Sinn Féin 's general election candidate in Galway West, Councillor Mairead Farrell, pictured at Sinn Fein's Rural Ireland meeting in Maam Cross with party MEP, Matt Carty (left) and Councillor Tom Healy.

Shinners trying to poach Labour’s city canvassers

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley The stick with which hardcore Sinn Féin members used to beat their representative in Galway West, Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, with, was that he wasn’t...
Social Democrats members from the west pictured at the party's National Conference in Dún Laoghaire last weekend.

Soc Dems’ imitation leads to Fianna Fáil flattery

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley The Social Democrats cried foul recently that Fianna Fáil was stealing its clothes. Sure, didn’t they even lose one of their three leaders, Stephen...
Galway West TD Catherine Connolly took umbrage at remarks by fellow Independent TD, Finian McGrath, who criticised her for what he said was her constant criticism.

Finian finds Catherine is appalled but not shocked

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Close observers of Catherine Connolly have noted her penchant for the term ‘shocked and appalled’. It was her favourite form of attack as a...
Is this Councillor Niall McNeilis double-jobbing as a busker, or is it his doppleganger? Photo: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Busker McNelis a double jobber or doppleganger?

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Niall McNelis sent us a statement urging Galway City Council to address concerns of buskers, who feel “amplification is going to stop them from...
The Kirwan roundabout on the Headford Road, which Galway City Council is once again attempting to remove.

Council goes full circle on Kirwan Roundabout

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. That’s Galway City Council’s policy on Kirwan Roundabout. Or, if at first you don’t succeed,...
The offending sign in Bohermore

Council takes the biscuit with Cookes Terrace sign

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley If Bohermore is Crowe country, then Cookes Terrace is the heart of Ollie Crowe’s heartland. The Fianna Fáil Galway City Councillor proportionately probably pulls more...

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