Galway officer makes Army history

Army personnel from Galway’s Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa barracks are putting the finishing touches to preparations before deploying on a peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights, located on the troubled border between Syria and Israel. The...

Pupils held to ransom on voluntary contribution

Second-level pupils are a number of schools around the county are being denied basic services like lockers and homework journals – because their parents haven’t paid the voluntary contribution. And other schools are lumping the...

Galway householders face Property Tax shock

Homeowners in County Galway could be facing Local Property Tax bills of more than three-and-a-half times their existing rates when a revaluation process kicks in during autumn 2019. Significant increases in property values since the...

Galway girl to tackle world’s toughest race

A Galway woman now living Down Under has secured her place in the planet’s toughest race – the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii. Clodagh Glynn – originally from Kiltormer but now living in Perth...

Wherever you find my cat – that’s my home

Acclaimed comedian and writer Tommy Tiernan offers his unique perspective on the world at large in his column by ‘The Badger’. I was at a funeral last week.  A woman I used to know (God...
Five-year-old Liam Mac an tSaoi arriving for his first day at Clonberne NS yesterday accompanied by his nurse, Jacinta Sexton. Photo: David Walsh

Liam’s first day of school after four years in hospital

Liam Mac an tSaoi has reached another milestone that few dared think possible in his short life . . . the ‘maneen’ who spent four years in hospital has started school. Wednesday was a hugely...


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