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US army colonel to speak in Galway next week

The highest ranking member of US military to resign over the Iraq war, Col Ann Wright, will speak at a public meeting in Galway next week.

Remembering John Arden

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It was Ronald Reagan who first introduced me to John Arden and Margaretta D’Arcy. Well, indirectly. I’ll get back to that in a minute.

Donal Casey Midlands artist making waves with political cartoons

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It shouldn’t be surprising that a visual artist is, well, visual. I can’t count the number of times cartoonist Donal Casey goes off to find a sketch or object, search the internet, or open a book to show me exactly what he means.

Coffee — the uber-cool beverage

When I was a lad the really cool thing to drink was Irel coffee. This came in a bottle and was a sticky black treacle like substance which you mixed with sugar, hot water, and a lot of milk. Later came Nescafé powdered coffee in a tiny tin, not much bigger than a tin of shoe polish, and if you used more than a half teaspoon you were in mega trouble. As time marched on pubs started to serve food and we had Cona coffee machines, which were good if your cup was served directly after it was made, however it could be (and often was) two, three, or four hours old. I have several memories (some quite recent) of sending coffee back while complaining that it was burnt/old only to be served a new ‘fresh’ cup from the same disgusting brew. The ‘fresh cup’ was inevitably accompanied by a comment like, nobody else complained!

Campaign to reduce the voting age to 16

With the local and European elections on the horizon teenagers in Ireland will be watching proceedings from the outside, wondering why their voices can't be heard. A campaign is mounting to allow 16 and 17-year-olds vote, and it’s one which the Mayo Advertiser supports. At the ages of 16 and 17 you can pay taxes, get married, work full-time, leave school, or be detained at a detention centre, so why not have the right to vote?

Mayo coffee drinkers urged to support Fairtrade

During Fairtrade Fortnight, which runs until March 8, Bewley’s master coffee roaster Paul O’Toole said that “Mayo coffee drinkers can make a real difference for communities in developing nations if they choose coffees that are Fairtrade certified, with Westport and Castlebar already ahead of many other cities and towns throughout Ireland as they have designated Fairtrade status.”

Pink Floyd The Wall

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IN 1979 the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, religious and secular Iranians united to oust the oppressive dictatorship of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Sandinistas took control of Nicaragua, and in the dying moments of the FA Cup final, Alan Sunderland’s goal secured victory for Arsenal after a remarkable comeback by Manchester United.

Pink Floyd The Wall

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IN 1979 the Soviets invaded Afghanistan, religious and secular Iranians united to oust the oppressive dictatorship of Reza Shah Pahlavi, the Sandinistas took control of Nicaragua, and in the dying moments of the FA Cup final, Alan Sunderland’s goal secured victory for Arsenal after a remarkable comeback by Manchester United.

 

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