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Cillian Murphy top draw for packed Arts Festival programme

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 01-Jun-2011

Hollywood star Cillian Murphy is making an eagerly awaited return to the stage at this year’s Galway Arts Festival in a one-man show, written and directed by Enda Walsh.

Misterman is a co-production between the Arts Festival and Dublin’s Landmark Theatre Company and is a complete reworking of a blackly humorous play that Enda Walsh himself performed in 1999, explains Festival Director Paul Fahy.

Cillian Murphy and Enda Walsh previously worked together to great acclaim in Walsh’s groundbreaking Disco Pigs in the mid 1990s and Misterman is the first time that they have joined forces since then.

The play has been in development for the past year and says Mr Fahy, although it is a one-man show, it is a huge production, with a creative team that includes Dublin born contemporary composer Donnacha Dennehy who has written a new score for it.

A major new exhibition by one of Ireland’s leading artists Hughie O’Donoghue, two Shakespeare productions from Ed Hall’s Propeller Theatre Company; a new play by UK author Mike Bartlett, supergroups AfroCubism; Blondie and authors Colm Tóibín and Emma Donoghue are just some of the participants in the Galway Arts Festival which runs from July 11 to 24.

The programme is being launched today (Thursday) in Dublin and tomorrow (Friday) in Galway.

See full line-up in today’s Connacht Tribune.

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Appeal for information following Portumna crash

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 08-May-2013

Gardai are appealing for witnesses following a single vehicle crash at the Portumna bridge this morning.

The road from Nenagh to Loughrea reopened shortly after 11 this morning following the completion of a technical exam.

Four men were travelling in a van when they hit the Portumna bridge around 6:30 this morning.

Gardaí, ambulance and two units of Portumna fire services rushed to the scene, and one of the men was taken to Portiuncula hospital in Ballinasloe.

He is being treated for head injuries, which have been described by Gardaí as serious.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Portumna Garda station on 09-097-42060

 

 

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President Higgins among GMIT’s first ever honorary fellowships

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 10-May-2013

GMIT is to honour seven outstanding individuals including President Michael D Higgins with Honorary Fellowships at a special ceremony later this month.

It’s the first time in the 40 year history of the Institute the Governing Body of GMIT has decided to award honorary fellowships.

The GMIT Honorary Fellowships will be conferred at the g Hotel in the city this day two weeks Friday 24 May at 2.30pm in front of 200 invited guests.

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Galway commuters hold their breath as LRC intervenes in bus strike

Bernie Ni Fhlatharta

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Galway commuters are holding their breath as there has been a potential breakthrough in the Bus Eireann dispute, as both sides have agreed to talks at the Labour Relations Commission.

The LRC intervened this afternoon, on day two of strike action that has seen 95 per cent of bus services disrupted across the country.

The LRC’s Director of Conciliation Services, Kevin Foley, says the National Bus and Rail Union and the company have agreed to meet for mediated talks at 8 this evening.

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