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Ballina welcomes back rock star of 19th century

What has been described as ‘an exciting 10 days of rediscovery’ will be unveiled in Ballina from September 6 to 16 with the presentation of the Wallace Bicentenary Celebrations in the town.

Arts festival ‘delighted with the success of this year’s event’

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Despite the economy being in recession and a summer characterised by rain, the Galway Arts Festival managed to enjoy a bumper year, drawing in record crowds for many shows.

First Thought Talks - shining a spotlight on creativity

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FROM MUSIC to dance, from theatre, street performances, to exhibitions of all kinds, the Galway Arts Festival is continually seeking innovative ways to engage with its ever expanding audiences, and this year is no exception with the new addition of the First Thought Talks series.

Talks and readings

Public interviews, readings, and talks will take place with Chic’s Nile Rodgers (Hotel Meyrick, July 19); actors John Mahoney and Rondi Reed (Hotel Meyrick, July 19); and Fintan O’Toole will interview Mary Robinson and later Tom Murphy and Garry Hynes (Town Hall, July 27).

Mayo Man creates social innovation platform to change the nation

A social innovation process designed to tackle some of Ireland’s key challenges was launched this week by Ashoka Ireland, which is headed up by Paul O’Hara, originally from Castlebar, Co Mayo. The first platform of its kind in the world, Change Nation will commence in Dublin between March 22 and 24 and will be attended by 50 of the world’s leading social innovators who have conceived and implemented proven solutions in the areas of education, healthcare, the environment, economic development, inclusion, and civic participation.

Kenny named Mayo Person of the Year

An Taoiseach Enda Kenny was announced as the Muintir Mhaigh Eo Mayo Person of the Year yesterdat at a reception in the Burlington Hotel in Dublin. The Muintir Mhaigheo Dublin Association has been running since 1905 and the Mayo Person of the Year has been awarded to a number of notable Mayo sons and daughters, including former president Mary Robinson and former taoiseach Charles J Haughey. Last year’s winner was Castlebar hotelier Pat Jennings.

St Patrick’s Brass Band celebrates centenary with charity concert

Galway’s St Patrick’s Brass Band will celebrate its 100th birthday with a special concert in St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church tomorrow at 7.30pm.

The last thing Ireland Inc needs is a besmirched presidency

Allegations of attempted murder, family rows, child abuse, age of consent, dodgy dealing with envelopes, confrontations with sons of murdered gardai, internal party bickering, quango queens, televised meltdowns, sibling savagery, bloody hands, political assassinations — it has been one hell of a presidential election campaign which comes to an end this evening when the last votes are cast and the doors on the polling station close at 10pm. Every element of the campaign so far would not be out of place on The Jerry Springer Show. Shows such as Springer’s specialise in gathering people bound by some connection in one place and then watching them disintegrate in front of a televised audience. It is the principle behind Big Brother, The Apprentice, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding.

Three weeks to go and the campagin for President rolls on...

It would appear at this stage just three weeks before the Presidential election, that this race is anyones. (Well bar Dana's!).

Former Dragon offers alternative to party candidates

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We are now entering the business end of this presidential election.


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