Talos return to city for debut album gig

Making a welcome return to the Róisín Dubh, the intriguing Talos come to Galway on Thursday next, April 27. Helmed by Corkonian Eoin French, this gig is part of a nationwide tour to mark...
Niall O'Donoghue from Kinvara at the Pro-Agri Grass Seed Open Day last Saturday in Ballinderreen. Photograph: Hany Marzouk.

Backlog of 3,800 remains in GLAS scheme

WITH only 300 farmers being cleared for GLAS payments every week, it could take another three months to clear the backlog, a leading IFA official has warned this week. According to IFA Rural Development Chairman,...
Enda Kenny receives the Seal of the Taoiseach and Seal of Government from President Michael D. Higgins at Aras an Uachtarain one year ago this week.

Not a lot of action one year into government

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com It’s a year since the Government was formed – and in that time, we have seen more action on the streets of Ahascragh that we have around...
Tuam farmer Tommy McDonagh at the stream running through his land at Kilcloghans which is polluted. Photo: Johnny Ryan Photography.

Cattle removed from lands as sewage gets into stream

FARMERS in North Galway have been forced to remove cattle from their lands as a stream running through their property has become polluted with raw sewage. The stream, which is a tributary of the River...
Don with Philomena Lee, whose story inspired the book and film Philomena. She had given birth in Sean Ross, the mother-and-baby hoome in Roscrea from where Don was adopted.

Fate lends a hand in Don’s quest for his birth-mother

Lifestyle - Singer-songwriter Don Stiffe tells Judy Murphy about the obstacles he faced seeking the truth about his birth Award-winning singer-songwriter Don Stiffe, who has a thriving solo career as well as performing with Sharon...
Emma, Aishling, Aaron, Dylan and Cathy Furey, Athenry, enjoying last Sunday's North Galway Vintage and Heritage Club show in the Glenamaddy Equestrian Centre.

Only buy in CAN as it’s needed

FARMERS buying nitrogen through the summer grazing and silage season have been advised this week to purchase only what they need in the short-term, with prices expected to fall further over the coming months. Galway...


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