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Michael Collins remembered a debt for ‘measly £10’

An Taibhdhearc, Ireland’s only Irish language theatre, situated in Middle Street, the very heart of Galway, grew out of a conversation between two remarkable men, Professor Liam Ó Briain and Dr Séamus Ó Beirn.* Both men, passionate Irish speakers, believed that a lively Irish language theatre would promote Irish in an imaginative way.

Galway-native senator urges graduate diaspora to register for Seanad elections

Galway-native but US-based senator Billy Lawless has this week urged graduate members of the Irish diaspora to avail of their rights to vote in any future Seanad elections.

‘Muishe, is it yourself that’s in it, Mr O’Brien?’

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Liam Ó Briain, professor of romance languages UCG, was arrested by the Black and Tans on November 21 1920. He was taken to the RIC barracks, at that time in Dominick Street, and then up to the army barracks at Earls island, where he was identified. Other men arrested stood in line. They were watched by ‘pompous young officers’ who, with ‘a hand on their guns’ ‘sniggered’ at the standing prisoners. They went up and down pulling hands out of their pockets. Ó Briain, in his recently published essays on his experiences,* did not sound too concerned. He was well known to the police authorities. Because of the murder and mayhem during the week of his arrest, he must have been expecting to be picked up.

Grief and despair on Galway streets November 1920

Sunday November 21 1920, known as ‘Bloody Sunday’, marked one of the most significant events in the Irish War of Independence. The day began with an IRA operation, organised by Michael Collins, to assassinate the so called ‘Cairo Gang’ - a team of undercover British agents, working and living in Dublin. IRA members went to a number of addresses, and shot dead 14 people including nine army officers.

Portiuncula Hospital appoints bereavement support midwife

Portiuncula Hospital has announced the appointment of Emma McArt as a Bereavement Support Midwife for the health facility. Boasting extensive clinical expertise, Emma has vast experience of counselling with regard to non-complex bereavement issues.

Leading colorectal surgeon to deliver Freyer Memorial Lecture

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NUI Galway will host the 43rd Sir Peter Freyer Memorial Lecture and Surgical Symposium, the largest Surgical Conference in Ireland, from 7-8 September. The Symposium, named in memory of the Galway-born surgeon, Sir Peter Freyer, who performed the first successful surgical operation to remove an enlarged prostate in 1900, comprises of multiple research and education sessions across the various surgical subspecialties, two keynote addresses and a discussion forum around the future of Surgical Care in Ireland.

Athlone doctor graduates from Ireland’s largest medical conferring at RCSI

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A future doctor from Athlone was amongst those who donned caps and gowns as they graduated from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland School of Medicine (RCSI) as part of the College’s summer graduation ceremonies. Dr. James Flynn was one of 283 graduates in attendance at the event which took place in the Convention Centre in Dublin.

Should flu symptoms be treated with antivirals in primary care?

The HRB Primary Care Clinical Trials Network Ireland, based at NUI Galway, are working with researchers in Oxford University’s Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, on the ALIC4E trial, which investigates whether the flu drug oseltamivir (Tamiflu) is cost effective and beneficial to patients consulting their GP’s with flu symptoms.

Wellbeing and emotional literacy

The area of wellbeing and emotional literacy has come to the fore in recent years as mental health issues among our youth continue to rise. This was highlighted in a study carried out by the Royal College of Surgeons (RCSI) in 2013 as one in five young Irish adults aged 19-24 and one in 6 young people aged 11-13 who took part in the study were experiencing mental health problems at the time.

Nerve and Sinew exhibition at Custom House Studios

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Custom House Studios in Westport are pleased to present Nerve and Sinew, a collection of paintings by artists Betsy Stirratt and Chanelle Walshe. The exhibition opened this week and will run at the studio until Sunday, July 9. Tomorrow, Saturday, June 17 both artists will be at the Custom House Studios to talk about their work with Alice Maher at 2pm.

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