Former minister, Phil Hogan, often had the germ of a good idea, but never thought them through.

Hogan’s plans often had merit, but lacked focus or definition

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Phil Hogan had a reputation as a political bruiser when he was involved in domestic politics. That was aided and abetted by his sheer size. He must...
Charlie Adley

I’m more Grandpa Simpson than finger on the pulse!

Double Vision with Charlie Adley As I grow older, my finger drifts further and further from the cultural pulse. As a teenager in London, I needed to know what was hot and happening, and thanks...
Galway hurler Padraic Mannion pictured with his All-Star award during the PwC All Stars banquet at the Convention Centre in Dublin on Friday night. Photo: Seb Daly/ Sportsfile.

All-Star Mannion still grounded after Galway’s memorable year

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon IF there is any group of players who deserve a team holiday it is the Galway senior hurlers . . . if only for those precious and priceless moments that...
Liam Mellows' Jack Hastings comes under pressure from Cappataggle’s Michael Broderick and Daniel Nevin during Sunday's senior hurling semi-final at kenny Park. Photo: Enda Noone.

Aki’s solid show as Ireland run riot against limited Springboks

Inside Track with John McIntyre WE have been critical of the players left out of Joe Schmidt’s Irish squads in the past, but you have got to hand it to the New Zealander for taking...
Galway native and RTE Sports Editor Paul Byrnes who has just launched 'At The End Of The Day', a look at how different individuals cope with life after sport

Byrnes offers unique insight into ups and downs after sporting life

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon A cracking new book, penned by a Galway man, which investigates and recounts how various players, athletes and sportspeople cope with retirement after their illustrious sporting careers have finished up...
The late Liam Cosgrave photographed by the Connacht Tribune at the opening of the extension to the Franciscan Brothers’ Agricultural College in Mountbellew in September 1975.

The yawnfest that is otherwise known as the Leader’s speech

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Leaders speeches at Ard Fheiseanna are one of those unusual set-piece events, allowing an unfettered half-hour for the leader to set out his or her stall to...

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