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Over The Edge Brexit special

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A POLITICALLY charged Over The Edge reading will place on the day that may - or may not, there is the Benn Act - see Boris Johnson crash the UK out of the EU without a deal.

'In the 21st century, the story of Democracy will be who gets the upper hand between Democracy and Facebook'

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Among the speakers at Galway International Arts Festival’s autumn session of First Thought Talks in NUIG on Saturday October 3, is David Runciman, Professor of Politics at Cambridge University, who has written seven acclaimed books on politics and democracy.

Clare Daly and Mick Wallace for one day GIAF First Thought Talks event

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The health of democracy, the European Union, and food will all be examined in a new series of the Galway International Arts Festival's First thought talk, taking place not in the summer, but in October.

Is the HSE the right model for health care in Ireland?

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How can we speak coherently about Galway's health services at a time where our media's daily diet is composed of negative stories concerning Government failure to properly ensure medical care for its own citizens?

Former British ambassador to Syria to speak in Galway next week

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An expert assessment of the origins of the Syrian civil war, the role of foreign interests in prolonging the conflict, and why it is vital that sanctions against Syria be lifted, will be given in Galway next week.

Over The Edge goes political for October

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INDEPENDENT SENATOR Lynn Ruane and the Irish Examiner's Michael Clifford, will be reading at the next Over The Edge: Open Reading at the Galway City Library.

'When I talk to Catholics on the street, I find we have a lot of common ground'

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The papal visit this weekend will see plenty of celebratory flags and bunting on show but the Ireland of today is very different to the one which greeted John Paul II in 1979. One small, yet vivid, symbol of our changed country is the advocacy group Atheist Ireland, founded in 2008, and which has some 500 subscribers, as well as 13,000 likes on its Facebook page.

Finding our way forward with the help of the past

I am going to talk with you all a bit this week about the whole Brexit business. Now, I am sure, like me, a lot of you have heard it going on all summer in bits and pieces, but it seems to be becoming serious now with Michel Barnier from the EU and David Davis from the UK having their serious talks together. But, as yet, no real outcome has emerged.

Respect for giants of the pitch, the screen, and the page

Well! There’s no doubt where I’m going to begin this column this week, and it is about last Sunday in Croke Park. Now I know this column extends to both Roscommon and Mayo so I hope the Mayo readers will excuse me when I go on a little bit about Roscommon.

Water, water.... anywhere?

Well, thank God, we are still basking in the kind July weather. Weather like this makes such a difference, in the most ordinary way, to everyday life, so let us hope for a continuation of same.

 

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