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Cillian Murphy top draw for packed Arts Festival programme

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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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Retail industry trade body welcomes B&Q announcement

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Date Published: 07-May-2013

Retail Excellence Ireland, the country’s largest retail industry trade body, has welcomed the news that 60 jobs have been saved at the city branch of B&Q.

It’s after the home improvements store successfully exited examinership.

Under the scheme, 2.4 million euro is to be invested by parent company Kingfisher plc, and B and Q will continue to trade at eight stores

This means 640 jobs have been saved nationwide, including 60 at the outlet in Knocknacarra.

However, David Fitzsimons of Retail Excellence Ireland says landlords need to be willing to help out smaller retailers too.

 

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Foundation reports nine Galway heart deaths each week

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Date Published: 09-May-2013

Nine people die in Galway every week from heart disease and stroke.

That’s according to the Irish Heart Foundation, which is launching its Happy Hearts Appeal today. (9/5)

An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, launched the appeal today to help raise funds for the charity, which has seen increasing demand on its patient services.

The Foundation says it needs to raise at least half a million euro to maintain existing information services.

 

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Call to tackle delays at Oranmore rail crossing

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Date Published: 13-May-2013

Concerns have been raised over traffic delays at the railway crossing in Oranmore.

Councillor Jim Cuddy says he has received many representations from local motorists who have been experiencing extended delays.

He says the closed barrier can sometimes cause a traffic tailback as far as the roundabout near the Maldron hotel.

Cllr Cuddy has brought the matter to the attention of Iarnrod Eireann and has asked for an explanation as to why the crossing is closed for so long.

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