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Has the planet declared war on humanity over the last year? It certainly seems so as we witness one destructive storm after another in Ireland, heatwaves across Europe and southern Africa, hurricanes leaving trails of destruction from the Bahamas to Mexico, wildfires from Greenland and Siberia to Australia, melting ice from Antarctica to the Arctic, droughts in India, locust swarms in east Africa, increasing acidification of the oceans leading to the loss of a third of the largest structure on earth (Great Barrier Reef), city dwellers dying from poisonous air, flooding at crisis levels on every continent, soils becoming less fertile, and birds disappearing from the skies, insects from the fields and fish from the oceans.
A ceremony to commemorate the honour of the Jadotville Tigers and family representatives took place in Athlone Institute of Technology on Saturday afternoon.
Donning colours familiar to him as a prominent playing member of the Rosemount senior football squad, Israel Ilunga will wear a black and amber jersey in an alternative setting on Saturday night when he features on the Underdogs team to play reigning National League Division One champions Mayo, as the popular TG4 GAA series draws to a conclusion.
The Claddagh is Galway’s most historic district, its foundation pre-dating that of the city, and it has always been proud of its native traditions and identity. Yet not only is the Claddagh a vivid link to Galway’s ancient past; the Claddagh National School, with its multi-racial student population, symbolises the cosmopolitan Galway of today while preparing its pupils for the Galway of tomorrow.
GALWAY GIG-goers are in for a real treat next week when the London African Gospel Choir brings its acclaimed staging of Paul Simon’s classic album Graceland to Leisureland, Salthill.
AFRICAN MUSIC was a huge influence on Talking Heads, particularly on albums like Fear Of Music and Remain In Light, so it makes sense that a group of West African musicians should re-interpret the New Yorkers' songs through an African filter.
Commandant Leo Quinlan will deliver a public lecture in the Moore Institute at NUI Galway on the experience of his father, Commandant Pat Quinlan, in the historic Battle of Jadotville, 1961. The lecture will take place on Tuesday, 9 April, at 5pm.
A unique event is to take place in Castlebar on February 23 next when a presentation is made on the Battle of Jadotville from the “Pen of Commandant Pat Quinlan” (Officer Commanding the Irish Troops at Jadotville in the Congo in 1961), as told by his son, Commandant Leo Quinlan.
In political terms, these last few weeks have been depressing. First, we were subjected to the electoral version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? (aka the Irish presidency), while thousands of Irish families remain homeless, with no sign of a publicly financed house building programme.
The year 1958 was the first time the Irish Army sent a number of personnel on a peace mission to work abroad. They were a team of observers who went to the Lebanon. The next group to go abroad were members of An Chéad Cath and they were stationed in the Congo from 1960 to 1963. From 1963 to 1974, our soldiers were stationed in Cyprus, and later a number were sent to the Sinai Desert for nine months. After the Dublin/Monaghan bombings, all Irish military personnel were withdrawn and brought home