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Protesters to greet former Taoiseach Enda Kenny's honorary doctorate

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Protesters will await the former taoiseach Enda Kenny as he arrives in NUI Galway this afternoon to receive an honourary degree of Doctor of Laws for his contributions to public life from the university.

Summer sails onwards, ringing in the changes

Well, it really is summer time. We hear different voices on our radio, Cormac Ó hEadhra during the day, Dave Fanning and many others, replacing regular presenters who are gone for their well-deserved annual leave.

Politicians - to much drift, too little grasp of the real issues

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The first six months of 2017 have been hectic to say the least - a change of taoiseach, arguments which have severely tested the stability of the government and brought us to the brink of a general election more than once, a UK general election, and the collapse of the Stormont Assembly.

Smooth transition in France contrasts with upheaval at home

Well, the French do not waste time, do they?

The year will not pass without a general election

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The air in political circles is dense with anxiety these days. Having been pulled back from the brink of a cliff edge which was heading straight into the depths of an election nobody wanted, TDs remain cautiously hopeful that more time can be had before facing the electorate.

Will he stay or will he go?

Well, here we are in another week and everything in the political world in Ireland is still in turmoil.

Galway says goodbye to Bobby

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Galway city centre came to a standstill yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon as the city paid its last respects to former minister Robert Molloy who died last weekend aged 80.

Farrell urges Galway to 'put final nail in coffin of water charges'

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Fianna Fáil’s "capitulation to public pressure" on water charges shows that "sustained campaigning has worn down the resilience of the establishment" and this weekend's national demonstration "could put the final nail in the coffin for water charges once and for all".

200 FF faithful gather to honour Fahey’s career

More than 200 people attended a function in the Salthill Hotel last Friday hosted by Galway City Fianna Fail to celebrate 40 years of service to Fianna Fail by former minister and TD Frank Fahey, when guest speaker on the night was former Taoiseach and party leader, Brian Cowen.

Poetry, music, sadness, and stories — funeral for golfing great mirrored his life

Galway bade farewell to its favourite golfing son Christy O’Connor jnr this week when thousands of mourners paid their last respects to this iconic sporting hero.

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