Local News

Public meeting to call for legalisation of medicinal cannabis

Mon, Jan 23, 2017

In the aftermath of a Bill legalising cannabis for medicinal purposes passing its first stage in Dáil Éireann, a public meeting to discuss medicinal cannabis will take place in Galway this week.

John Farrell. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Shooting The Breeze

‘Galway is the future and I like living in the future’

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

Galway’s arts scene has long thrived on the input of countless cultured ‘blow-ins’ who landed here from near and far, and then enriched us all with their creative endeavours. New Yorker John Farrell, who has just relocated to Galway, is well equipped to carry on that honoured tradition and indeed he is relishing the prospect of doing so.


Old Galway

Máirtín Mór

Thu, Jan 19, 2017

This photograph of the corner of New Dock Street and Flood Street dates from the 1930s. The large three-storey house on Flood Street was formerly known as ‘The Dispensary’ and was the property of the Poor Law Guardians. It was obviously occupied by a doctor. It was in this house that the McDonogh dynasty began in Galway.

US president elect Donald Trump and Mr Brexit himself - Nigel Farage.


What we can expect from politics 2017

Thu, Jan 12, 2017

The festive period is behind us and already people’s thoughts are turning to what the political year ahead will bring, and already we have drama in the North and the usual post-Christmas crisis in the hospitals.

Merry Christmas from the Golan Heights.

National News

Christmas Greetings Galway from the troops of 54th Infantry Group in Golan

Thu, Dec 22, 2016

While you and your family are tucking into your festive dinner in the warmth and comfort of your homes and family circles, worrying about last-minute gifts, and whether or not to put an extra bottle of wine into the fridge, spare a thought for the troops of the 54th Infantry Group who will be at democracy’s outpost as part of the UNDOF mission on the Golan Heights throughout the holiday period.

Naturopathic nutritionist and College of Naturopathic Medicine lecturer, Claire Grady.


'Is there an easy way to eat healthy?'

Thu, Dec 08, 2016

Said simply, kick beige foods out of your diet. Fruits and vegetables fall into five different colour categories: red, purple/blue, orange, green, and white/brown. Each colour carries its own set of unique disease fighting chemicals called phytochemicals. Each of these distinct colours has antioxidants that protect our cells from oxidative stress, some contain enzymes that can aid us in digesting our foods, and some play a key role in detoxification, helping us to eliminate waste and toxins from our bodies.


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