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Stockton's Wing; Tommy Hayes, Karol Lynch, Tara Breen, Mike Hanrahan, Paul Roche and Steve Cooney. PHOTO: LUCY FOSTER.

Stockton’s Wing mark 40th with Arts Festival concert

Stockton’s Wing became one of Ireland’s most popular home-grown bands when they emerged on the scene in the late 1970s after winning a talent competition in Limerick –  now their current incarnation will perform...

Morale among Galway firefighters at an all-time low

Relations between Galway’s firefighters and management are at all-time low as pleas from frontline officers to secure extra recruits, get paid training allowances and even have new uniforms supplied fall on deaf ears. Risking an...

Citizen spends €20,000 of his own money tackling Galway’s weeds

Armed with a shovel, overalls and plastic bags, the weedsman patrols the city like a man on a mission. Padhraic Faherty is a retired secondary teacher from Barna who has dedicated the past 18 years...
Wallis Bird who makes her Inishbofin debut.

Top names on bill for Inishbofin’s popular summer concerts

Wallis Bird, Eleanor Shanley, Jack O’Rourke, Maighréad and Tríona Ní Dhomhnaill, Declan O’Rourke, Mick Flannery and the four-piece group, Old Hannah, will line out for this summer’s Inishbofin Concert series at the Dolphin Hotel. The...
Who bought the popcorn . . . An Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar, shoots the breeze with Galway City Councillor, Pádraig Conneely, before the pair watched a movie together at the Galway Film Fleadh last Thursday. Leo’s mate was involved in Pilgrimage, the Irish premiere of which was playing at the Town Hall Theatre. Movie-buff Pádraig was at a loose-end, and accompanied his boss to the event.

Catholic councillors cave-in to political correctness

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Bless me father for I have sinned. The Catholic priests of Galway City’s parishes will be working overtime this week – hearing confessions of...
Galway defender Gareth Bradshaw is tackled by Johnny Buckley of Kerry during Sunday's All-Ireland football quarter-final at Croke Park. Photo: Ramsey Cardy, Sportsfile

Galway fail to do themselves justice in disappointing quarter–final loss to Kerry

GALWAY’S dreadful record against the Kingdom continued last weekend as Kerry easily brushed aside the challenge of the Westerners to earn a semi-final spot in the All-Ireland senior football championship. The Tribesmen hadn’t beaten the...

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