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‘The desire of Democrats to deny Trump a second term animates them above all’

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He may be rank alongside James Buchanan and Herbert Hoover as the worst ever president of the United States; his country has the highest levels of Covid-19 cases (+6 million) and deaths (+183,000 - higher than the number of US soldiers killed in Vietnam), which has led to a severe spike in unemployment levels.

Policing in a time of Trump and a nation divided

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THINK OF the word sheriff and you think of the hat and the badge; Sheriff Rosco P Coltrane in The Dukes of Hazzard; Little Bill Daggett in Unforgiven; and Ed Tom Bell in No Country for Old Men.

Joker - a troubling depiction of Batman's arch enemy

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JOKER, ALSO known as Arthur Fleck, grew up the victim of abuse, and struggles with a type of Tourettes which results in his erupting in involuntary laugher when he is unhappy or uncomfortable.

The Current War - not exactly electrifying

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The Current War - not exactly electrifying

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THIS IS the story of Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and their competition to bring electricity to America. Westinghouse working with Alternating Current and Edison working with Direct Current.

Taylor’s Bar

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This late 19th century building in Upper Dominick Street was originally a grocery and a pub owned by a family of O’Connells. They used to stable horses out the back. When they sold it, they moved to Dublin where one of them was unfortunately murdered. The pub was taken over by a Mr Cosgrave.

Jean Butler to dance for Music for Galway

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DANCER JEAN Butler and cellist Neil Martin are set to engage in what The New Yorker called "an intense, affectionate, sometimes flirtatious musical conversation" when they perform their show, This Is An Irish Dance, in Galway.

Paul Muldoon brings his Picnic to the Town Hall

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PAUL MULDOON, the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet and former Oxford professor of poetry, librettist for operas, and rock lyricist who has worked with The Handsome Family and Warren Zevon, is coming to Galway.

Voices at Christmas

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‘If we had extra geese or cockerels my mother and myself would bring them to the market in Loughrea on the second Thursday before Christmas that was known as 'Big Thursday'. The market was held on the main street that time, you would not collect much money, maybe three shillings per goose but that would help to buy the Christmas.

‘The old lady was a holy terror’

Ireland’s greatest short story writer is probably the late Frank O’Connor (1903-1966). Born in Cork city, his autobiography An Only Child (1961) is ironically a celebration of his vivacious but fastidious mother, and their survival from his alcoholic, and at times brutal, father.

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