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Cenbtre Chairperson Aoife Nic Fhearghusa with Tom Byrne's painting of Lady Augusta Gregory
galway / arts and media / press release Tuesday March 08, 2011 03:38 by Fred Johnston   text 1 comment (last - sunday may 01, 2011 01:47)   image 2 images
In spite of The Arts Council's refusal to fund it, the Fourth Forge at Gort Literature Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, March 25th and 26th, at Gort, Co. Galway, organised by The Western Writers' Centre, Ionad Scribhneoiri Chaitlín Maude, Galway. read full story / add a comment
Hard- up hunters use Done Deal to get new recruits
galway / animal rights / opinion/analysis Thursday February 10, 2011 10:44 by Bernie Wright   text 3 comments (last - friday february 11, 2011 13:25)   image 1 image
A new development in hunting circles has the obviously hard- up North Galway hunt touting for business on the website DONEDEAL.
Punters are invited to hunt, terrify and dismember foxes in Galway for the day and to celebrate St. Valentines day at a hunt ball with the hunters on Saturday night for 250euro a person. They will have about 75 people out hunting that day. All monies will go to the North Galway hunt.

Please boycott the Westwood Hotel in Galway. Also please send your thoughts on wildlife abuse to both the hunt and the Hotel.

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Chairman Aoife NicFhearghusa hangs up a portrait of poet Chaitlín Maude in the new offices - LitPix 2011
galway / arts and media / news report Wednesday February 09, 2011 04:29 by Fred Johnston   image 1 image
After eight years and no movement whatever from Galway City Council to develop new premises to house the Western Writers' Centre and their donated 2,000 books, the Centre gets a new address . . . . read full story / add a comment
Maighréad Medbh for Western Writers' Centre
galway / arts and media / press release Thursday December 09, 2010 01:31 by Fred Johnston   image 1 image
Poet Máighréad Medbh will read for us at Cooke's Restaurant, Abbeygate Street, Galway on Thursday, January 27th 2011 at 8pm. €6 and €4. Music also. read full story / add a comment
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galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Sunday December 05, 2010 16:00 by DunloT   text 6 comments (last - monday december 06, 2010 22:03)   image 11 images   video 5 video files
In bitter, thick fog resembling the miasma hanging over the economic abyss that is now Ireland, some 300-400 protesters, yesterday, marched from the Cathedral through Eglington St and Shop Street to the Spanish Arch plaza voicing their anger, contempt and sense of betrayal for a government that has spectacularly lost the trust of its people but like a stinging, dying wasp is still hell-bent on forcing through a budget of unprecedented savagery that saddles and cripples the Irish people with the private gambling debts of rogue banks and a millstone "bailout" of usurious, ruinous interest rates from the IMF and EU. read full story / add a comment
Sheridan Le Fanu: The Dublinocentric Arts Council now inhabit his former home
galway / arts and media / press release Friday December 03, 2010 18:14 by Walter Pater   text 12 comments (last - friday december 10, 2010 16:00)   image 1 image
The Arts Council have refused to fund the Western Writers' Centre, Galway {Ionad Scríbhneoirí Chaitlín Maude}under the Small festivals and Events Scheme, to produce the fifth Forge at Gort Literatrure festival, scheduled for March. read full story / add a comment
Assembling outside Áras na Mac Léinn
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Friday November 19, 2010 00:36 by TD   text 6 comments (last - saturday november 20, 2010 15:51)   image 4 images   video 2 video files
Today, in Galway, the Union of Students in Ireland intensified its ongoing campaign against threatened registration fee hikes and cuts to the student grant in the forthcoming budget with a march of some 2,000 students from NUIG - another is planned for Cork in early December - to Galway city centre via University Road, Eglington Street and Shop Street to the Spanish Arch plaza, where the demonstrators were addressed by several key speakers. including USI President, Gary Redmond, NUIG SU President Peter Mannion and GMIT SU President, Colin Canny. read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / opinion/analysis Sunday October 17, 2010 01:26 by donkylemore
Having written 6 times to sen o brolochan and not having had one response i wrote this letter and had it published in a local paper read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-war / imperialism / press release Thursday September 30, 2010 00:25 by GAAW PRO   text 4 comments (last - tuesday november 16, 2010 16:42)
Since its inception in Novemeber 2001 the Galway Alliance Against War set itself the goal to produce a monthly e-bulletin to those signed up to the cause of peace and justice. Below is GAAW's October Bulletin. Each month we send the GAAW bulletin to over 900 supporters . Beir Bua! read full story / add a comment
