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Volunteering makes people happy

People across Connacht are asked to get involved in Ireland’s first National Volunteering Week which takes place from May 14 to 20.

Bonhomie and not bulldozers will settle Occupy issue

There has been much written and said about the presence of the Occupy Galway camp in Eyre Square — and this week as they celebrated their 150th day on site, the debate has been ever more vociferous. With the dismantling of the Dublin camp and the voluntary evacuation of the Cork site, there is much pressure on the Galway site to do likewise, to say ‘we’ve done our bit, we’ve made a stance, but now we feel it is time to go’.

Galwayman leads Dublin campaign to occupy empty NAMA buildings

A 27-year-old Galwayman is leading a campaign to occupy houses and buildings owned by NAMA to highlight the fact that thousands sleep rough while there are thousands of empty homes across the country.

National hunger strike exhibition for Claremorris

Thirty years on from the famous Long Kesh Hunger Strike of 1981, in which 10 Republican prisoners died, an exhibition on the subject will be hosted in the Dalton Inn Claremorris on Saturday November 5.

Oxfam shop in Castlebar

The Oxfam Ireland shop on Market Square, Castlebar in Mayo is appealing for donations from local people to help raise money for its humanitarian relief efforts in Somalia, Kenya and Ethiopia.

European Year of Volunteering launched

European Year of Volunteering 2011 was officially launched last week. Over 300 individual volunteers and non profit organisations from all over Ireland came together for the colourful ceremony, sponsored by Intel to celebrate the commitment of up to one million active volunteers in Ireland at RHK, Dublin.

A thank you to the people of Westmeath

Boycott on Dunnes Stores Israeli goods

The IPSC (Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign) is marking International Boycott Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) Day against Israel on Friday July 9 by launching a nationwide petition calling on Dunnes Stores to cease stocking Israeli goods in their stores.

Oxfam opens first midland charity shop in Mullingar

Oxfam Ireland is extremely proud to welcome shoppers to its new Mullingar shop on 3 Oliver Plunkett Street, which is the first Oxfam Ireland shop to open anywhere in the Midlands region. Oxfam’s official opening will commence at 11am next Thursday June 3 when the opening ceremony will be performed by a local celebrity!

Hunger is not for the faint of heart or weak of stomach

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Watching grown men smear walls with faeces with their bare hands, hardly elicits thoughts of beauty, and yet, somehow you walk away from Steve McQueen’s Hunger feeling just that.


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