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Castlebar gears up for a brilliant week of literary events

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Capacity audiences are expected to attend a diverse range of literary events for the Wild Atlantic Words Festival in Castlebar, which runs from Monday October 8 to Sunday October 14.

Higgins campaign gathers pace as Mayor urges Galway to support president

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Ahead of a public meeting on the campaign to re-elect Michael D Higgins as Uachtarán na hÉireann, the Mayor of Galway, Labour city councillor Niall McNelis, is urging Galwegians to support the campaign and to vote for Uachtarán Higgins on October 26.

NUI Galway Innocence Clinic to review Maamtrasna and set up database of wrongful convictions

In its very first workshop, the law, journalism and human rights students of the newly-launched NUIG Innocence Clinic this week observed the 5th Annual International Wrongful Conviction Day with a minute of silence to remember the hundreds of thousands of innocent people still awaiting justice worldwide.

'We’re a more modern society than even seven years ago at the last presidential election'

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Sinn Féin’s presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada was in Galway last Friday as her campaign kicked off in earnest and she took time to sit down with me and chat about the race for the Áras and the issues that drive her political vision.

President to officially open Ballinasloe Fair and Festival

This year’s Ballinasloe Fair and Festival will be the largest ever held with 95,000 visitors expected and an estimated €8.5 million revenue boost for the local economy.

Big Tom was a massive Stones fan, reveals Galway author of official biography

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Thousands of fans thronged to Castleblayney at the weekend to see a bronze statue of Big Tom unveiled by President Michael D. Higgins and the launch of the official biography titled Big Tom – The King of Irish Country by Galway author and broadcaster Tom Gilmore from Bodane, Tuam.

Galway West Labour to 'campaign vigorously' for Michael D's re-election

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While Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins will contest October's presidential election as an Independent, his former colleagues in the Labour party in Galway West have pledged to "campaign vigorously" for his re-election.

Baboró information day on writing children's picture books

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GALWEGIANS WHO have ever entertained ideas of writing or illustrating picture books for children, how to get a publisher, and how to find out what publishers and booksellers looking for when it comes to picture books, should check out an information day at Baboró.

Time the so called Republican Movement apologised and compensated

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Insider has been a keen observer of the political scene for well over 40 years, and, up until recently, thought he had seen and heard it all. There were many contenders for the ‘Brass Neck’ award over the years - from Charlie Haughey’s ‘doing the State some service’ to Ray Burke’s ‘line in the sand’ to Bertie Aherne's ‘won it on the horses’.

World Canals Conference in Athlone a resounding success

Co hosted by the Inland Waterways Association of Ireland and Waterways Ireland with the support of Conference Partners, Athlone was the chosen destination for the 20th World Canals Conference.

 

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