Spiralling costs...an artist's impression of the National Children's Hospital.

Children’s Hospital saga proves we just repeat same mistakes

World of Politics with Harry McGee – harrymcgee@gmail.com Wasn’t it George Santayana who once said those who don’t learn the lessons of history are condemned to repeat it? The brutal truth is it goes so...
Galway Sports Stars hurling award winner Padraic Mannion with special guest, Evanne Ní Chuilinn, and Tony Neary, Medtronic, sponsors, in the Galway Bay Hotel. Photo: Iain McDonald.

No need to press panic button after a tough weekend for Galway teams

Inside Track with John McIntyre IT wouldn’t be difficult to imagine a few Galway hurling and football supporters pressing the panic button after the weekend happenings at Croke Park and in Carlow respectively. It certainly...
Dave O'Connell

Our public houses are no place to start harbouring craic addicts

A Different View with Dave O’Connell There’s a Senator from Cork who has called for a ban on phones in pubs – because he says they are endangering the traditional outpouring of what we Irish...

Labour settling old scores over Suu Kyi

Bradley Bytes - A sort of political column with Dara Bradley  It is 14 years since Galway awarded its highest honour to a Burmese Nobel Peace Laureate. In June 2005, Aung San Suu Kyi was awarded...
Former Galway Bay FM sports reporter Darren Kelly, who has been named 2018 LGFA Journalist of the Year.

Champion of Galway women’s sports now taking his passion to the Banner

Talking Sport with Stephen Glennon Darren Kelly requires little introduction. A champion of women’s sports in Galway over the past decade, particularly camogie and ladies’ football, the former Galway Bay FM commentator gave voice to...

Happy 90th, mum, a woman of charm and grace!

Double Vision with Charlie Adley Anyway, I’ve been thinking about what to get you for your birthday, and -”  “Oh I don’t want you worrying about -” “No mum, I’m not worrying. I was just...


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