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Erin McKeown - new album and Róisín Dubh show

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“A COUPLE of years ago, I found myself at a cross-roads. It was no longer sustainable to participate in a traditional label relationship. It was no longer possible to keep my political and musical selves separate.

Children are victims of mankind’s cruelty

It is not right that children fail to outlive their childhood. Their young legs should in an ideal world, enable them to run free, to find wonderment in the environment that is their playground, to leap with their imaginations into the recesses of their young minds, as yet untainted by the cynicism of adult life. And this imagination and carefreeness should come with the love and care of those who are charged with shaping the environment in which they grow.

Children are victims of mankind’s cruelty

It is not right that children fail to outlive their childhood. Their young legs should in an ideal world, enable them to run free, to find wonderment in the environment that is their playground, to leap with their imaginations into the recesses of their young minds, as yet untainted by the cynicism of adult life. And this imagination and carefreeness should come with the love and care of those who are charged with shaping the environment in which they grow.

Guerilla Days in Ireland brings Tom Barry’s story to the Town Hall

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FOLLOWING ITS world premiere production last year, the smash hit sell-out show Guerilla Days in Ireland is now coming to the Town Hall Theatre. It tells the gripping story of Tom Barry, legendary commander of the IRA’s West Cork Flying Column in the War of Independence. The play is adapted by Neil Pearson from Barry’s classic memoir, Guerilla Days in Ireland, published in 1949 and one of the finest first-hand accounts of this momentous period in Irish history.

New Ken Loach film to be premiered in Galway

KEN LOACH’S latest film, Route Irish, will be premiered this evening at 8pm in Monroe’s Dominick Street.

Public lecture on the history of the tank

Whether prowling the battle fields of WWI, the deserts of north Africa in WWII, or threatening on the streets of Baghdad, the tank has become an indispensable part of any military’s arsenal.

Comical Ali would ‘be proud’ of council water shortage report says Conneely

Pádraig Conneely was in no mood to hear City Hall officials claim they did a good job in responding to the water shortages experienced over Christmas, saying their explanations “would do Comical Ali proud”.

Arts attack in Kilkenny

“Painting: The art of protecting flat surfaces from the weather and exposing them to the critic.”

Mullingar man to attend Oscars next month

Fresh from receiving his Art Director’s Guild award for his work on the recent blockbuster, Sherlock Holmes, Mullingar man Niall Moroney will attend his second Oscar ceremony next weekend after his department was nominated in the Best Achievement in Art Direction category.

Next stop the foothills of Iraq

Us cute hoors of Irish people just love to talk about our “place” abroad. We don’t do it in an openly boastful way like our American friends might be accustomed to but we’re mighty at slipping it into conversation that we’ve taken the plunge. Sure why not, you couldn’t be dealing with the rain and the wind which is now part and parcel of our Irish summer as well as our winter. We seem to have only one season these days apart from the odd showing by the summer sun.

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