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‘Stiff was an attitude against the major record companies’

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IT WAS the lable which released the first punk single. It released the debut album by Elvis Costello, and Madness, Graham Parker, and Ian Dury & The Blockheads were all signed to it.

It is time the west had better health care

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Ryan Bingham - the music of America in one man

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“I ALWEAYS really struggled with my identity – who I was, where I was from. I always had my cowboy hat with me, but at the same time, you adapt to your environment.”

US abortion ‘Protest Priest’ returning to Galway for more pro-life activism

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Fr Stephen Imbarrato, the US pro-life activist Catholic priest whose exorcism outside an abortion clinic near Dublin attracted widespread international media coverage, is planning to return to Ireland in February and to include Galway during his time here.

Conservative Christmas while thoughts turn towards Northern Assembly talks

Well, we have the UK result, and indeed Boris carried it off. Such a huge result for him, and for the Conservative Party. When you saw the maps on the screen, and what were once red Labour strongholds completely overrun by the blue of the Tories who took over most of those seats, it was quite amazing. Of course, I stayed up till after four in the morning looking at it on TV. No matter what you say about Boris Johnson, he put his heart and soul into the campaign, and he won.

Athlone Film Club to screen American slice of life drama

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An American slice-of-life drama, The Florida Project, is to be screened at the next sitting of the Athlone Film Club which will take place in the Dean Crowe Theatre on Tuesday, December 17, at 8pm.

My mother had an affair with Gay Byrne

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My mother, who religiously listened to the Gay Byrne Show, operated a kind of censorship. There were certain topics she did not want me to hear. For two hours, five days a week, she would shut the kitchen door, and listen to Gay with the volume turned down. On one occasion I came into the room. She asked: “What do you want?” Nobody needs an excuse to go into one’s kitchen, so I’d rather indignantly replied: “Nothin’.” “Well,” she said, “I’m busy.” And that meant scram.

‘One of the greatest, truest spirits alive’.

Week IV

'Chance of a lifetime' for Connacht football champions Oughterard footballers after

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"Christmas comes every year, but to play in an All-Ireland semi-final for your club, more than likely will only happen once in your life. This is the chance of a lifetime," says a buoyant Tommy Finnerty, Oughterard intermediate football manager.

Galway needs to 'stand up' to Grealish's 'ill-thought rhetoric' says Charity

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Noel Grealish is "in no position to tell any person who has earned income, inside or outside this country, how they should spend it", and Galway needs to "stand up" against the kind of "ill thought rhetoric" the TD uttered in the Dáil this week.

 

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