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Teachers have vital role in young people's lives

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‘I think the world has changed rather than me’

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The world - or at least the Western world - is a very different place now in July to what it was in May. In the space of around six weeks, Ireland became the first State where same-sex marriage was endorsed by the public through a referendum - kickstarting calls in Germany and Australia for the same; while the United States voted to approve gay marriage following a Supreme Court decision.

Claremorris composer working on Easter Rising documentary

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Acclaimed Claremorris composer Patrick Cassidy is working on a major new television production to commemorate the centenary of the Easter Rising next year.

Gay, out, and proud on film

THERE IS a heightened and exciting edge to the Galway Film Fleadh's Out On Film strand this year, given it comes after Ireland’s historic marriage equality referendum and the equally momentous affirmation of same-sex rights in the USA.

Sisters are doing it for themselves

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HANNAH QUINN, daughter of renowned Irish film-maker Bob Quinn, will screen her debut short film, My Bonnie, in the Town Hall Theatre as part of this year's Galway Film Fleadh.

John C Reilly - actor and his band to play two concerts

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JOHN C REILLY, the American movie star and comedian, known for his brilliant character acting in Boogie Nights, The Hours, Chicago, and Walk Hard: the Dewey Cox Story, can also list singer and songwriter to his list of talents.

Getting rid of the troublesome women

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One of the remedies in dealing with overcrowding, and rebellious behaviour from frustrated and angry women in the workhouses during the famine years, was assisted emigration. This was done on a massive scale. Between 1848 and 1850, 4,175 women were sent direct from the workhouse system to Australia. This was in addition to the thousands already sent away assisted by landlords and other schemes to clear the land of unproductive tenants. The only cost to the individual Poor Law unions was for new clothes, and travel expenses to Plymouth, from where the girls embarked to the colony. 

John Banville to open Lady Gregory/Yeats Autumn Gathering

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Described as “one of the most imaginative literary novelists writing in the English language today,” John Banville will open The Lady Gregory - Yeats Autumn Gathering in September.

Independents Day in Mayo County Council

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While those in the United States will be celebrating Independence Day tomorrow, it was 'Independents Day' in the chamber of Mayo County Council last Monday, when Independent councillor Michael Holmes was elected as the Cathaoirleach of Mayo County Council for the next 12 months. Cllr Holmes' election to the role of first citizen of the county came about through a post election pact by the 10 Fianna Fáil councillors in the council and five of the independent councillors who were elected last June.

'I think the world has changed rather than me'

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The world - or at least the Western world - is a very different place now in July to what it was in May. In the space of around six weeks, Ireland became the first State where same-sex marriage was endorsed by the public through a referendum - kickstarting calls in Germany and Australia for the same; while the United States voted to approve gay marriage following a Supreme Court decision.

 

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