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State faces major obstacles to weather the climate storm

World of Politics with Harry McGee – Last weekend I went for a run along the prom and saw the remnants of the spectacular storm in Galway Bay days earlier – a big mound...

Sharing may be caring – but not if it’s all over Facebook

A Different View with Dave O’Connell You’d have thought that the last thing an exam student would need while awaiting their results would be a public affirmation from their mammy or daddy that they’re going...
Who bought the popcorn . . . An Taoiseach and Fine Gael leader Leo Varadkar, shoots the breeze with Galway City Councillor, Pádraig Conneely, before the pair watched a movie together at the Galway Film Fleadh last Thursday. Leo’s mate was involved in Pilgrimage, the Irish premiere of which was playing at the Town Hall Theatre. Movie-buff Pádraig was at a loose-end, and accompanied his boss to the event.

Catholic councillors cave-in to political correctness

Bradley Bytes – A sort of political column by Dara Bradley Bless me father for I have sinned. The Catholic priests of Galway City’s parishes will be working overtime this week – hearing confessions of...
Charlie Adley

Easy to spot the ones who voted ‘Leave’!

Double Vision with Charlie Adley I’ve only driven a few miles towards my mum’s from Heathrow Airport when a white van cuts up on the inside of my rental car, driving in a lane that...
Castlegar’s Michael Connor, Eamon Flynn, Cathal Wall, Alan Duggan and Matthew Kilgannon celebrate with the Fr. Griffin Cup after defeating Athenry in the County Minor A hurling final at Kenny Park last Sunday. Photo: Enda Noone.

Next year’s radical GAA fixtures shake up is fraught with danger

Inside Track with John McIntyre THE GAA fixtures landscape – at both club and county level – will undergo such a radical overhaul in 2018 that it’s virtually certain there will be some fallout and...
Dave O'Connell

End of Good Friday ban leaves Christmas the last man standing

A Different View with Dave O’Connell A couple of the recent storm warnings saw polarised reactions from two distinct age groups – while those of us of a certain vintage stocked up on candles and...


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