Pope Francis.

Local News

Papal visit announcement to coincide with installation of new Bishop of Galway

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

The ceremonial installation of Bishop Brendan Kelly as Bishop of Galway is expected to coincide with the official announcement of the papal visit by Pope Francis to Ireland.

Frankie Gavin. Photos:-Mike Shaughnessy

Shooting The Breeze

'It’s been an exciting journey, and still is'

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

The incomparable Frankie Gavin was recently announced as the winner of the prestigious TG4 2018 Gradam Ceoil Traditional Musician of the Year Award - an accolade that marks the culmination of an eventful year for Gavin, and the Gradam Ceoil gala concert and award ceremony in Belfast next February, is an early highlight in a year that also promises much.


Old Galway

The sinking of the Neptune

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

This photograph was taken about 100 years ago and shows several boats from the Claddagh fleet moored at the quayside.

 Gráinne Uí Mháille, Granuaile, controlled the western seaboard from Bunowen Castle, near Ballyconneely.

Galway Diary

From skullduggery to a fishing industry

Thu, Dec 14, 2017

We know very little about manmade piers and quays along the western seaboard before the beginning of the 19th century, when a lavish programme of safe harbours were built not only to encourage fishing, but as relief programmes in times of distress. It was also an attempt to replace the activities of piracy and smuggling with an industry based on the believed bounty from the sea.

Happier times: former Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald with An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar.


The election is diverted, but cannot be delayed much longer

Thu, Nov 30, 2017

As the political temperature soars to levels usually only seen when we approach the end of a five year Dáil cycle, Insider has decided to offer the benefit of his wisdom to the main political parties on how they should approach the forthcoming election, which, based on recent events, cannot be delayed much longer.

Pádhraic Ó Ciardha

National News

TG4 boss hails ‘long and influencing service’ of retiring colleague

Thu, Nov 09, 2017

It was announced this week that TG4 Leascheannasaí (Deputy Chief Executive) Pádhraic Ó Ciardha will leave the service on early retirement in February 2018 after over 23 years’ service.


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