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Galway Observer, May 27, 1922

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“On Thursday night a crowd numbering several thousand assembled inside the Square, and two men set to work sawing at the base of life-size bronze monument of Lord Dunkellin, a brother of the notorious landlord, Lord Clanricarde of Portumna. In a scene reminiscent of the downfall of Saddam Hussain’s statue in Baghdad, shortly after the invasion of Iraq in 2003, a rope was fastened around Dunkellin’s neck, and with a mighty pull, down it fell amidst great applause.”

No Consent No Sale Bill may negatively impact mortgage holders

Brokers Ireland has appealed to politicians to consider very carefully the No Consent, No Sale Bill 2019 currently going through the Oireachtas on the basis that it is likely to negatively impact mortgage holders in terms of interest rates and stymie badly needed competition in the banking sector.

Kilroy was here

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THE FIRST chapter of Over The Backyard Wall - A Memory Book, Thomas Kilroy’s 'autobiography', is entitled 'The Eye of Memory' and opens thus: “I have been asked more than once to write a memoir and I’ve always had to say no. I couldn’t do it. I could scarcely remember what happened the previous week, never mind the distant past, at least with any degree of accuracy. Then in 2006, at the age of seventy-two, something odd happened to me - rather, something routine occurred - but it had an odd result. I had a cataract operation in both eyes.”

Assassin's Creed Origins - one man's fight in a changing world

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YOU MAY have already set foot on the soil of ancient Greece, and with your sword and sandals, fight wars overt and covert, and on more than a few fronts. For those still catching up, a journey to the heart of Ptolemaic Egypt awaits.

When it comes to education, what you already know really matters

EQUAL Ireland has a new offering of a part time BA degree in business, enterprise, and community development (accredited by AIT). A Galway and Westmeath information session will be held in the Maldron Hotel, Sandy Road, Galway, on Saturday November 17 from 9.30 am to 12.30pm.

Controversial politics both home and abroad

Isn’t this May/June weather just glorious? Heavy, verdant growth everywhere, birds working overtime thrilling and singing to all and sundry as they wheel around the sky, young children out playing with their bicycles, balls and all the outdoor pursuits they can.

The thrills of a theme park holiday

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If your idea of holiday fun is looping round rollercoasters, then get ready to strap yourself in for endless theme park thrills at a variety of locations within easy reach of Europe's biggest and best rides. Whether it is feeling the magic of Disneyland® Paris, the awesome rollercoasters at Tivoli World near Benalmadena, or the wild PortAventura in Spain, Corrib Travel has hotels and apartments that are perfectly placed close to Europe's best theme parks!

What's on in Mayo?

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There's always something good to go to in Mayo - we round up some of the great things happening around the county. 

Julie Felix - a folk legend comes to Galway

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SHE TAUGHT Leonard Cohen the art of songwriting; featured The Kinks and Led Zeppelin's lead guitarist Jimmy Page on her BBC TV show in the 1960s; and despite being a Californian, The Times called her "Britain's First Lady of Folk".

Where is Europe going (and why you should be concerned)

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Insider has been closely following the Tweets of former Belgian prime minister Guy Verhofstadt, especially since the onset of the Catalonian crisis, often replying to and commenting on his pronouncements. So is Insider ‘Trolling’ the leader of the Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe?

 

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