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Undercover Áras Attracta probe for Tuesday broadcast

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A top inspector, who previously worked on the Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse in Ireland in the early 2000s, is to head up the review of services at Áras Attracta in Swinford.

The romance of steam

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In late October 1890, Arthur J Balfour, nephew of the Conservative leader Lord Salisbury of the time, and recently appointed Chief Secretary of Ireland, went on a walking tour of the distressed districts along the Galway and Mayo coast. Accompanied only by his sister, and local officials who joined them as they passed through different districts, they travelled without police escort. Remembering that it was only eight years since the Phoenix Park Murders* it was a brave gesture. But Balfour was probably the best of them.** He was genuinely anxious to improve the conditions of the area. He had influence in London, and an imaginative grasp of his brief for Ireland. He met and talked with the local community leaders, listened to what they had to say; and sat by the open fires listening to the mná tí.

Former advisor to Hugo Chavez to give public lecture in Galway

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Professor James Petras, a senior political analyst and adviser on Latin American affairs in the US, and a former advisor to Hugo Chavez, is to speak in Galway.

The lady who sold Coole Park

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Week III

Audience in Athlone hears that EU has moved back from the abyss

At a public seminar organised by the European Commission in Athlone this week, Economics Editor of the Irish Independent, Brendan Keenan, argued that, despite the fact that major political and institutional changes were still needed, the EU and the Eurozone countries have “moved back from the abyss of potential break-up”.

Mary Kate Danaher: ‘ I feel the same way about it myself’...

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At last filming The Quiet Man began in June 1951, during one of the sunniest summers on record. Everything went smoothly. There was a genuine outpouring of goodwill from the people of Cong and everywhere in Ireland, towards the project. The crew and cast were happy. The actors were generous with signing autographs, making guest appearances at charity events, and had an excellent working relationship with the director John Ford. Ford was in wonderful good form. He had exorcised his war ghosts by making an astonishing 10 movies in only six years. Now he was relaxed and cheerful, beaming to be in Ireland with great actors, many of whom were his friends, and a script which he clearly liked. He had already worked out changes which he had discussed with his friend and adviser Brian Desmond Hurst in their rented house in Spiddal.

John Wilson Croker - the Galwegian who invented conservatism

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The Tory Party in Britain can count among its leaders Winston Churchill, Harold MacMillan, and Margaret Thatcher, and is now led by the Eton and Oxford educated David Cameron, who hails from Berkshire, a traditional Tory heartland.

Top Kilkenny business people join forces to support small businesses

Some of Kilkenny’s leading business experts came together last Monday, to offer a unique approach to help small businesses ride out the recession.

NUIG lecturer proposes ‘alternative’ memorial to child abuse victims

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aBy Kernan Andrews

ODi - getting what she deserves

IRELAND HAS no shortage of singer-songwriters. You cannot step into any music venue without encountering some hopeful, strapped with an acoustic guitar, proclaiming ‘three chords and the truth’.

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