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On being autistic: a personal witness

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IN HIS extraordinary book, The Reason I Jump - One Boy’s Voice From The Silence Of Autism, Naoki Higashida, an autistic boy aged 13, writes: “We are misunderstood and we’d give anything if only we could be understood properly...Please, understand what we really are, and what we’re going through.”

Cúirt 2012 proves a success

Cúirt International Festival of Literature 2012 came to a close last Sunday after a great week of events.

Galway author to launch debut short story collection in Town Hall

Galway author Mary Costello will launch her new collection of short stories The China Factory at The Town Hall Theatre this Saturday at 12 noon as part of the Cúirt festival.

Cúirt festival to be opened by Garry Hynes on Tuesday

The end of April will see books, readings, writers, prose, poetry, and theatre celebrated and enjoyed throughout the city when the Cúirt festival begins next week.

David Mitchell - language animal storyteller

OVER THE last 13 years, British author David Mitchell has produced a series of stunning novels such as Ghostwritten, number9dream, Cloud Atlas, and The Thousand Autumns of Jacob De Zoet.

The world of literature at your doorstep

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“ALL GOOD books are alike in that they are truer than if they had really happened and after you are finished reading one you will feel all that happened to you and afterwards it all belongs to you; the good and the bad, the ecstasy, the remorse and sorrow, the people and the places and how the weather was.”

Conroy leads Davitts to historic win

It was 30 years in the making but last Sunday evening shortly after 5pm, all the memories of those 30 years were put to bed when Michael Conroy climbed the steps of McHale Park and collected the Sweeney Cup in front of delighted team-mates, family, friends, and supporters from all over the Ballindine and Irishtown area.

Perfect opportunity for Westmeath footballers to make a statement

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All systems go for Westmeath u21s and seniors

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It may be only the month of March but this weekend is surely going to be one of the most important ones for the footballers of Westmeath for this calendar year. On Saturday afternoon (Parnell Park, 2pm) our highly rated u21 side take on Dublin in the Leinster semi-final. The prize, a mouthwatering clash with Laois in the Leinster final. What a prospect that would be.

Westmeath fall short against Tribesmen

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