Local News

Backstop — Connolly urges Government to scrap Galway amalgamation plan

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

Independent Galway West TD, Catherine Connolly, has tabled an amendment to the Local Government Bill 2018, seeking to remove the Government’s controversial proposal to amalgamate the Galway city and county councils.

Old Galway

Devon Park, a brief history

Thu, Dec 13, 2018

The area we know as Devon Park in Salthill was originally part of the Lenaboy estate which belonged to the O’Hara family, who were based in Lenaboy Castle. The entire left hand side of our aerial photograph (c1940) was part of the estate, originally a green field site, the outer wall of which ran along the main Salthill Road. Bertie Simmons knocked part of that wall in the early 1930s and built two houses, one at the corner (where the fish shop is today) and one behind it where Hartigans lived.

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Galway Diary

The Quaker warmth of Bewley’s warm fires

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

(Written in December 2 2004, when Bewley’s cafe, Grafton Street, Dublin, closed for an indefinite period for refurbishment. Its future was uncertain. But I am glad to report that it is up and flourishing for some time, warm and glorious, its sticky buns as good as ever.)

An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.

Politics

A challenging 2018 - and 2019 will be no easier

Thu, Dec 06, 2018

With the Christmas festivities getting under way and 2018 drawing to a close, now is a good time to review an eventful political year. While the anticipated general election did not materialise, 2018 did see trips to the ballot box with a keenly contested referendum on abortion as well as a presidential election that, while low-key, threw up a number of interesting questions.

Lorraine Maher.

Shooting The Breeze

'People are saying they’ve waited their whole life to see something like this'

Thu, Nov 29, 2018

Mixed race Irish people will be celebrated, and questions and ideas of Irish identity examined, in #IAmIrish, an absorbing and thought-provoking photographic exhibition, which opens at the Galway Arts Centre next week.

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