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'I'm standing up to the bullies,' says Mayor as gardai hunt those who threatened him

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The past two weeks have given me a chance to meet with the Gardaí a number of times, assess my home and personal security and just make sure my family were okay. I needed the time and break away to find the head space to do this as it has been a very stressful period for our family.

Two years on, how are our city councillors performing?

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The current membership of the Galway City Council started their term almost two years ago in a welter of controversy surrounding the forming of a political alliance to hold the balance of power (and positions) for the following five years.

Galway City Council offers support to Mayor Mike Cubbard following threats

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Galway City Council chief executive Brendan McGrath has condemned the threats made to Mayor Mike Cubbard.

Discover three inspirational women for International Women's Day

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To celebrate International Women's Day today, Monday 8th of March 2021, we have asked two of The Galway Advertiser's international female staff to nominate inspirational women from their home country. Discover why Galway Advertiser Sports Editor Linley MacKenzie and Galway Advertiser Digital Marketing Executive Charlotte Haffner chose Neroli Fairhall, Kiri Te Kanawa and Simone Veil.

Danno, the quintessential Galwegian

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He was one of those people who was known to all by just the one name, Danno, and that was not even his actual name. He was born Francis Brendan Heaslip in Knocknacarra in 1938. Because he looked very like a boxing champion of the times, Danno O’Mahoney, he was given the nickname and it stuck. He was one of six siblings born to Joe Heaslip from Cork and Maureen O’Donoghue from Tuam; Minnie, Jimmy, Michael, Danno, Helen, and Phil. They lived in Lenaboy Gardens in Salthill,.

Lack of maternity leave for councillors ‘simply unacceptable’ says Hoade

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The pressure felt by women who work as local authority elected members “just weeks after giving birth”, owing to a lack of proper maternity provision in the State, is “simply unacceptable in 2021”.

Drones will not deter illegal dumpers, warn PBP Galway

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Instead of expensive measures like drones being put forward to combat illegal dumping, politician should instead focus on the causes of illegal dumping.

New US labor secretary Marty Walsh invited to Galway

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Marty Walsh, the Mayor of Boston, who has been nominated to the post of Labor Secretary by US President-elect Joe Biden, has been invited to visit Galway during his term of office.

Where next America?

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“I feel like I can breath again”. It was a term often heard after it became clear Joe Biden had won the 2020 US Presidential Election. Yet if Irish people felt they could ‘breath’ as the votes pointed to a Trump defeat, what was going through the minds of Americans living in Galway?

Theobald Wolfe Tone - A hero without blemish

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The Criminal Conversation case taken by Richard Martin against John Petrie, in 1791, the seducer of his wife Eliza, which was extensively covered in the newspapers of the time, and no doubt read with enormous enjoyment by society in both England and Ireland, nevertheless, did not go entirely in Martin’s favour.

 

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