Cllr McNelis: Would you buy fresh air from this man?

Outraged government TD acts like Opposition TD

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley The closer the General Election day comes, the more Government backbenchers worried about their Dáil seats morph into opposition TDs. This process can happen at...
Sophie Goode and Reece Fahy from Portumna Community College pictured at the "Spaghetti Structure" workshop at GMIT's recent Open Day.

The little people are more hassle than they’re worth

A Different View with Dave O’Connell At a rate of inflation that would leave Argentina looking like a stable economy, we have the Central Bank one week declaring that one and two cent coins are...
GMIT Mechanical Engineering students Sean Murphy and Jane Egwari pictured with Cathal Curran from Colaiste Colmcille, Inverin, as they examine a 3D printer at GMIT's recent Open Day.

The price of everything – and the value of nothing

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Now that they’re taking small copper coins out of circulation, perhaps it’s time to re-evaluate just what qualifies as currency – and why we covet goods that are actually...
Cllr Catherine Connolly celebrates her birthday next week . . . . .while Cllr Billy Cameron will mark his 60th on November 10. The two Socialist councillors are both feisty Scorpios.

Bitter bypass debate to drive TDs round the bend

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley The Galway City Outer Bypass, once again, will be a hot topic of debate in another general election in Galway West. The controversial ring-road...
Photographer Bob Quinn with his work which is now on permanent display in Ros a Mhíl. Pic: Seán Ó Mainnín.

Helping to keep the art of letter writing alive

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Time was when a letter home would involve getting out the old Basildon Bond stationary for an hour’s thought and writing, finding an envelope and a stamp and a...
Students from Scoil an Linbh Íosa, Galway experienced the musical magic of the Gamelan – a traditional Indonesian orchestral instrument – at the Galway Gamelan Experience at the Rowning Club where Mayor of Galway, Cllr Frank Fahy,tried his hand. Photo: Andrew Downes, xposure.

Talk to actual friends – not imaginary, electronic ones

A Different View with Dave O’Connell Imagine you’re having lunch with someone and, in the middle of their story – boring or riveting – you produced a book from your pocket and started to read...


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