Galway’s cead míle failte – just not if you’re a Syrian

When Galway was voted the world’s friendliest city, in a travel survey last year, we all patted ourselves on the back and tweeted how great we are. Isn’t it a great little country all the...
The last of his species? Cllr Padraig Conneely: a proponent of snail mail.

Hard times for hard copies as Pádraig stamps his foot

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Efforts by Galway City Council to save money on postage have been frustrated. Officials at City Hall are trying to introduce new protocols that...
Spot the difference: Senator Hildegarde Naughton’s ‘entitlements’ leaflet on the left, and party colleague’s, Deputy John O’Mahony’s, on the right.

Galway’s culture – you won’t find it in fancy 2020 bid books

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Now that Galway has been short-listed for the European Capital of Culture 2020 – well done Galway, ya ride ya – it is perhaps...
Pádraig Ó Céidigh: soft-focus interview.

Déjà vu as Ó Céidigh chats on ‘national treasure’ RTÉ

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley RTÉ is a national treasure. So said Pádraig Ó Céidigh, the Galway senator, in a tweet in November 2015. It appears the feeling is...
A dry night . . . Not a drink in sight as City Councillor Pádraig Conneely celebrates with mayor Noel Larkin at the Gaillimh le Gaeilge pre-Christmas get-together.

Pádraig’s sobering sermon puts a lip on colleagues!

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley As you just about begin to recover from the 12 pubs of Christmas, and the alcohol binge and horrors of drink associated with the...
There was no sign of Gaeilgeoir, Galway West TD Éamon Ó Cuív, when his Fianna Fáil leader, Micheál Martin and Galway City Councillor Peter Keane met with NUIG President James Browne (centre) at the university last week. One wonders did the trio chat in Irish?

Dev Óg puts smacht on NUIG with ‘Ó Cuív Bill’

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Éamon Ó Cuív may seem like a gentle giant, and for the most part, he is. But whatever you do, don’t mess with Dev...

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