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Wild Atlantic Words short story competition

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A short story competition to be judged by award-winning writers, Thomas Morris and Wendy Erskine, is part of this year’s Wild Atlantic Words Festival.

Summer sunshine finally arrives as the quest for Tory Party leadership continues

Well, for once the weather in Ireland performed exactly as required.

'The future will happen whether we like it or not. So let's try to enjoy it'

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Years of research lead a scientist to discover a way in which people can be ‘upgraded’ to better, more advanced, more intelligent versions of themselves, but it is a science in its early form, It is not fully tested. In the wrong hands it could be dangerous.

Nicole Flattery and the essence of absurdity

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THE FIRST paragraph in the first story of Nicole Flattery’s first collection, Show Them a Good Time, reads: “The schemes were for people with plenty of time, or people not totally unfamiliar with being treated like shit. I was intimate with both situations. Management interviewed me - bizarre questions through an inch of plexiglass: How long, in hours, have you been unemployed? Did you misspend your youth throwing stones at passing cars?"

'People are talking about a renaissance in Irish writing. It’s not an exaggeration'

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AS TECHNOLOGY progresses, at what point will the distinctions between machines and humans become blurred? Can poetry still be a voice or rage and reason against oppression and discrimination? And Irish literature, what lies behind its recent renaissance?

Decadent returns with Conor McPherson’s Port Authority

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THREE MEN confront their lives, examining the significance of loves lost and found, the consequences of big dreams, and the results of even the smallest choices. This is Conor McPherson’s Port Authority.

'Laughter and tears' with poet Stephen James Smith

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DUBLINER STEPHEN James Smith’s poetry videos have amassed over 2.5 million views and he has performed at prestige venues and events such as the National Concert Hall, the London Palladium, Electric Picnic, and Glastonbury.

Julian Gough to launch new novel in Galway

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JULIAN GOUGH, the author of Juno and Juliet, Jude: Level 1, and Jude In London, will next week launch his new novel, Connect, in Charlie Byrne's Bookshop, Middle Street.

Wild Atlantic Words rolls back into Castlebar

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Three new book launches, panel discussions, creative workshops, poetry and fiction will be central to a jam packed Wild Atlantic Words Literary festival which runs from this Wednesday, October 4 to Sunday, October 8 in Castlebar.  And the programme has something for every taste — children's events, young people's writing, history debates, sporting memoirs, culinary arts, hometown reminiscences.

‘There is exceptional writing out there by women that needs to be supported’

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They have published three of the most talked about, and critically acclaimed, Irish novels of recent years - including the award winning Solar Bones by Mayo born, Galway based author Mike McCormack - but for Tramp Press’s Sarah Davis-Goff and Lisa Coen, there is still a lot to be done, and many attitudes still to be changed.

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