Hovering: Deputy Hildegarde Naughton with Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at SeaFest last weekend.

Peter’s Mayo gamble falls over constituency review

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley The runners and riders in the Galway West constituency have been keeping a close eye on the Fianna Fáil stable’s newest jockey, Peter Keane. He...
Happier times...Marie Whelan receives her seal of office from President Michael D Higgins.

Kyne takes hump over Leo’s Gaeltacht snub

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley There was very little celebrating in the Seán Kyne camp, following the reshuffle by new Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. “Sore” was how one supporter summed up...
Fine Gael Party leader Enda Kenny drumming up support while on a General Election walkabout in Eyre Square in April 2007

Kenny’s fondness for Galway – and the city’s golden girls

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Like many ‘Mayos’, perhaps bored with the back of beyond, Enda Kenny was drawn to Galway. And, as the first West of Ireland Taoiseach,...
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 –...
Hannah Kiely: councillors are not enamoured by her appointment.

City Cllrs hide in long grass for Galway 2020 CEO Hannah

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley So now, finally, we know the identity of the Chief Executive Officer of Galway 2020. Hannah Kiely’s task will be to deliver the programme...
Cllr Donal Lyons wants the deputy mayor's chain a year early so he is not left out in the cold by electoral ward rival, Niall McNelis.

Mayoral pact teeters on brink as Donal keeps Cllrs guessing

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley There are three-legged donkeys more stable than Galway City Council’s current mayoral pact. Sure, the Fine Gael lads often can’t agree among themselves, never...

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