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‘It is not our mistress we have lost, but our mother.’

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When Mitchell Henry entered Westminster parliament in 1871 he went with hope in his heart and a mission to tell the British people the circumstances of the Irish tenant farmer. He reminds me of the Frank Cappa film Mr Smith Goes to Washington where a naive, idealistic young man has plans to change America.* Mitchell Henry, a liberal, kindly man, had however, walked into a political cauldron, waiting to explode.

The man from New York

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The first time Lady Gregory met John Quinn was on Sunday August 31 1902 at a Feis Ceol she had partly organised in the memory of Ó Raifteirí the poet. The occasion also marked Lady Gregory’s first steps into the Celtic revival movement which would absorb her energies throughout her long life, and define her reputation for ever.

The challenge of Covid-19 demands a new Government is formed

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These past few weeks have been a surreal experience for the people of this country. At times it almost feels like the stuff of fiction with, at one stage, Taoiseach Leo Varadkaar’s return to medical duties drawing comparisons with President Whitmore in that 1996 blockbuster Independence Day.

Online option is here to stay

Recently, a-few-weeks threatening came to pass with an email I sent to our people: “We are now working solely online, as I outlined in the WhatsApp a few minutes ago…”, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

Online option is here to stay

At 1.26pm on Thursday last, a-few-weeks threatening came to pass with an email I sent to our people: “We are now working solely online, as I outlined in the WhatsApp a few minutes ago…”, writes Liam Horan, Career Coach, Sli Nua Careers.

Kickboxing champions ready for first clash of the season

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The Galway Black Dragon Kickboxing Club hosts the first of its yearly events with an international Ireland versus Belgium and France kickboxing and K-1 fight night in The Ardilaun Hotel, Galway.

Peace protest on Saturday against current US-Iran tensions

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As fears rise that another "forever war" could erupt in the Middle East in the aftermath of the USA's assassination of Iranian general, Qasem Soleimani, Galwegians are being asked to show their opposition to this dangerous drift.

Leave Britain to the Brexit fanatics, Ireland's future is with Europe

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The scene of the Sunday morning breakfast table in Biarritz at the beginning of the recent G7 summit was a sobering one for Irish viewers. President Donald Tump and prime minister Boris Johnson, leaders of the two countries that would traditionally be considered our main allies, egging each other on in pursuit of a hard Brexit that would be detrimental to this country.

Ballina and North Mayo to feature on all Aer Lingus transatlantic flights

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There was great news for the North Mayo tourism industry this week after InflightFlix International announced that the area is to feature in the next update of its Wild Atlantic Way video guide on all Aer Lingus transatlantic flights. A select number of Ballina and North Mayo visitor experiences will be visible at 30,000 feet on flights all the way from North America.

GIAF 2019 takes wing

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BRIGHT SUNSHINE, as it always seems to do, greeted the Monday evening commencement of the 42nd Galway International Arts Festival, and there was a full house at the Black Box for the festival’s first show, the world premiere of Least Like the Other - Searching for Rosemary Kennedy.

 

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