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Fintan O'Toole to begin GIAF winter talks

Tue, Nov 20, 2018

Fintan O'Toole.

FINTAN O'TOOLE of The Irish Times, City of Thorns author Ben Rawlence, and former Galway West TD, Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, are among the speakers for a new 'out of season' Galway International Arts Festival event.

The GIAF's First Thoughts public lectures and speaking events have proven a very popular strand of the festival in recent years. Reflecting that, GIAF will now host a 'Winter First Thought Talks' programme in NUI Galway.

The talks begin on Friday November 30 at 8pm, with Fintan O’Toole, discussing his new book, Heroic Failure: Brexit and the Politics of Pain, a ruthless dissection of the psychology and politics of Brexit and the English nationalism and jingoism which underpins it.


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