It is especially relevant in the context of today’s polarisation of politics, so perhaps it’s a fitting date on which to paraphrase Karl Marx: “A spectre is haunting the world: the spectre of October."
Protesters will await the former taoiseach Enda Kenny as he arrives in NUI Galway this afternoon to receive an honourary degree of Doctor of Laws for his contributions to public life from the university.
TONGA'S road to the World Cup starts at Thomond Park where head coach Toutai Kefu will revive one of the fondest memories of his playing career.
Charles Lindberg made his famous non-stop flight from the US to Europe in May 1927. A young pilot of 25 years, he flew from New York to Paris, on a plane christened The Spirit of St Louis, and his achievement was celebrated across the world. Even on the dance floor!
Eimear O’Tuathail, a 17-year-old from Galway, wowed US audiences this week with her performance on the hugely popular Ellen DeGeneres Show.
Over the past few years, there has been a huge growth in the nail care and colour market. Interest in gel polish manicures continue to grow in popularity. Because of this, there are many opportunities available for professional, dedicated, qualified nail techicians, in the west of Ireland.