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Staging George Orwell at the Galway Theatre Festival

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GEORGE ORWELL’S first full-length book was Down and Out in Paris and London, his classic account of living on the breadline in France and England in the 1920s. More than 80 years after its publication in 1933, the book’s vivid portrayal of people struggling to survive from one day to the next has lost none of its power. Indeed, with homelessness again a headline-making issue, the book has gained fresh topicality.

Galway’s answer to David Lynch

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SINCE 2001, Geraldine Mills has published six books - each its own particular kind of gem - and yet she is much less famous than she should be.

Mass, porn, and Nazi Party meeting minutes

IT WOULD be difficult to find three Irish poets more different from each other than Athenry’s Elaine Feeney; Belfast born, Galway resident Fred Johnston; and Dubliner Alan Jude Moore.

Proust Questionnaire

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What is your idea of perfect happiness?

Do mention the war

AS WELL as being a poet of note, Kevin Higgins is also a perceptive, cutting, witty, and rather wise critic, and a new book collects some of the best of his reviews and essays.

And So I Watch You From Afar

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TRAVELLING HOME to Portrush from Oxegen 2005 found four Ulstermen a bit worse for wear after the weekend’s revelries. “We were feeling terrible!” admits Rory Friers, during our Thursday morning conversation, but amid the post-festival comedown emerged an inspired idea.

If the political poster goes, what will replace it?

There is a growing movement - or, more accurately, a growing feeling - that the day of the election poster is coming to an end. If it is though, what might replace it?

If the political poster goes, what will replace it?

There is a growing movement - or, more accurately, a growing feeling - that the day of the election poster is coming to an end.

Are all pigs really equal?

The Government’s recent job protection programme involves a €200 a week subsidy towards employees' wages. At first glance this seems a solid measure to protect employment. However all is not as clear-cut as it seems.

A novel for our paranoid times

IT HAS been said that contemporary Irish fiction writers tend to attack the past with relish - the Ireland of Christian Brothers and cowsheds and dark family secrets - but to be a little too gentle with the present.

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