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Junior Minister Seán Kyne.

Local News

Seán Kyne declares keeping Irish the 'living language' of the Gaelthact his priority as a junior minister

Tue, May 24, 2016

Fine Gael Galway West TD Seán Kyne has declared "ensuring the continuation of Irish as the living language of the communities in the Gaeltacht" as his priority as Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources.

Politics

What is the future for Labour, ahead of #GE16.2?

Thu, May 19, 2016

So there we have it. A government. And even a programme to go with it. As with any document of this nature (and length) there is much that nobody will oppose - and much couched in anodyne language that will resist analysis, much less critique. There are however, some poison pills unearthed, such as the potential privatisation of healthcare facilities.

Brendan Balfe.

Shooting The Breeze

'Radio Éireann was a university of the air for me'

Thu, May 19, 2016

How did Terry Wogan inaugurate young announcers? Why did the newsreader fall off the chair? What caused Larry Gogan to collapse in giggles? Irish radio is not always as serious as it has sounded.

Old Galway

A letter from the sheriff

Thu, May 19, 2016

On the night of August 18, 1882, five members of one family, John Joyce, his wife Brighid, his mother Mairéad, his daughter Peigí, and his son Micheál, were murdered in Maamtrasna on the Galway/Mayo border. The motive for this multiple murder is unclear, but John was suspected of sheep stealing, his mother of being an informer, and his daughter of cavorting with the RIC who would have been the natural enemy of the locals. Two members of the family survived the horrific attack; a nine-year-old boy, Patsy, who was badly injured, and his older brother Máirtín who was working for a family in a neighbouring farm on the night.

Patrick Pearse.

Galway Diary

Pearse did not want its beauty to be wasted

Thu, May 19, 2016

Reading Geraldine Plunkett’s description of a holiday she and her sister Fiona, and their brother Jack, enjoyed at Padraig Pearse’s cottage at Ros Muc in the summer of 1915, I get a glimpse of the relaxing life-style that welcomed Pearse there since he first came in 1903. In fact after Pearse wrote his famous oration, which he delivered with power and menace at O’Donovan Rossa’s funeral on June 29 1915, events swept him along to such an extent that he was never again able to visit the cottage.

Education

Galway coach makes ‘transition’ at Merlin College

Thu, Apr 28, 2016

Coláiste Mhuirlinne/ Merlin College, Doughiska, has announced the details of its transition year programme which begins in the school for the first time in September 2016. The school has also announced the appointment of John David Kearney as TY co-ordinator at Merlin College; Mr Kearney has also just recently been given the role as Galway U21 hurling coach.

Eamon Ó Cuív celebrating his re-election at Election 2016. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Election 2016

Fianna Fáil to abandon Oranmore in hunt for two seats at next election?

Wed, Mar 23, 2016

Will we have another election in a few months' time, or will Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael drop the posturing, realise there is more important work to be done than paying defference to their Civil War legacies, and come to some kind of governmental arrangement?

National News

It heartens me to see to many people out running, says legend Sonia ahead of Galway visit

Thu, Feb 25, 2016

Sonia O’Sullivan will headline an event in the Salthill Hotel next Wednesday as part of the celebrations to mark 100 years of Irish Schools Athletics.

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