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The amazing story of The Tailor Of Inverness

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THE TAILOR Of Inverness, by Matthew Zajac, tells the extraordinary story of Zajac’s father who grew up on a farm in Galicia - then eastern Poland, now western Ukraine - and worked as a tailor in Inverness after surviving the terrors and upheavals of WWII.

‘Something in the air’ with dance/theatre show Chemistry

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THE INTRIGUINGLY named 50% Male Experimental Theatre ensemble makes its first visit to Galway next week with acclaimed dance/physical theatre production, Chemistry.

US army colonel to speak in Galway next week

The highest ranking member of US military to resign over the Iraq war, Col Ann Wright, will speak at a public meeting in Galway next week.

Hypocrisy and its consequences

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HAMID ISMAILOV is an Uzbek writer who was forced to leave his native land in 1992. Torture in Uzbek jails apparently includes boiling of body parts along with the more commonplace use of electroshock on genitals and plucking off fingernails with pliers.

Elif Batuman - to Russia with love

AMONG THE notable international visitors jetting in for Cúirt is Elif Batuman, author of the hugely enjoyable The Possessed; Adventures with Russian Books and the People Who Read Them.

Language project seeks volunteer groups in Westmeath

A pioneering language project, whereby people volunteer their time to teach conversational English to new migrants in their community, is looking to establish centres throughout County Westmeath.

Why are we such a nation of begrudgers?

Why can’t we just be happy? Be happy that for once our Government has made the right decision. Be happy in the knowledge that we’re doing the right thing. Be happy that our country can provide safety for those who deserve it. Be happy to know we can return the favour, the gift of freedom, to our global neighbours.

 

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