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The COVID–19 pandemic has exposed deep fractures in many countries in how we organise our societies, in our capacity to care for our most vulnerable citizens and in the systems that govern our lives.
Some of us hope for change in these systems when we finally escape COVID’s clutches. Will the dreadful death toll, the economic devastation and the obvious deficiencies in our public services encourage or force us to explore other options? How will Ireland react to the potential lessons to be learned from what we have been through?
Fintan O’Toole, who has written for a long time about fractured structures and potential change, will be in conversation with Catriona Crowe, Curator of First Thought Talks.
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Some talks will also be available in podcast form on Galway International Arts Festival's new podcast, First Thought.
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