Fine Gael's two Galway West TDs, Hildegarde Naughton and Sean Kyne - though only one proudly proclaims that fact on their Twitter profile.

Galway pols put best foot forward on Tweet machine

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley The Twitterati have highlighted how Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar’s Twitter profile (@campaignforleo) makes no reference to Fine Gael, never mind that he is...

Back when the bedsit was the height of sophistication

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Like war stories, we all have our bedsit tales from back in the day – life in pokey holes that you’d have imagined were too small to be freezing...
Claregalway captain Luke Roche and goalkeeper Mark King raise the cup aloft after their North Board Minor A Final win over Monivea/Abbey at Tuam Stadium on Saturday.

Vaughan’s red card proves fatal as Mayo left heartbroken again

Inside Track with John McIntyre OUR hearts ache for the greatest Gaelic football team to now probably never win the All-Ireland title. Another cruel, devastating final loss for Mayo at Croke Park last Sunday continues...
Fianna Fail leader Micheal Martin at this week's National Ploughing Championships, joined by among others Deputy Ann Rabbitte - and watched over by Eamon Ó Cuív!

Fianna Fáil ploughs more modest furrow on its way back to the top

World of Politics with Harry McGee – For the anoraks, September is essentially the political version of football’s pre-season friendlies, as all the parties have their pre-Dáil away days – or think-ins as they...
Happier times: Catherine Connolly, TD, (second right) on a walkabout in Shop Street in 2005 with Deputy Michael D.Higgins, then Labour Party Chairman, Leader Pat Rabbitte, and candidates Colette Connolly, Derek Nolan, Hughie Baxter, Cllr Tom Costello, and Trevor O Clochartaigh.

Don’t bank on Catherine and Labour reconciling

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Catherine Connolly, the Independent TD for Galway West, has had a tumultuous relationship with the Labour Party. Catherine was originally a Labour member and elected...
Charlie Adley

Autumn is only nature’s beginning

Double Vision with Charlie Adley It starts with the car windows veiled in morning dampness. Then flower beds show more seed heads than petals. The rains came exactly when they always do, just as festival...


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