Is era of blind loyalty to the party finally giving way to more sophisticated...

The World of Politics with Harry McGee – The then-political editor of The Irish Times Dick Walsh had a gem of an anecdote in his book on Fianna Fáil, 'The Party' written in...

The Nolans: Nuala the cougar, Derek the toy-boy?

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley City Councillor Nuala Nolan was co-opted onto Galway City Council in 2011, taking over from the Labour Party representative, Derek Nolan. ...

Fixer Fergal relishes his role behind the scenes

City Lives - Bernie Ní Fhlatharta meets new Town Hall theatre manager Fergal McGrath  There’s very little going on in the arts world in Galway City that Fergal McGrath hasn’t been involved in and...

Portumna Golf Club going strong for one hundred years

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon PORTUMNA Golf Club will mark its centenary year by launching a comprehensive history of the club – penned by well-known local historian John Joe Conwell – at the course’s...

Galway need to drive on after finally stopping the rot

Inside Track with John McIntyre IT really didn’t matter if the opposition had comprised of just a set of well known cartoon characters headed by Mickey Mouse, Daffy Duck and The Pink Panther, the...

The unwelcome return of Ann D’Another Thing!

Back in Galway at the end of a recent marathon of trips to England, and I’m tired. Dripping dribble tired. Deflated-balloon-sculpture-held-together-by-chewing-gum tired. When I’m like this, I don’t trust myself with...


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