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‘I think the world has changed rather than me’

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The world - or at least the Western world - is a very different place now in July to what it was in May. In the space of around six weeks, Ireland became the first State where same-sex marriage was endorsed by the public through a referendum - kickstarting calls in Germany and Australia for the same; while the United States voted to approve gay marriage following a Supreme Court decision.

'I think the world has changed rather than me'

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The world - or at least the Western world - is a very different place now in July to what it was in May. In the space of around six weeks, Ireland became the first State where same-sex marriage was endorsed by the public through a referendum - kickstarting calls in Germany and Australia for the same; while the United States voted to approve gay marriage following a Supreme Court decision.

The Prince finds true love...

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After his visit to Britain and Ireland, from 1826 -1828, Prince Hermann, Furst Von Puckler-Muskau returned to Germany, and wrote about his travels with great good humour and vigour. His book, Tour of a German Prince (published in 1830, in four volumes), was an instant success. Translated into English the following year it was a best seller, and a topic of conversation, in both England and America.

NUIG students come second in national charity event Jailbreak

A number of students from NUI Galway have travelled all around the world without any money as part of the largest national student charity event, Jailbreak 2014, to raise money for Amnesty International and St Vincent de Paul.

Leading Irish psychiatrist to speak in Galway

Professor Ivor Browne, one of Ireland’s leading psychiatrists, is coming to Galway this Monday to give a public lecture in the Galway Bay Hotel at 7.30pm.

Through the glass darkly

It was reading Owen Barfield’s History in English Words many years ago that first made me realise words are like the artefacts – the shards of shattered pottery, the unearthed house foundations, or the elaborate tombs filled with grave goods - the archaeologist uses to reconstruct the past. Or, as Barfield put it:

Through the glass darkly

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Filmvorführung - German movies at the Fleadh

FRANCE’S LUMIÈRE brothers may have gone down in history as the pioneers of cinema when they stunned Parisenne audiences by screening their films in 1895.

Shooting the Breeze with... Fintan Coen and Lisa Ruane

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Mayo native Lisa Ruane and her Roscommon boyfriend Fintan Coen enjoyed a cup of tea on Monday in the comfort of Lisa’s home in Belcarra. As they looked back over the events of the previous week - their terrifying ordeal trying to flee from war torn Libya - the reality of what they had been through was sinking in.

Local senator in emergency landing

Local senator and Castlepollard businessman, Donie Cassidy, had a lucky escape when a front wheel fell off the plane during landing on an internal flight in Turkey on Monday.

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