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...
Enda Kenny, pictured here in Galway some years ago, stepped down as Taoiseach this week, and immediately changed his job description on Twitter. Perhaps his Fine Gael colleague in Galway Frank Fahy should do the same. Photo: Joe Shaughnessy.

Councillors knock Noel in a rules protest walk-out

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Noel Larkin’s year in the mayoral hot seat is fast descending into farce. For many – and possibly even for the man himself –...
Taoiseach Enda Kenny: his words bear repeating . . . over and over again . . . by FG minions.

Plagiarising Enda Kenny who plagiarises himself

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Fine Gael in Galway West is on an election footing. In fairness, with Government relying on the support of flaky eccentrics like Finian McGrath,...
Cllr Terry O'Flaherty at Ballyloughane Beach which, much to her chagrin, has been closed to swimming again this year.

‘Little brown trout’ in bay make mockery of Green Leaf

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley There was a downpour of rain there yesterday, which means if you go for a September swim at any of our city beaches, the...

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