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Former President of Ireland, Mary Robinson, will this afternoon launch the exhibition 'Kitchen Power: Women’s experiences of rural electrification' at the National Museum of Country Life at Turlough Park House at 12pm.
Rock legend Robert Plant; songwriting legend Burt Bacharach; five world premiers and two Irish and two European premieres for theatre; an on street silent disco/flash mob, and major public discussions on Brexit and climate change - this is the Galway International Arts Festival 2019.
THE DARK days of January can be a dreary time of year but NUIG’s Comedy Soc, in association with Bank of Ireland, has the perfect antidote to those seasonal blues with January Laughs, an evening of top-notch comedy with some of Ireland’s leading laughmeisters.
In November 1990, Ireland elected its first female president in Mary Robinson. That same year - but six months earlier - the Church of Ireland approved the ordination of women as priests and bishops.
TOMORROW IS not only the day on which the presidential election takes place - or, as looks virtually certain, the presidential re-election - it is also the day a new EP comes out, named after a former Irish president.
Now I know that all of us are becoming absolutely bored and worn out with all of the Brexit talk, and yet it is so important to each and every citizen in this country. If satisfactorily concluded, it will enable us all to continue on a decent economic path. If it is not satisfactorily concluded, well then everything goes awry in the business world and with that then goes the living standards of this country, north and south. It is extremely important.
“HOLDING HER first grandchild in her arms in 2003, Mary Robinson was struck by the uncertainty of the world he had been born into. Before his fiftieth birthday, he would have to share the planet with more than nine billion people - people battling for food, water and shelter in an increasing volatile climate. The faceless shadowy menace of climate change had become, in an instant, deeply personal.”
The Irish Centre for Human Rights and the School of Law will host a panel discussion with Dr Mary Robinson on the ‘The Necessity of Advocacy’ at NUI Galway on Wednesday, 24 October.
Capacity audiences are expected to attend a diverse range of literary events for the Wild Atlantic Words Festival in Castlebar, which runs from Monday October 8 to Sunday October 14.
Sinn Féin’s presidential candidate Liadh Ní Riada was in Galway last Friday as her campaign kicked off in earnest and she took time to sit down with me and chat about the race for the Áras and the issues that drive her political vision.