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These are eventful times for Australian-Irish poet Robyn Rowland. Not only has she published two new collections of verse, but, after more than three decades in which she has spent half of each year in Connemara, she has also received Irish citizenship.
As part of the Seachtain na Gaeilge celebrations, the Deputy Mayor of the city of Galway, Cllr John Walsh, announced a mix of 12 businesses and organisations as the finalists for Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh 2015 at a press event in the Eyre Square Centre. Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh, Galway’s annual bilingual business award, is organised by Gaillimh le Gaeilge in association with the Galway Advertiser and with support from The Irish Times and the Galway Chamber.
City councillors will vote on a proposal to vary the Galway City Development Plan next week that could “scupper plans” for the controversial N6 ring road going through Ballybrit Racecourse. However the proposal also reveals deep divisions within Galway Fine Gael over the issue.
Gaillimh le Gaeilge, the organisers of Gradam Sheosaimh Uí Ógartaigh, in association with the Galway Advertiser and with support from the IrishTimes and the Galway Chamber has announcde this year’s nominees for Gradam 2015.
“A blight on the local landscape” and a haven for criminal activity and anti-social behaviour that need to be tackled and dealt with immediately.
While some of their local rivals were bowing out of the FAI Junior Cup at the fourth round stage, Westport United were booking their own spot in that round last weekend with a 4-1 win over Claremorris in Concannon Park. The all conquering treble champions did have their supporters sweating for a while though, after they fell behind early on when Paul Burke finished a rebound to the net from close range. Westport United did manage to pull the game level before the break when Pat Fitzgerald rolled the ball to the back of the net after being set up by the veteran Vinny O’Malley. United took the lead early on in the second half when Martin Geraghty found the back of the net before Vinny O’Malley and Dave Cameron rounded off the win and booked their side’s place in the fourth round and their fourth meeting with Ballinasloe Town in the last three seasons.
Wednesday September 17 saw an historic and crucial meeting of the Galway City Council take place with regard to the Local Property Tax. Irish democracy had a great outing and Insider was there to see and report on it.
By Colm Gannon
Galway was bursting with pride this week as Boston Mayor Marty Walsh received a hero’s welcome during a visit to his ancestral home, which not only further strengthened cultural and economic ties between the two cities but also revealed many new found cousins.
Expenses ranging from more that €9,000 to under €1,000 were incurred by local election candidates across Galway city’s three wards in May’s local elections. However one candidate’s campaign cost him only €39.