Local News

More than 100 Galway women forced to seek abortion in UK in 2016

Mon, Jun 26, 2017

More than 100 women gave Galway addresses when accessing an abortion in the UK in 2016. At least 9 women travelled each month from Galway to the United Kingdom in order to access abortion services.


Why Ireland needs Church-State separation

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Crisis situations can often lead to unresolved issues being brought to the fore, and while the worst extremes of the financial and political crisis facing Ireland have been temporarily papered over, a host of other issues have reemerged to expose the social, political, and operational contradictions of the State.


Richard Chapman. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy

Shooting The Breeze

'I prefer to get things across in a few lines'

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

Cartoonist Richard Chapman has been a familiar and valued presence on the local and national cultural landscape for more than 30 years during which his sharp wit has enlivened the pages of the Galway Advertiser, The City Tribune, The Phoenix, The Irish Times, and many other publications.

Old Galway

The diving tower at Blackrock

Thu, Jun 22, 2017

The warm summer of 1885 encouraged Mr. Moon and his friends to place a springboard at Blackrock where there is a tidal range of 17’3”. This did not please the landlord Col. O’Hara who made life difficult for the bathers, often denying them access to the bathing area.

National News

Cllr Farrell expresses sadness at death of Martin McGuinness

Tue, Mar 21, 2017

Sinn Féin City Cllr. Mairéad Farrell has, this morning, expressed her sadness at the death overnight of Martin McGuinness.


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