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‘I’ve been left reeling by tsunami of events’ says Healy Eames after car tax revelation

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A Galway politician who hit the headlines recently over what she terms an “unfortunate series of events” spoke out this week in a bid to explain the “tsunami” of occurrences which have resulted in largely negative press for her.

When I'm 65: Eleven healthy years left if you're Irish

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Although Irish women at 65 can expect to live three years longer than men of the same age, the number of healthy years they each have left is roughly the same. New figures from Eurostat released today show that the life expectancy for 65 year old women is 21.1 more years whereas for 65 year old men it is 18.1 more years. However, when it comes to a healthy life, the gap is much closer with 11.2 years for women and 11.1 years for men.

Through the glass darkly

It was reading Owen Barfield’s History in English Words many years ago that first made me realise words are like the artefacts – the shards of shattered pottery, the unearthed house foundations, or the elaborate tombs filled with grave goods - the archaeologist uses to reconstruct the past. Or, as Barfield put it:

Fishamble’s production Forgotten to benefit COPE Galway

COPE Galway is to benefit from a theatrical performance in the city next week, when Fishamble present Forgotten, a solo piece for theatre which explores four characters, between the ages of 80-100 years old, who reside in care facilities and retirement homes.

Pat Kinevane, remembering the Forgotten

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TWO MONTHS after he delighted Town Hall audience with his acclaimed solo show Silent, actor Pat Kinevane makes a welcome return to next week with Forgotten, his equally lauded one-man piece on old age and care of the elderly.

Brothers jailed for ‘organised’ parking meter raids

Jail sentences totalling nearly two years were imposed on two brothers who, in an organised operation, travelled from Dublin to Galway on at least two occasions to make gain by breaking into parking meters in the city.

Man found with counterfeit driving licence jailed

A man who persistently drove with a counterfeit Romanian driving licence, once driving into a roundabout while drunk, has been jailed for eight months and disqualified from driving for six years.

Intimate Voices

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NEXT WEEKEND sees the latest instalment of Music For Galway’s annual midwinter festival. This year’s offering is entitled Intimate Voices and offers a varied musical programme, ranging from the 17th to the 21st century, as well as a unique combination of artistry involving voice, dance, literature, drama, and visual art, as well as two internationally renowned quartets.

Brave little Otto humbly meets his Maker

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I was very impressed at the dignity and solemnity at the funeral of Otto von Hapsburg who died aged 94 years on July 4. Twelve days later he was entombed in the Imperial crypt of St Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, with some pomp and ceremony; but his actual ‘ Three Knock’ burial was simplicity itself.

More than 3,700 Kilkenny shoeboxes donated

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Team Hope has issued a big thank you to the people of Kilkenny, where some 3,760 Christmas shoeboxes were collected for this year’s shoebox appeal.

 

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