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I was very impressed at the dignity and solemnity at the funeral of Otto von Hapsburg who died aged 94 years on July 4. Twelve days later he was entombed in the Imperial crypt of St Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, with some pomp and ceremony; but his actual ‘ Three Knock’ burial was simplicity itself.
We rarely have presidential elections in the State. If you are under 55, you will only have had the opportunity to vote in two such elections. Make the most of the rare opportunity next week, and have your say in voting for our next Head of State.
With campaigning in full swing for all the candidates on the ballot paper for the presidential election, Martin McGuinness’ campaign bus stopped off in Castlebar last week, where the Sinn Féin candidate was greeted by a large number of supporters outside the Welcome Inn Hotel. The Derry native worked his way through his supporters before sitting down to face the local media in preparation for a walkabout through the streets of the town, meeting the public.
For many people history is the big events - 1916, the War of Independence, the hunger strikes - and the major political personalities, be they Éamon deValera, Charles Haughey, or Ian Paisley, but that is not the full story.
It is 40 years since Ronnie O'Gorman returned home from London to Galway with a plan to publish Ireland's first free newspaper. But not even he could have imagined the massive success it has become today.
WHEN DUNDALK agit-folk singer David ‘Jinx’ Lennon arrived on the Irish music scene in the 1990s his spoken word diatribes poked at the back of what he called the Septic Tiger.
SIX LEADING Irish and international comedians will present six new shows at the Laughter Lounge in the Róisín Dubh for this year’s Galway Comedy Festival