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The President Michael D Higgins will travel to Galway in September to launch a weekend of celebratory events to mark the 40th anniversary of Galway's twinning with Lorient. The French Ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thébault will also be in attendance on Friday September 18.
If you had told Catherine Gagneux when she arrived in Galway 20 years ago that she would now be working as an honorary consul to the French Ambassador in Ireland, she would have laughed heartily at the idea. Because, similar to the majority, Ms Gagneux knew nothing about diplomatic relations and did not have any family ties to anybody working in this field. And that is why her story is all the more remarkable.
French ambassador pays tribute to Galway’s cultural strength and uniqueness during visit to Advertiser
French ambassador to Ireland Jean-Pierre Thébault paid tribute to the cultural strength and uniqueness of Galway during a visit to the Galway Advertiser offices last Thursday.
The French community in Galway has been moved by the expressions of solidarity it has received from Galwegians over the last number of days, following the Charlie Hebdo killings which left 17 people dead.
The former honorary Consul of France, who now lives in Oughterard, has recently been elected consular councillor for the French citizens in Ireland.
The remarkable story of Fr Padraig Ó Máille, a humanitarian priest from Louisburgh, who was deported from Malawi during the reign of the brutal Banda regime and has since become Honorary Consul for that country in Ireland, is told in a documentary which will be broadcast on Midwest Radio over Christmas.
The late prominent city businessman Raymond Rooney was remembered this week as a man of energy and enthusiasm who possessed a “remarkable” can-do attitude.