Local News

Dozens of violent assaults on nurses forced work refusal at city psychiatric unit

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

An unprecedented number of assaults on nurses at University Hospital Galway’s acute psychiatric unit in the past four months was at the centre of their decision to refuse to go on duty yesterday (Wednesday) morning at 7.30am. At the time of going to press night staff had remained on duty to run the service in the interim.

Dep Éamon Ó Cuív and Cllr Ollie Crowe.


Is Fianna Fáil planning for the post-Ó Cuív era?

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Éamon Ó Cuív may have the safest seat in the State, and be FF’s ‘one sure thing’ in Galway West for Election 2016, but the party knows it cannot rely on him forever, and a range of future hopefuls are jostling for position to become his eventual successor.

Lisa McInerney. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Shooting The Breeze

‘I’m a novelist who briefly blogged, rather than a blogger turned novelist’

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Galway writer Lisa McInerney has been hailed by The Irish Times as “the most talented writer at work today in Ireland”. For several years, as Sweary Lady, she penned the award-winning blog The Arse End of Ireland, about life on a Galway council estate.

Old Galway

Galway Gaol

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Our illustration today is of a ‘Wanted’ poster offering a reward for any information on a prisoner, John Hynes, who had escaped from Galway Gaol on November 29, 1892. We do not know what Mr Hynes was in jail for, but £100 was a lot of money in 1892, so it must have been a serious crime.

New immigrants queue for health inspection at Ellis Island. Not everyone was allowed ashore.

Galway Diary

Annie Kelly, and her quest for love

Thu, Apr 23, 2015

Annie Kelly was just 19 when all her dreams appeared to be coming true. Annie was one of 11 children living with her widowed mother at Newgrove, Mountbellew, Co Galway. Her boyfriend, William Murphy, and her brother Thomas had earlier emigrated to Boston. Annie and William were pledged to be married just as soon as Annie got the money to follow him there. Full of excitement the young woman later sailed from Liverpool on the Cunard liner the Lusitania arriving in New York on April 24 1915.


Bring mindfulness into your life

Thu, Feb 19, 2015

There will be a day-long introduction to mindfulness in Esker Retreat Centre in Athenry this Saturday, February 21.

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