Local News

Galway braces for flooding as Storm Callum clashes with high tides

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

As Galway City Council prepares to deploy flood control measures at the Spanish Arch in advance of storm force winds and high spring tides tonight and tomorrow, the local authority is advising people to keep a close eye on weather updates over the coming days.

Msgr. James J. Loughnane

Old Galway

OBITUARY - The death of Monivea’s Msgr. James J. Loughnane PA. VF. in Los Angeles.

Mon, Oct 15, 2018

Monivea native Monsignor James J. Loughnane Protonotary Apostolic, Vicar Forane & pastor of St. Denis in Diamond Bar, passed away at the age of 81 at St. Jude Hospital in Fullerton on Monday evening the 17th of September following complications post emergency surgery.

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Galway Diary

The awaking of Augusta - Marriage

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

My dear Miss Persse, I have read over many times the letter which you wrote to me a fortnight since when returning Roderick Hudson. Am I too presumptuous in thinking that there is something more in it than a mere critique on that book? I have thought over and over again on the subject and have at length determined to ask if I may write freely to you - on the most momentous question affecting a man and woman’s life…..’

Uachtarán na hÉireann Michael D Higgins pictured with Galway Advertiser editor Declan Varley (left), managing director Peter Timmins (centre), and company chair Ronnie O'Gorman (right). Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Politics

'Young people’s choice of participation, rather than cynicism, is a powerful way of looking at the future'

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

Climate change is a reality, a crisis facing us all, yet in this period of turmoil - geo-politically via Trump, Brexit, and the rise of the far right, and environmentally with rising temperatures and extreme weather - there remains cause for hope.

Gina Yashere.

Shooting The Breeze

'I fell into comedy completely by accident'

Thu, Oct 11, 2018

‘Say it loud, I’m black and I’m proud’ James Brown famously sang, and something of that spirit also fires Gina Yashere who will bring her high-energy brand of comic brilliance to Galway for the Vodafone Comedy Carnival.

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