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Imeachtaí na Seachtaine

o COMEDY SHOW: Comhlámh and Le Chéile, Artists in Ireland Against Racism are pleased to invite you to another Stand Up! Against Racism — A hilarious night out! Featuring: Tommy Tiernan, David O'Doherty, Barry Murphy, Reuben, Maeve Higgins, Karl Spain, Comedy Improv and special guests, with music by the Revolution Crew. 8pm Friday 29 July, Vicar Street, DUBLIN

o MEMORIAL LECTURE: West Belfast Economic Forum presents the 13th Annual Frank Cahill Lecture. 7pm Monday 1 August, Conway Mill, BELFAST, County Antrim. Theme: Women in Struggle, Women in Leadership Maryam Rajavi President Elect, National Council of Resistance of Iran

o PLAY: Stepping Out of Line, true story of Patrick Shanahan. 8pm Thursday 11 August, Ardhowen Theatre, ENNISKILLEN, County Fermanagh. Tickets are £8 and concession £6. Box Office number for Bookings is 028 66325440

o IRISH NIGHT: Featuring Sons of Erin. 11pm Saturday 6 August, GAA Centre, AGHYARAN, County Tyrone

o REPUBLICAN COMMEMORATION: 90th anniversary of O'Donovan Rossa's Burial. Assemble 2.30pm Saturday 13 August, Garden of Remembrance and march to Glasnevin Cemetery, DUBLIN for commemorative events. Speaker: Martina Anderson (Derry). Function afterwards in aid of An Cumann Cabhrach. Featuring the renowned Spirit of Freedom. Doors open 6pm, The Long Bar, Bohemian Football Club, Dalymount Park, Phibsboro. Details 087-2877054. Raffle and admission includes food. Táille €10

o FUNDRAISING FUNCTION: Featuring Derek Wartfield. Friday 26 August, Sheiling Hotel, DUBLIN. Proceeds to new Seán Russell monument in Fairview Park. Tickets from 087-2282033

o SUMMER SCHOOL: 17th Desmond Greaves Summer School A weekend of political thought and discussion from Friday to Sunday, 26-28 August 2005, at the Irish Labour History Society premises, Beggars Bush, Haddington Road., Dublin 4; Friday August 26 at 7.30pm: The Prospects for the Left in Ireland. Eugene McCartan, General Secretary, Communist Party of Ireland. Chair: Robert Ballagh; Saturday August 27 at 2.30pm: Desmond Greaves as an historian. Mary Cullen and Brian Hanley will evaluate Desmond Greaves's historical writings and his contribution as an historian. Mary Cullen is an historian and research associate at St Patrick's College Maynooth, and TCD. Dr Brian Hanley is a Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Modern History, NUI, Maynooth, and author of The IRA 1926-36 and other books. Chair: Kevin McCorry; Sunday August 28 at 11am: The Politics of the Peace Process. Owen Bennett will examine the current position of the Northern Peace Process and the views of its supporters and critics, and will consider its relevance for the future of Irish republicanism. Chair: Finian McGrath TD. Sunday August 28 at 2.30pm: A forum on C Desmond Greaves — personal reminiscences by some who knew him. Gerard Curran, who has been a member of the Connolly Association since 1952 and is former Literary Editor of the Irish Democrat, London, which Greaves edited from 1948 to 1988; Helga Mac Liam, Dublin, with whose family Greaves used often stay when visiting Ireland; Bernard Morgan, long-time member of the Connolly Association, Liverpool, Greaves's native city; Seán Redmond, Dublin trade union official and General Secretary of the Connolly Association in the 1960s; Chair: Anthony Coughlan, Desmond Greaves's Literary Executor. Full School €15; Individual sessions €5; Unwaged half-price; Enquiries to Frank Keoghan, School Director, at 25 Shanowen Crescent, Dublin 9; Tel.: 00-353-1-842307

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