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‘Life led me away from writing another novel until now’

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Percy Bysse Shelley once famously declared that “poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world”. While he may have been boosting his own profession with the remark, history furnishes quite a few examples of authors who were actual legislators.

Rediscovering Maud Gonne

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THE LIFE, times, and personality of Maud Gonne will be vividly evoked in a new stage presentation by local theatre-makers Caroline Lynch and Sarah O’Toole, of Mephisto and Anam Theatre companies respectively. The show, which could be described as a dramatised lecture, takes place on Thursday February 26 at 1pm in NUI Galway’s Cube Theatre and admission is free.

Hot water — extremely heated scenes at City Hall during water charges debate

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A discussion by Galway city councillors on two different motions regarding the opposition of water charges and the dissolution of Irish Water led to some ugly scenes at City Hall this week, with one Fine Gael councillor labelling the Sinn Féin party as ‘hypocrites.’

Lough Ree RNLI the busiest station in Ireland for 2014

Lough Ree RNLI was the busiest lifeboat station in Ireland last year. According to figures released by the lifeboat charity the crew at Lough Ree launched 69 times in 2014 bringing some 142 people to safety.

Three Galway companies nominated for prestigious innovation awards

Galway has underlined its role as a key innovations hub with three companies from the county making the shortlist for The Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards.

Great 2014 vehicle sales - confident for 2015

New car sales for 2014 (96,338 units) were 30 per cent up on 2013, according to figures released recently by the Society of the Irish Motor Industry (SIMI).

Rural lives are important too - Naughten

Deputy Denis Naughten has demanded that ambulance service management not “throw in the towel on rural Ireland on foot of a flawed ambulance capacity review”.

Celtic duo called up for international duty

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Two of Castlebar Celtic's young stars have been called up for international duty with Republic of Ireland underage squads this month. Celtic's Rachel Baynes is part of Sharon Boyle’s Republic of Ireland Women’s u16 side will play a friendly game against their Northern Ireland counter-parts at Dundalk’s Oriel Park this evening (Tuesday, January13) at 6.15pm.

2015 - it ain't going to be a dull year

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With the festive period now over, politicians have turned their thoughts to the year ahead and in one respect the mood across the parties is the same – we are now in an election year.

Vayu Energy signs €3,000,000 deal with Debenhams

Irish energy supplier Vayu Energy has signed a gas and renewable electricity deal with retailer Debenhams Ireland valued at €3m per annum.

 

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