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GIAF Theatre review: Maum

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AN TAIBHDHEARC has made some excellent contributions to the arts festival over recent years and this year’s production from the company is Sighle Ní Chonaill’s Maum, which recreates the events around the notorious Maumtrasna murders of 1882 where five members of one family were brutally slaughtered in their home.

'I was a working class boy'

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One of the notable shows in this year’s Galway International Arts Festival is Maum at An Taibhdhearc, starring David Heap, who is best known for his role in Fair City. The play is based on a true story, this compelling new drama dares to uncover little known facts about a case that is still clothed in secrets and shame.

Kinnegad man avoids jail after pleading guilty to possession of €350k of drugs

A man who fled to the UK in 2009 after being caught with €350,000 worth of various drugs avoided a jail term in the Dublin Circuit Criminal Court yesterday, May 22.

Man who supplied cannabis grow houses avoids jail term

A Chinese man who delivered food and supplies to cannabis grow houses around the country has avoided jail on the understanding that he will be deported.

Westmeath vehicle company in Central Criminal Court over fatal school bus crash

A grandmother has told a trial in relation to a fatal school bus crash in which a schoolboy died that she thought the same bus was going to turn over and crush her and her grandchild.

Galwayman on sex charge asks to be jailed so he can get treatment

A Galway man has asked to be jailed so he can get treatment, Dublin Circuit Criminal Court has heard.

Loughrea man to be sentenced in June for violent sexual assault of nurse

A Loughrea man who violently sexually assaulted a nurse in a laneway causing her severe head injuries will face sentencing in June.

Drug slang glossary outlined as three-month criminal organisation trial continues

The trial of two Galway men accused of directing a criminal organisation yesterday heard a glossary of slang allegedly used by the men on surveillance tapes.

Former soldier jailed for sexual assault

A former soldier and father-of-two who tried to force a disoriented woman to have oral sex with him has been jailed for 12 months.

Business man jailed for abuse of granddaughter

A “prominent” Galway business man who sexually abused his granddaughter and offered her family €200,000 not to go to gardai has been jailed for three years.


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