Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Second launch for Tuairim, intellectual debate and policy formulation: Rethinking Ireland, 1954-75

Tuairim, intellectual debate and policy formulation: Rethinking Ireland, 1954-75, by Tomás Finn, will be launched for a second time this evening, in conjunction with Hodges Figgis bookstore. It will be held at the National University of Ireland, in Dublin.  Mr Maurice Manning, Chancellor of the National University of Ireland and Mr Justice Donal Barrington, a founding member of Tuairim will be guest speakers at the launch.

Friday, 8 February 2013

Congratulations Tomás Finn

Tuairim, intellectual debate and policy formulation: Rethinking Ireland, 1954-75, by Tomás Finn, was launched at the Moore Institute, National University of Ireland in Galway, on the 23rd January.

Professor Gearóid Ó Tuaithagh, Dr Mary Harris and Professor Jim Doolan, a member of Tuairim, were special guest at the event.

Dr Tomas Finn and Mary Harris, Lecturer in History, NUI, Galway

Professor Jim Doolan, a former member of Tuairim and a financial analyst with the world bank, a Senator and Professor of Management of NUI, Galway, Mary Harris, Dr Tomas Finn

Professor Jim Doolan and Dr Tomas Finn

Dr Tomas Finn

Friday, 1 February 2013

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013

This week, BBC Radio 2 celebrated all things folk, with its annual award show.  Held at The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall on the 30th January, the event was part of the Celtic Connections festival, a winter music festival in Glasgow, which features artists from around the globe alongside the best Scottish talent.
Musician Nic Jones, who only returned to live performance last year following a long rehabilitation after a car crash in the 80s, won folk singer of the year. The 11-piece band Bellowhead won album of the year, Scottish band Lau were named band of the year, while Billy Bragg and Roy Harper were honoured with lifetime achievement awards. A full list of all the winners can be found on the BBC Radio 2 website.
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