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KEVIN GILDEA has exerted a quiet, but powerful influence on Irish comedy, and is a key figure in the Irish comedy boom which began in the 1990s and has continued unabated since.
KEVIN GILDEA is one of the most important figures in Irish comedy, having been in the pioneering sketch group Mr Trellis, with Barry Murphy and Ardal O' Hanlon, with whom he also co-founded The Comedy Cellar, Dublin's longest-running comedy club.
Galway’s LGBT community is a vibrant part of the city’s civic life and its interests are championed by advocate-group Amach! and its sister resource-centre Teach Solais in Victoria Place.
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.
World Refugee Day takes place tomorrow, Tuesday June 20, and will be marked in Galway on with a series of events including talks, an information stand, and a music and food afternoon.
‘No person shall suffer death for any offence’ - no, it is not a medieval monarchical decree, it is in fact the first order of the Criminal Justice Act 1990. The Act prohibited capital punishment under all circumstances within the Republic for the first time. The death penalty had remained on the Irish statute books exclusively for the offences of treason and murder, but from 1990 onward those crimes would carry a sentence of life imprisonment. To say the 1990 Act ended centuries of capital punishment in Ireland would be telling only half the story.
Professor Donncha O’Connell of the School of Law at NUI Galway has been appointed by the Government to the Commission on the Future of Policing in Ireland.
KEVIN GILDEA is one of the most significant figures in Irish comedy, having founded The Comedy Cellar with Barry Murphy and Ardal O'Hanlon; and written for Alexei Sayle. He plays Galway this weekend.