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More Than Just Hot Air:  Leviathan Political Cabaret Returns to Galway.

More Than Just Hot Air: Leviathan Political Cabaret Returns to Galway.

Author, Hot Press journalist and hellraiser, Olaf Tyaransen hosts the legendary Leviathan political cabaret series as it returns to Galway on Thursday, April 26th at Monroe’s BackStage Bar. The theme of the panel debate is: “Urban/Rural Divide: Media Myth or Reality?”. Joining Olaf to discuss such issues as the septic tank charge, household charge, turf-cutting, […]

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St. Patrick’s Festival Leviathan at R.H.A.

St. Patrick’s Festival Leviathan at R.H.A.

Ireland is emerging from one of the most challenging economic crises in its existence but how has it affected our culture? Some suggest we have rediscovered a creative side that was suppressed by the economic boom; others that creativity inevitably flourishes in recession. As we approach the centenary of the 1916 Rising, is this a […]

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Leviathan: Are Most Liberals just Champagne Socialists?

Leviathan: Are Most Liberals just Champagne Socialists?

LIVE: Leviathan teams up with the Dun Laoghaire Mountains to Sea Book Festival to bring you a fizzy debate on Sat 12th September at the Royal Marine Hotel, Carysfort Suite 9pm. David McWilliams hosts the discussion; Are Most Liberals Just Champagne Socialists? With panelists CEO of TV3 David McRedmond ,  Green TD, Ciaran Cuffe ,  […]

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Mindfield @ Electric Picnic 2011

Mindfield @ Electric Picnic 2011

Debate, Drama and Dreaming Spires at MindField Another year older, but are we any wiser? Old questions, new arguments, inspired talk, brilliant ideas, great company, ways forward, hope and renewed energy and all of it terrific fun. Highlights of this year’s MindField spoken word arena at Electric Picnic include Bob Geldof in full flow in […]

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Mindfield International Festival of Ideas

Mindfield International Festival of Ideas

Developed from an annual festival-within-a-festival at the Electric Picnic, the now renowned MindField will present a vibrant programme of fully-interactive talks, readings, debates, workshops and much more, covering a full spectrum of culture including architecture, literature, slam poetry, technology, gaming, climate change, social entrepreneurship, fashion, art and design.  Channel 4’s Jon Snow called it “…an […]

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Election Special Alastair Campbell in Conversation with David McWilliams

Election Special Alastair Campbell in Conversation with David McWilliams

New Government: New Business? David McWilliams talks to Alastair Campbell, Communications Director for Tony Blair about how businesses can generate trust amongst the public in a hostile media environment and how the new government can rebuild Ireland’s international reputation in the coming years. Joining them for a panel discussion will be Brendan Butler of IBEC, […]

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Peter Mandelson in Conversation with Miriam O’Callaghan and Panel

Peter Mandelson in Conversation with Miriam O’Callaghan and Panel

Following another hugely successful outing as part of MindField at this year’s Electric Picnic, Leviathan: Political Cabaret returns with a real blockbuster at the National Concert Hall on Saturday October 30th to prove that a real society is about much more than just economics. Peter Mandelson, one of the principal architects of New Labour in […]

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NAMA: The Only Show in Town or Criminal Theft?

NAMA: The Only Show in Town or Criminal Theft?

The Government has proposed a National Assets Management Agency as a solution to the banking crisis. Its supporters describe is as “the only show in town” but increasing numbers of critics are calling it the biggest theft ever perpetrated on the Irish taxpayer. David McWilliams hosts a panel including Green Party finance spokesperson Senator Dan […]

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Is the West Awake?

Is the West Awake?

Just because there’s no Fianna Fáil doesn’t mean there’ll be no politics at the Galway Races. Leviathan: West launches in Galway on Tuesday 28th July in the Róisín Dubh in Galway. Guided by the theme “Is the West Awake?”, Tuesday’s show is hosted by incoming Late Late Show host Ryan Tubridy and the panel includes […]

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