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‘It is a worrying time to be in America but it is still a wonderful country’

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Marion McKeone is Ireland’s foremost reporter on the United States and she is taking part in GIAF’s First Thought Talks series with a lecture entitled ‘Trump’s Wall: A Symptom of a Greater US Sickness?’ at NUIG’s Aula Maxima on Saturday July 20 at 12 noon.

'It is a worrying time to be in America but it is still a wonderful country'

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Marion McKeone is Ireland’s foremost reporter on the United States and she is taking part in GIAF’s First Thought Talks series with a lecture entitled 'Trump's Wall: A Symptom of a Greater US Sickness?' at NUIG’s Aula Maxima on Saturday July 20 at 12 noon.

Ceara Conway's debut album Kickstarter campaign

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CEARA CONWAY, the singer and visual artist from Connemara, is launching a Kickstarter fundraising campaign to help her record and release her debut album, which will be entitled Caoin.

Dominican College receives UN flag

The Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Niall Burgess, along with fellow DFA officials John Concannon and Claire Coughlan, and Commandant Colin Campbell of the Irish Defence Forces, recently visited the Dominican College, Taylor's Hill, to present the school with a UN flag as part of the UN's global schools project.

Joshua Cohen - 'What makes a life and what makes a mind?'

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AMONG THE legion of writers converging onGalway from near and far for next month’s Cúirt International Festival of Literature is Joshua Cohen, who has been widely hailed as one of America’s best young novelists.

Soldier Still - “dark, arresting, violent, moving”

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INSPIRED BY interviews with current and former soldiers from the Irish Defence Forces, the British army, and survivors of the Bosnian war, Soldier Still, the critically acclaimed new production by Junk Ensemble, is coming to Galway next week.

Town Mayor praises Defence Forces response capabilities

Athlone Town Mayor, Cllr. Frankie Keena, has thanked the Custume Barracks based Defence Forces for conducting a capability display which highlighted to local elected representatives how they could best assist local communities in major weather events or emergencies.

Brexit masterclass from Tony Connelly in Loughrea next week

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The Lough Rea Hotel and Spa will host a Brexit Masterclass Breakfast with RTÉ’s Europe Editor, Tony Connelly on Wednesday 26 September at 7:30am. The broadcaster and historian, John Bowman, will moderate the event.

Platoon

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The year 1958 was the first time the Irish Army sent a number of personnel on a peace mission to work abroad. They were a team of observers who went to the Lebanon. The next group to go abroad were members of An Chéad Cath and they were stationed in the Congo from 1960 to 1963. From 1963 to 1974, our soldiers were stationed in Cyprus, and later a number were sent to the Sinai Desert for nine months. After the Dublin/Monaghan bombings, all Irish military personnel were withdrawn and brought home

Ireland's role in America's middle-east military adventures

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Irish Special Forces (the Army Ranger Wing) operated in Western-occupied Afghanistan under NATO command, it was revealed last month, thanks to TD Clare Daly’s parliamentary question. The story received no media coverage. The operational purpose of these troops was not revealed. However, like Special Forces the world over, it was not pencils they were sharpening.

 

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