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They say that patience is the virtue that you show when there are too many witnesses around to see how you may have behaved otherwise. Be that as it may, it has been a virtue that we have been implored to employ over the past year or more. And like in all instances when we require patience, it is as we enter the final straight that the adherence to it becomes the most difficult.
David McWilliams has worked all over the world, and speaking on the Travel Tales with Fergal podcast, the top economist says that people need to be aware “of the impact of air travel on the environment” — and reckons he was a bad example with all his jet-setting before the pandemic.
By Fergal O'Keeffe
“I feel like I can breath again”. It was a term often heard after it became clear Joe Biden had won the 2020 US Presidential Election. Yet if Irish people felt they could ‘breath’ as the votes pointed to a Trump defeat, what was going through the minds of Americans living in Galway?
The Architecture at the Edge Festival will take place in Galway and Mayo this weekend. The festival, designed to help citizens understand the many ways architecture impacts our lives, will feature a weekend of online lectures, interviews, exhibitions, and panel discussions - all live and all free.
The first 100 days is traditionally the point at which a new government gets its first provisional review and points to achievements to show it has hit the ground running.
As the dust settles on a tumultuous General Election, attention turns to the central question – who governs? If this looked like a conundrum in the immediate aftermath of the 2016 election, then if anything a solution is even less apparent on this occasion.
BBC Good Food Magazine has named Galway as its top destination for foodies in 2020. The city made it to the top of the annual list as it prepares to embark on a year-long European Capital of Culture 2020 programme, with food culture playing a major part of the planned events.
In what must be the ultimate irony in the compelling story of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath, and their brief, but significant visit to Connemara in September 1962, it was Hughes who returned to find solace and peace there. Sylvia had planned to return that autumn, instead she found, what she thought was a refuge in the former home of WB Yeats in London, and despite the onset of severe depression, remained there to write her best poems. It would probably have saved her life if she had taken up the rented cottage she had paid a deposit for, between Cleggan and Moyard. Instead in London she battled against a bitter cold winter, ‘flu, frozen pipes, and minding her two small children while writing furiously most of the night.
A book of poetry, inspired by the killing of 14-year-old Abdul-Rauf Ismael Salha by Israeli soldiers in January this year, will be launched in Galway next week.