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Monday September 27, 2010 09:52 by Trade Union TV   video 1 video file
Watch Trade Union TV's video report from Saturday's protest in Galway aginst Health cuts. read full story / add a comment
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galway / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Sunday September 26, 2010 23:06 by Paul Hardy   image 1 image
Around 500 protestors joined a protest march and rally called jointly by SIPTU and the Galway Says No to Health Cuts group read full story / add a comment
Image by Emily Henochowicz who lost her left eye after being shot in the face with an Israeli tear gas canister at the Qalandia Checkpoint near Ramallah
galway / rights, freedoms and repression / news report Thursday September 23, 2010 18:08 by TD   text 6 comments (last - sunday september 26, 2010 20:34)   image 5 images
Yesterday, the UN Human Rights Council issued, a 56 page damning indictment of Israeli actions on the night of May 31st last when the Gaza Freedom Flotilla was attacked in international waters resulting in the murders of 9 humanitarian activists and serious injuries to many of the other participants. The report recommends the prosecution of the Israelis concerned but led by the US and the Quisling Palestinian Authority, no doubt, the "international community" will be strenuously resisting this.? For as Arun Gupta brilliantly and witheringly puts it in his Indypendent article; The Victim that is Israel http://www.indypendent.org/2010/06/23/the-victim/ read full story / add a comment
Trade union support
galway / worker & community struggles and protests / news report Saturday September 11, 2010 15:42 by Paul Hardy   text 2 comments (last - sunday september 12, 2010 20:20)   image 2 images
Trade union SIPTU, whose Health Division represents nurses, care assistants and support staff at Merlin Park Hospital In Galway, applauds the 500 people who marched from Merlin Park Hospital to Eyre Square today (September 11) read full story / add a comment
GAAW Protestors in Galway's Shop St
galway / anti-war / imperialism / news report Thursday August 26, 2010 19:35 by GAAW PRO   text 5 comments (last - saturday august 28, 2010 10:53)   image 3 images   1 attached file
Today, members of the Galway Alliance Against War held the first of a week-long series of lunchtime “Stop Blair” protests outside Eason’s store on Shop St Galway. There was a positive response from locals and tourists alike to the posters and leaflets labelling Blair a war criminal. The aim of the protest is to force Eason’s to rescind its invite to host a book-signing event for Blair in its main store in Dublin’s O’Connell St on Saturday 4th September read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / news report Sunday August 22, 2010 11:53 by Hibernian Scribe
134 residents of Gleann Trasna, Lettermore, Co Galway objected to the Chinese company, Hutchinson 3G, 3G Ireland/BT 3G Ireland project/Glenline Telecoms from placing a 20 metre Monopole Aerial with 3 panel antennae within 200 metres of dwellling houses in Gleann Trasna and halted Galway Council Planning Dept. from proceeding with planning permission. read full story / add a comment
Sylvia Crawford (left) and Eve Lerner at Galway Airport {LitPix 2010}
galway / arts and media / press release Wednesday July 21, 2010 03:27 by Fred Johnston   text 1 comment (last - monday july 26, 2010 22:01)   image 1 image
Breton-based poet and publisher arrives in Galway for two readings this weekend. read full story / add a comment
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galway / arts and media / opinion/analysis Thursday July 15, 2010 11:14 by JM   text 1 comment (last - thursday july 15, 2010 15:39)   image 1 image
A documentary covering practically a decade of turmoil faced by the community in Rossport, Co Mayo. read full story / add a comment
galway / arts and media / press release Thursday July 08, 2010 10:34 by Access Music Project
Galway's Access Music Project (AMP) is having a fundraising gig in Kelly's Bar Upstairs, Galway on Weds 14th July read full story / add a comment
galway / anti-capitalism / news report Wednesday July 07, 2010 18:17 by Crowe Stalker   text 5 comments (last - thursday july 08, 2010 18:11)   image 3 images
Cute hoor politicians will stop at nothing to get their voices on the airwaves or their pictures in the paper. So on Monday, Galway’s newest mayor, local auctioneer Michael Crowe of Fianna Fail, felt no embarrassment in telling Galway Bay FM that he intended to be at the forefront of the anti-cuts demonstration today in the city. read full story / add a comment
galway / environment / opinion/analysis Friday July 02, 2010 22:01 by donkylemore   text 1 comment (last - monday july 12, 2010 14:43)
The notion is as absurd as it is reflective on how cravenly this Junior coalition partners will act do to stay in power.
The Greens are not the tail that wags the dog; they are the illegitimate pup which it might have been wiser - in political terms - to have put down the moment he was seen to have been overly frisky
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