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Donald Trump is the worst president the United States has ever had - a lying, bigoted bully, a racist, a serial abuser of women, a many times failed businessman, a vulgarian who has diminished the international stature of the United States, a man with no sense of shame for the crude and offensive things he has said and done.
BY DECLAN VARLEY
Living conditions were very bad in the Claddagh during the Great Famine. Most people there made their living from the sea but they refused to adapt to new and more effective fishing techniques which would have improved their catches, and so their income was affected and poverty ensued. Most of the fishermen there had put their nets in hock just to keep their families alive. Equally, Claddagh people were opposed to education, as their sons would grow up to be fishermen, they felt no need to send them to school. This form of opposition began to soften and eventually in 1827, a national school opened roughly where the statue of Fr Tom Burke is today. The quality of education there was not great so the Dominicans decided to take things into their own hands and build a school that would develop and improve the practical skills of seamanship and fishing for the boys to make them more self-sufficient. The girls would be taught fishery-related skills such as lace-making
TOM MURPHY'S Conversations On A Homecoming, will be staged by Oranmore drama group Bualadh Bos, on Thursday April 4, Friday 5, and Saturday 6 in Kudos, Keane’s nightclub, and at the Mall Theatre, Tuam, on Friday April 12.
One Galway best-selling author is out to fight chronic ill-health. Begin improving your health during this workshop and book signing on Saturday, 30th of March at the Arches Hotel in Claregalway.
We are all suffering from it, yet we may not notice. There is a fatigue around that is engaging us; that is holding us in its grasp. A sort of voyeuristic urge to look on aghast at what is happening in the two countries which perhaps have influenced us the most over the past few centuries. This morning, we wake up to more news of Brexit, as we slide inexorably towards that date at the end of the month.
WITH ALL the attention on the current White House administration, comes Vice, a full blown Hollywood blockbuster about Dick Cheney, the vice president of the USA from 2001 to 2009.
Last week Fine Gael held its annual party think-in at the Galway Bay Hotel and, on Thursday morning, I had a sit-down with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to hear his thoughts on a range of local and national issues.
The Green Party is calling for massive protests against the planned visit of controversial US President Donald Trump, which is due to go ahead in November, saying his “policies do not reflect the Irish people’s values”.
The Green Party is calling for massive protests against the planned visit of controversial US President Donald Trump, which is due to go ahead in November, saying his "policies do not reflect the Irish people's values".