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Former aide to Martin Luther King to speak in Galway

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Rev Harcourt Klinefelter, a former aide to Martin Luther King during the civil rights struggle in the USA, will be speaking in Galway tomorrow.

Council calls for Aung Sang Suu Kyi to be invited to Galway to receive freedom

Burmese pro-democracy leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi has been invited to officially visit the city and receive the Freewoman of Galway honour, originally given to her in 2005.

The Green Agenda

The Green Party leader John Gormley recently stated on RTE Radio that he believed that the fundamentals of the Irish economy were still strong and that he was happy with the establishment of the assets management agency NAMA. To me this is further proof that John Gormley is ill equipped to hold a cabinet ministry. Many believe he has sold his soul to the devil for the trappings of power.

Keeping it simple with American bluesman Eric Bibb

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ACOUSTIC BLUES singer-songwriter Eric Bibb was born in New York in 1951 and grew up surrounded by the Greenwich Village folk music and literary scene which included Bob Dylan, Dave Von Ronk, Pete Seeger, Odetta, Judy Collins, and Joan Baez.

'We Shall Overcome'

That is the mantra we have been hearing over the past twenty-four hours since the big news was announced that Democrat, Barack Obama is the new president of the United States of America.

Now, isn’t it high time we had a Traveller Taoiseach

Galway welcomes Obama’s victory

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In the early hours of Wednesday morning, Sen Barack Obama became the 44th president of the United States of America and the first African-American to achieve this office. It is a day few thought would ever come.

Obama victory - What does Galway think?

Michael D Higgins

Rock for Jesus with the Harlem Gospel Choir

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IF YOU are going to get an endorsement, a presidential endorsement is the one to get - or at least from the man who went on to become president.

Books on my table this Christmas

I have often been intrigued by the stories of German spies parachuted into Ireland during World War II. It was quite an intriguing time. De Valera was anxious to steer the country in neutral waters, despite serious pressure from Britain and America to at least open our ports to the transatlantic convoys which were being hammered by German U-boats. The IRA and its sympathisers, were pro German to such an extent that Germany believed it could foster a lot of trouble in Britain’s ‘back yard’ by encouraging the IRA to make mischief.

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