Bertie Ahern at Galway Races at the height of the 'Fianna Fail tent' era

Races stir up memories of politics rather than ponies

It seems almost a shameful admission for a Galwegian to make but my interest in the Galway Races is only one or two notches above zero. And it wasn't as if we city kids weren't...

Delight for Galway family as stolen dog makes her escape

by Francis Kennedy When Valentine Fleury – a Belgian student visiting Galway – met a friendly little dog while out for a walk near Athenry on Sunday last, she had no idea of the murky...

Galway GAA wants no more winners hanging out car windows

Galway GAA has warned clubs to ban players ‘hanging out of car windows’ with trophies during celebration cavalcades after finals. The Association’s Health and Wellbeing committee has warned that unless the ‘dangerous’ practice is stopped,...

Galway County Councillors’ cars clamped during meeting at NUIG

Newly elected members of Galway County Council got something of a shock when they found that their cars were clamped after attending a five hour long meeting of the local authority. And even a former...

Surrounded by water – but Aran’s drinking supply is running out

Surrounded by the wild Atlantic they may be, but a water crisis is looming on two of islands off the Galway coast at the height of the tourist season – and there is no...

Takeover triggers fears for future of Galway seaweed industry

There are fears in Galway that sea-change in seaweed harvesting rights on the shores of Connemara could be in the offing as the Department of the Environment mulls over licence applications from three companies. Most...


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