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Completion of Picture palace in sight following Government grant

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The long, and often controversial, saga of the Solas Arthouse Picture Palace Cinema has taken a step closer to completion with the announcement that the Government has provided additional funding of €735,000 towards the project.

Calls for Government to provide funding to finish arthouse cinema project

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Galway city councillors have called on the Government to release funding which will allow Galway’s arthouse cinema to finally open its doors.

‘I have huge connections to Galway’

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THIS WEEKEND the Galway Film Fleadh hosts Oscar-winning actress Brenda Fricker as its special guest, when she partakes in an interview with Sean Rocks from RTÉ Radio’s Arena at 3pm on Sunday in the Town Hall Theatre.

IFTA win for Galway TV company

Furbo based company Magdamedia won the Best Irish Language Award for its TV drama Corp + Anam at the recent IFTA award ceremony.

Has Sir William Gregory been brought in from the cold?

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Sir William Gregory of Coole, Co Galway, and the husband of Lady Augusta in his later years, has been vilified unfairly by historians and commentators, said Brian Walker, professor of Irish Studies at Queen’s University last weekend. As the member of parliament who introduced the so called ‘Gregory clause’ as the Great Famine raged through the land, he did so for humane motives; but it was exploited by some ruthless landlords to clear their land.

Galway Film Fleadh programme unveiled

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DETAILS OF the line-up for the 23rd Galway Film Fleadh, which runs from July 5 to 10, were revealed at the festival’s press launch in the Radisson Hotel on Tuesday evening.

Come out for the Galway Film Fleadh

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THE GALWAY Film Fleadh celebrates its 21st anniversary this year and to mark the occasion - and as a way of combating the gloom of the recession - this year’s theme is ‘uplifting films’.

Human rights group calls for suspension of Corrib gas project

Human rights organisation Afri is calling for a suspension of all work on the Corrib gas project pending an independent and comprehensive investigation of its safety, human rights, economic and environmental dimensions. Afri is asking people to sign a petition to that effect, which will be delivered to the government next month. The petition was launched by former UN assistant secretary-general Denis Halliday this week.

 

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