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Frank Reidy

Ó Shligeach go Ruanda agus ón Liobáin go Conamara, tá saol thar a bheith suimiúil caite – agus tá go leor eile ar na bacáin – ag Frank Reidy, iar-oifigeach in Arm na hÉireann....

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Story slamming in Galway

It’s lovely when one chance encounter leads to something that is laden with possibilities. Each year, I MC an event called Scribes at the West, a literary gathering that has seen the likes of...

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Na healaíona Gaeilge

Seoladh Féile Bhéal Feirste ag Ollscoil na Ríona de chuid Bhanc Uladh (a leithéid d’ainm!) inné agus, mar is gnách, tá an iliomad ócáid gur fiú freastal uirthi, drámaí, ceol d’achan chineál, cainteanna, na...

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William Kennedy Piping Festival

The William Kennedy Piping Festival is looking very enticing this year. The dark nights of November are lightened by the musical fireworks of pipers and other musicians from all over the globe, and the...

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Shay mo laoch …

Fán am a léifidh tú seo, seans go mbeidh an tAthair Shay Cullen, i bpríosún i Manila. Tá an sagart as Dún Laoghaire – a ainmníodh do Dhuais Nobel na Síochána – sásta bheith...

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Aontas idir-Aontachtach

Lá breá samhraidh, an ghrian ag briseadh na gcloch, cailíní óga ina ngúnaí éadroma ildaite amuigh ag coisíocht faoin aer the. Tá bean amháin amuigh ag baint suilt as an teas agus í ag...

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Aspects literature festival

The Aspects Irish Literature Festival is a lovely wee five-day celebration of some of our finest writers in English. The festival was launched at Nick’s Warehouse in Belfast’s Cathedral Quarter yesterday with Ciarán Carson’s...

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Gregory Campbell: a bum rap?

“Is Gregory Campbell (whose young family the Derry IRA once tried to kill on their way to church) getting a bum rap on BBC Spotlight?” asked Mick Fealty of Sluggerotoole.com after the DUP MLA’s...

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Ian Berry, photographer

It was quite a coincidence that Ian Berry should be in Belfast on the day the findings of the Saville Inquiry were made public. Berry is one of the world’s best-known photographers, invited to...

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David Trimble and the Mavi Marmara

So the Nobel Peace Laureate, Lord Trimble, has been nominated  by the Israelis to be an observer into the killings on the Mavi Marmara, the lead ship in the humanitarian effort to help break...