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The Nest

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Film review: The Nest

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AFTER BEING held back for almost a year, The Nest, the second film from director Sean Durkin, is finally available to Irish audiences.

For a while Galway dreamed of greatness

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“...give me your tired, your poor,

Corbett hopes United can build for the future

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Shantalla eyes were smiling when Shanwalla triumphed in the 6.45 race on Galway Plate Day. Jonathan Corbett might be part of the Galway United story during the past decade, but it was a memorable Wednesday in Ballybrit.

Did a midsummer murder silence a guilty pilot?

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In June 1858 Galway town was in a fever of wild speculation and excitement. Its vision for a magnificent transatlantic port off Furbo, reaching deep into Galway Bay, where passengers from Britain, and throughout the island of Ireland, would be brought to their emigration ship in the comfort of a train, now faced being scuppered by the apparent criminal intent of the two local pilots.

Boost for city GAA club as Sports Direct announces new store in former Debenhams building

Retail giant Sports Direct is to open its first store in Galway next month when it moves into the former Debenhams department store at Eyre Street.

Mícheál Walsh, The Old Malt

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On September 22, 1920, 12 Black and Tans burst into the Old Malt Pub on High Street, breaking down the door and rushing upstairs to where Mícheál Walsh’s wife and children were sleeping. They demanded to know Mícheál’s whereabouts and then they searched the building, firing shots, exploding grenades, terrifying the children, and causing extensive damage to the property. They also broke open the safe and stole its contents, as well as taking money from the till in the bar. Clothing, alcohol, and tobacco were also stolen during the raid. The taps were opened on the barrels and then doors, cabinets, and furniture was smashed. The damage was estimated at £1,000.

Athlone Chamber of Commerce make new President appointment

A new President has been announced at the Athlone Chamber of Commerce following the appointment of local businessman, Alan Shaw, to the prominent position.

A man and a Movement Perfectly Matched

Donald Trump is the worst president the United States has ever had - a lying, bigoted bully, a racist, a serial abuser of women, a many times failed businessman, a vulgarian who has diminished the international stature of the United States, a man with no sense of shame for the crude and offensive things he has said and done.

It is time the west had better health care

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Galway politicians have it easy. I have been told that when each and everyone of them kneels down beside their bed at night to say their prayers, they thank God that Galway has two major hospitals. For all their faults, Galway University Hospitals, comprising University Hospital Galway (UHG), and Merlin Park (MPUH), provide a comprehensive range of services, from serious injury to cancer care, serving a catchment area in the region of one million people along the west from Donegal to Tipperary North.


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