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...
Best of friends again: Frank Fahy and Padraig Conneely, pictured celebrating their election to Galway City Council back in May, have kissed and made-up after a recent row.

‘Sorry’ easy to say when Mayoral chain is on line

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Today, ladies and gentlemen, we’re going to give you some insight into how politics works.  And in particular, we’ll look at the murky world...
Traveller caravans on the grounds of Galway City Hall in February 2016. It didn't solve the issue of housing for memebrs of the Travelling community.

Travellers don’t want sites near anti-social city councillors

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Galway City Councillors are to the body politic what bareknuckle streetfighters are to the Travelling community: a disgrace. Speaker after speaker during debate about proposed...
Sinn Fein's Mairead Farrell was mistaken for Mayor Donal Lyons' secretary.

‘Mayor’s Secretary’ a demotion for Mairéad

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Mairéad Farrell is petite. And she’s fresh faced – looks old enough to be in about fifth class in primary school. She’s the antithesis...
City councillor, Padraig Conneely (left), is distraught at the fact he hasn’t had the opportunioty to butt heads with the Saolta University Hospital Group chief, Maurice Power (right) in a public forum.

Pádraig, Maurice: Galway hospitals’ Tom and Jerry

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley The game of cat and mouse between City Councillor Pádraig Conneely, and Maurice Power, the head of Saolta University Hospital Group, is an entertaining...

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