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The Salthill Social — a great restaurant and more

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Remember when The Spanish Arch was a car park and there was nothing much on Middle Street except the Augi; back when BT was Moons and Nora Barnacle's house was just another house; before Westside was called Westside and there was nothing Latin about the Latin Quarter — that was when Salthill was the undisputed centre of all nightlife in the west of Ireland. While those days are long gone, Salthill seems to be reinventing itself once more.

Rents rise steadily in Westmeath

Rents in Westmeath were on average 11.8 per cent higher in the third quarter of 2017 than a year previously, according to the latest quarterly Rental Price Report by Daft.ie.

What happens when the party goes Boom?

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SELMA MAE seems to have the perfect life, beautiful home, children, architect husband…but when her social climbing mother arrives to help organise a party to celebrate the completion of her state-of-the-art extension, cracks begin to show.

Let imagination run free where it was once stymied

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The news this week that Lenaboy Castle has been handed over to the city by the Sisters of Mercy, along with a €750,000 stipend to kickstart its refurbishment, is to be welcomed.

Family Hubs will not solve the housing crisis says Galway politicians

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Family Hubs will not solve the housing crisis, but instead deepen and 'normalise' homelessness. Instead, the Government must abandon its reliance on the 'the market' and intervene directly in order to solve this crisis.

Ordinary people continue to pay the price for the elites failures

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So where were you, the historic day the great Seánie Fitzpatrick walked scot-free from court? Coincidentally Insider was in the public gallery of an Irish district court, to see, via video link from prison, an array of petty offenders being further remanded in custody.

Moycullen supports the Connemara Greenway

Members of the Moycullen Community Development Association have voted unanimously to back the completion of the Connemara Greenway from Galway city to Clifden.

Farewell to a rock'n'roll bishop

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I can well remember the last time I met Bishop Eamon Casey. I was late for a reporting gig at some event in the Crescent and we both ran on the footpath around the corner and crashed into each other, each of us as apologetic as the other. In hindsight, I should have been able to avoid him because as he walked, he sang and so his arrival was flagged well before he appeared.

Farewell to a rock’n’roll bishop

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I can well remember the last time I met Bishop Eamon Casey. I was late for a reporting gig at some event in the Crescent and we both ran on the footpath around the corner and crashed into each other, each of us as apologetic as the other. In hindsight, I should have been able to avoid him because as he walked, he sang and so his arrival was flagged well before he appeared.

Alan McMonagle - voyager of discovery

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NEXT THURSDAY, March 9 at 6pm, the Galway City Library will host the launch of what is sure to be one of the best Irish novels of this year - Ithaca by Galway writer Alan McMonagle, and published by Picador.

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