Annual Bloomsday

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Admission free – Language: English

Door closes at 20:00 SHARP, bar open before/after and during the break only.

Annual Bloomsday – Thursday, 16th June 2016 at 20:15 hours

Haagsche Kunstring http://www.haagsekunstkring.nl/ Denneweg 64 2514 CJ Den Haag

Directions: https://www.google.nl/maps/dir/”/haagsche-kunstkring+den+haag/

The Hague Art Circle, The Irish Club~Netherlands Theatre Group and the Irish Embassy present Annual Bloomsday in The Netherlands. Noramollyannalivialucia (The Muse & Mister Joyce) Since 1982, The Hague has celebrated Bloomsday on 16th June 2016. Talented Irish actors play scenes from the novel Ulysses by James Joyce and bring with caustic humor – life in Dublin as on Thursday, 16th June 1904 to life. The texts are not only funny but often touching, erotic and philosophical similar to real Irish life. This year we present a very special Bloomsday thanks to support from the Irish Embassy. Opening the event four members of The Irish Club~Netherlands Theatre Group living in The Hague. our regular readers Donal Merren, Paul Treanor, Ciaran O’Faolain and newbie Lynda Mary O’Carroll and directed by Ruud Hisgen will read scenes from Ulysses (1/2 half hour) then we will have a break and the main show will be performed by The Curlew Theatre Company over from Ireland sponsored by the Irish Embassy. Directed by Eamon Grennan with the Irish actress Tegolin Knowland performing a 3/4 hour-long monologue titled Noramollyannalivialucia, The Muse & Mister Joyce. The title contains the names of four women who played an important role in the life James Joyce: Nora is his wife, Lucia his beloved daughter. Molly is the sensual vaudeville singer who gets the last word in Ulysses while Anna Livia the personification of the River Liffey, which flows through Dublin and also the name of the female protagonist of Joyce’s last novel Finnegans Wake.

 

Mná na hEireann 2016

The Irish Club in the Netherlands

Mná na hEireann

Irish ladies and friends

Please come and join us for an informal ‘Get Together’ Friday 3rd June 7.00 pm

Pavlov’s Restaurant, Spui 173, 2511BM Den Haag

(Opposite the Stadhuis)

Starting with a complimentary welcome drink & followed by 3 course dinner

Irish Club Members €32        Non Members €35

Guest Speaker: Niamh Dooley

Confirm your attendance by lodging the correct amount into:
Irish Club ~ Netherlands           ABN AMRO   NL85 ABNA 0518 9845 32              Ref: Name: Mna na hEireann:

Closing date Wednesday 1st June

For any queries regarding the above event contact:

Brid van der Meiden 06 53262022 or bridvdmeiden@hotmail.com

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Laochra – The GAA commemorate 1916

24ú Aib. 2016 Páirc Uí Chrócaigh: Stirring the cauldron of imagination, a poweful dimension forever available to us for renewal.
“Cúchulainn was the inspiration, the inspiration who made a hero…../ The Gaelic Leauge was not founded upon the hate of England but upon Love of Ireland. Hatered is a negative passion, useless for building up. Love on the otherhand is like Faith, it can move mountains and faith, we have mountains to move”

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Irish based scientists make superbug breakthrough

Irish-based scientists make superbug breakthrough

Team’s ‘game changing’ discovery could stem the spread of MRSA and E coli

 Prof Suresh Pillai with John Browne, CEO of Kastus Technologies Ltd,  at IT Sligo. Photograph: PA/PA WireProf Suresh Pillai with John Browne, CEO of Kastus Technologies Ltd, at IT Sligo. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

A new discovery by scientists in Ireland could stem the spread of deadly superbugs that are predicted to kill millions of people worldwide over the coming decades.

A team has found an agent that can be baked into everyday items like smartphones and door handles to combat the likes of MRSA and E coli.

The nanotechnology has a 99.9 per cent kill rate of potentially lethal and drug-resistant bacteria, the scientists said.

Lead scientist Prof Suresh C Pillai, of Institute of Technology, Sligo’s Nanotechnology Research Group, said the discovery is the culmination of 12-years’ work.

“This is a game changer,” he said.

“It’s absolutely wonderful to finally be at this stage. This breakthrough will change the whole fight against superbugs. It can effectively control the spread of bacteria.”

The findings were published on Thursday in the international journal Scientific Reports.

Last week the chancellor of the exchequer George Osborne warned superbugs could become deadlier than cancer and are on course to kill 10 million people globally by 2050.

Speaking at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, he warned drug-resistant bugs could escalate into a global crisis costing trillions.

Scientists have been in a race to find a way of preventing the spread of the bacteria that causes the superbugs.

The new discovery works by building or baking a water-based antimicrobial solution that kills micro-organisms or inhibits their growth into everyday products as they are being manufactured.

These products could include anything made from glass, metallics and ceramics, including computer or tablet screens, smartphones, ATMs, door handles, TVs, handrails, lifts, urinals, toilet seats, fridges, microwaves and ceramic floor or wall tiles.

Hospitals

Prof Pillai says the innovation will be of particular use in hospitals and medical facilities, which are losing the battle against the spread of the killer superbugs.

“Every single person has a sea of bacteria on their hands,” he said.

“The mobile phone is the most contaminated personal item that we can have. Bacteria grows on the phone and can live there for up to five months.

“As it is contaminated with proteins from saliva and from the hand, it’s fertile land for bacteria and has been shown to carry 30 times more bacteria than a toilet seat.”

The research has been funded for the past eight years by John Browne, founder of Kastus Technologies, who will now work to bring the product to a global market.

The team says the nanotechnology is non-toxic and has no harmful by-products.

They are already working on how to adapt it for use in plastics and paint, allowing even wider use.

Mná na hEireann 2016

Mná na hEireann

Irish ladies and friends

Please come and join us for an informal ‘Get Together’ Friday 3rd June 7.00 pm

Pavlov’s Restaurant, Spui 173, 2511BM Den Haag

(Opposite the Stadhuis)

Starting with a complimentary welcome drink & followed by 3 course dinner

Irish Club Members €32        Non Members €35

Guest Speaker: Niamh Dooley

Confirm your attendance by lodging the correct amount into:
Irish Club ~ Netherlands           ABN AMRO   NL85 ABNA 0518 9845 32              Ref: Name: Mna na hEireann:

Closing date Wednesday 1st June

 

For any queries regarding the above event contact:

Brid van der Meiden 06 53262022 or bridvdmeiden@hotmail.com