The proposed Apple data centre for Athenry.

Local News

Further legal challenge to Apple data centre in Athenry

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

Two Athenry residents who mounted a legal challenge to plans by tech giant Apple to build a data centre outside the town are seeking to appeal last week’s Commercial Court judgment.

The Educate Together National School in Newcastle. But when will the city get the Educate Togeher secondary school it needs?


The figures don't lie - Galway needs an Educate Together secondary school

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

The notion of Galway as a growing city, a young city, a diverse city, is embedded in our psyche. Maybe it's that period we spent as the fastest-growing city in Europe. Maybe it's 18,000 students at NUIG, and thousands more at GMIT. Maybe it's in the stories we tell ourselves as we declare ourselves a cultural hub, a party town, a place to settle down.


Ruby Wax. Photo:- Steve Ullathorne

Shooting The Breeze

'My mission is to keep it funny'

Thu, Oct 19, 2017

She has achieved renown as an actress, author, comedian, script editor, and memorable interviewer of celebrities but in recent years Ruby Wax has become best known as a highly articulate, yet still witty, mental health campaigner.

Old Galway

Madden’s Nurseries

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

Michael Madden came to Taylor’s Hill from the Ballinasloe area c1898. His family had been in the nursery business there since the 1830s, and in Laurencetown before that again. He leased the land in Taylor’s Hill from Colonel Courtney. In 1902, his brother James and his wife Elizabeth came to live there also, and a few years later, on Michael’s death, they took over the running of the nurseries.

Children playing in the rubble of the ruined Dublin city centre at Easter 1916

Galway Diary

‘Oh steer my bark to Erin’s Isle...’

Thu, Oct 12, 2017

On Friday evening towards the end of the Easter Rising, there was one further horrific incident that convined Padraic Pearse that surrender, and quickly, was the only course open to the rebels.

National News

7,000 extra seats added as Ireland West Airport winter schedule announced

Mon, Sep 04, 2017

Ireland West Airport has announced its winter schedule, which will see a 3% increase in seat capacity available from the airport this winter.


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