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The new council chamber in County Buildings, Prospect Hill.

Local News

Farcical scenes as councillors row over seating arrangements at €450,000 chamber

Thu, May 28, 2015

It was not a day when our local politicians covered themselves in glory. A debate on where some elected members of the Galway County Council would sit in the newly refurbished council chamber was succinctly summed up by Republican Sinn Féin representative, Tomas O Curraoin, who labelled the whole matter a joke, and likened the behaviour of some councillors to small children. "If kids were in junior infants, they would be arguing about where they were sitting," he said

UK prime minister David Cameron walks along Downing Street, while a British bobby watches on.

Politics

What Irish political parties can learn from the UK election

Thu, May 28, 2015

While last week's historic referendum on same sex marriage was undoubtedly the political event of the year in Ireland, earlier this month the eyes in Leinster House were very firmly fixed on events across the Irish Sea and the British general election.

Aaron, Daniel, and Roisin building a train track together at Amy's House Creche.

Education

Amy’s House Creche celebrates ten years in business

Thu, May 21, 2015

To celebrate 10 years in business this week, Hazel Curran and the staff of Amy's House Crèche would like to invite all their clients, past and present, and also any future clients who would like to meet the staff and visit the business, to a barbecue and children's disco tomorrow, Friday, from 6pm to 9pm. 

Eamon Morrissey. Photo:- Ros Kavanagh

Shooting The Breeze

'I wanted to discover the world, not read about the interior of our house'

Thu, May 21, 2015

Eamon Morrissey, one of our best loved actors, comes to the Town Hall Theatre next week with his latest, much acclaimed, one-man show, Maeve’s House, inspired by the writings of the brilliant short story writer Maeve Brennan.

Old Galway

May Sunday at Menlo

Thu, May 21, 2015

Maytime was traditionally considered a time for festivals, and Galway was no exception to this. In fact it used to be said that the citizens had an almost reverential attachment to the old custom of going out to Menlo for three Sundays in May to partake in the pleasure of the open air and the early summer sun. It was known as ‘Maying in Menlo’.

Beautiful rain: Renoir's famous Les Parapluies (The Umbrellas 1883) is one of the controversial Lane Pictures, caught up in a legal wrangle and kept in the National Gallery of London.

Galway Diary

How Ireland lost thirty nine famous paintings

Thu, Apr 30, 2015

The sinking of the Lusitania on May 7 1915, off the Cork coast, by a German submarine electrified Ireland, Britain and America. In Ireland, the fact that German submarines were lurking so close to the Irish shore, added fuel to the propaganda that Germany was planning to invade the country. It spurred recruitment into the armed forces. In Britain, the shameful practice of using passenger liners to carry munitions across the Atlantic without telling the passengers they were in effect travelling on a British war ship, was to come to an end.

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