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Farrell, Cubbard, Keane - the coming generation?

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THE LATE Bobby Molloy clocked in an astonishing 37 years as TD for Galway West, being first elected in 1965, and eventually standing down in 2002. The only other TD to yet come close to that tally is Fianna Fáil's Éamon Ó Cuív who celebrates 25 years in Dáil Éireann this year.

The Mayo member and the maid

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John Deasy was on one of his regular trips to London. While carrying out his duties as the member of parliament for the constituency of Mayo West, Deasy was a frequent lodger at Mrs Postlethwaite’s boarding house at 75 Warwick Street, Pimlico, where he occupied a back room on the top floor. After a busy weekend, the tired 37-year-old MP returned to his room on the evening of Sunday, 4 June, 1893. One candle burned on the table by his bed, emitting limited light. It being a late hour, Deasy rang the service bell in order to request his supper. He walked on to the landing to meet his familiar servant girl, Ellen Lewis. Lewis was a girl of 16 years of age and by his own account, Deasy had always considered her a virtuous and modest girl. But, whether through boredom or through more corrupt thoughts, Lewis’ angelical qualities had not prevented the married Deasy from flirting with the young maid during previous stays.

Two Irishmen and the birth of Canada

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THE GALWAYMAN, who assassinated the Louth man who was turning Canada from a series of provinces and into a nation, will be the subject of a new play at this year's Galway Theatre Festival.

Heroes, rebels, and vampires - Galway Theatre Festival

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A LADY vampire with designs on your daughter; puppets re-enacting the mighty clash between Connacht and Ulster, and the Galwegian accused of killing a leading Canadian politician - it's all at the Galway Theatre Festival.

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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.

Public meeting opposing Kenny's visit to Trump

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After thousands demonstrated outside Westminster last night against any invitation for controversial US president Donald Trump to visit Britain, Galway will be asking this evening if embattled Taoiseach Enda Kenny should visit the White House on St Patrick's Day.

The Galway women who built the bombs

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A LECTURE on the Galway women who built bombs for the British Army in WWI in the Galway munitions factory, and a film screening on the life nad work of Michael Davitt, will both take place in the Galway City Museum.

Councillors pay warm tributes to Bobby Molloy

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A book of condolence has been opened at City Hall for former minister and city mayor, TD and Minister Bobby Molloy after his death at the weekend at the age of 80. Mr Molloy was laid to rest in The New Cemetery Bohermore yesterday (Wednesday) following funeral mass in Galway Cathedral.

The best hurlers are not always on the ditch!

I am going to begin with a really, good, lively story. I hope many of you watched the televised Munster Senior Hurling Championship semi-final on Sunday between Kilkenny and Waterford. I am not at all a hurling fan. I follow all football whether GAA, soccer, or rugby, but I actually never sat down to watch a hurling match. But I started watching this one and I was riveted by it.

 

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