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Now that the jubilation of the Leaving Certificate results has started to calm down, it is time this week for students across Galway to find out what their next academic step will be with the first round of CAO offers being released on Monday.
A Redemptorist priest threatened with excommunication for his outspoken views on the Church’s stance on homosexuality, contraception, and the ordination of women has likened his treatment to the Inquisition.
What dominated our news and much of our conversations during the 1970s (at least in the early years), was the deteriorating crisis in Northern Ireland. When I think of that decade I remember the initial hope that something would be settled quickly rather than letting it drag on fuelled by appallingly bad political decisions, thuggery, and deeply imbedded hatred. Seamus Heaney remarked that in the early 1970s ‘there was a promise in the air as well as fury and danger’. But in Northern Ireland any nervous sense of hopeful expectation quickly soured; as Heaney recalled: ‘Soon enough it all went rancid.’ In John Montague’s poem The Rough Field, he observes: ‘In the dark streets, firing starts.’
Students coming to Galway for their third level education have made course choices which are in line with national trends with CAO points required for entry to courses in science, engineering, agriculture, technology, computer, and courses with languages increasing, while arts and business courses, which were so popular during the boom years, are experiencing a decline.
Athlone Town Council is to go to the High Court in an attempt to evict an anti-social tenant who put her neighbours' names on fake graves in her front garden at Hallowe'en and who claimed to a housing officer that she couldn't be touched “by the courts, the Gardai or the council”.