Galway West Junior Minister Seán Kyne

New 30-word job title a mouthful for Seán

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley We thought Pat Breen, the Clare TD, had a long-winded title, and he does – Minister for Trade, Employment, Business, EU Digital Single Market...
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...
Who bought the popcorn . . . An Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar, shoots the breeze with Galway City Councillor, Pádraig Conneely, before the pair watched a movie together at the Galway Film Fleadh last Thursday. Leo’s mate was involved in Pilgrimage, the Irish premiere of which was playing at the Town Hall Theatre. Movie-buff Pádraig was at a loose-end, and accompanied his boss to the event.

Catholic councillors cave-in to political correctness

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Bless me father for I have sinned. The Catholic priests of Galway City’s parishes will be working overtime this week – hearing confessions of...
We're putting the band back together: Labour's brothers-in-arms, Derek, Billy, Michael D, and Niall.

Is Mike about to be sprung from Fianna Fáil Cubbard?

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley With local elections due in 2019, political parties are readying their candidates. Back in 2014, it seemed that some big personalities on the current...
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...

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