The 1983 Referendum: A bitter and divisive campaign with many street protests and demonstrations from both sides of the debate. Photo: Courtesy Irish Times.

Only a thin line separates key life and death issues

Country Living with Francis Farragher I’ll admit to being in a bit of a quandary about our forthcoming referendum on the abortion issue and I suspect too that there are a lot more people like...

Upgraded Nissan all-rounder copes perfectly with recent climate conditions

By Gerry Murphy This week’s test drive proved to be more straight-forward than most, simply because the Nissan X-Trail is such competent all-rounder. It does everything that it promises, and is surprisingly agile, yet it...
Hayseed Dixie describe thier brand of music as 'rockgrass'.

Mix of blues and rock make for lively Hayseed Dixie gig

The Groove Tube with Jimi McDonnell – Self-proclaimed inventors of ‘rockgrass’, Hayseed Dixie come to Róisín Dubh on Saturday, January 27. The quartet use banjo, mandolin, guitar and bass to re-interpret the songs of...
Over sixty members of a new organisation, Cumann Cearta Sibhialta na Gaeltachta, protesting in March 1969 outside Teach Furbo (now the Connemara Coast Hotel) against the recording there in English of the RTÉ programme Quicksilver. Compere Bunny Carr said that competitors in the quiz programme had the option of having questions asked in Irish or English.

Galway In Days Gone By

1918 You can sing it At the Tuam Quarter Sessions on Wednesday, before his Honor, Judge Doyle, K.C., Recorder of Galway, Michl. Costello and John Donohoe applied for £6 5s. compensation, for the alleged malicious destruction...

Spacious family home has plenty to offer

Farrell Auctioneers are handling the sale of a beautiful five-bed detached home located in the Kilcolgan area. The property is ideally located less than 5km from the village, 12km from Oranmore and just 7km to...
Shannon Airport Managing Director Andrew Murphy

Shannon delight over Norwegian Air’s expansion

Shannon Airport has welcomed news that Norwegian Air International is to expand its Boston and New York services to Shannon for 2018. The airline, which commenced services at Shannon in July last year, is to...


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