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The man who grew the Marine Institute from just one person to now, a staff of more than 200, retired last Saturday after 26 years of service — and when I called out to chat with Dr Peter Heffernan for one last time before he stepped down, I met him at the front door, being helped to load boxes into his car. Twenty six years in one office amasses a lot of material.
Gardai in the city are seeking help in tracking a group of men who seemed to be planning an armed robbery in the city this week.
A DEFINITE highlight of week two of GIAF is Dylan Coburn Gray’s acclaimed new play, Citysong, a poetic chorus of voices showing us three generations of a Dublin family on one day.
The Roads Policing Authority is appealing for a witness to a collision which occurred in the car park of UHG earlier this month to come forward.
Imagine the scene in a small rural cottage. It’s nine o clock on a Saturday (the regular crowd shuffles in)...Paddy is in the jacks, clean-shaven, unusually clean shaven for that hour of the night. New geansai on him. His Sunday mass geansai. His sums copy shirt underneath. A pair of Farah slacks giving him shape. Smell of Old Spice and Lynx off him. At this hour of a Saturday, he’s normally just about to get ready for cocoa and slippers and a shout at the telly “how did that hoor Darcy get his own TV show...”
Local Sinn Féin aspirant, Padraig Hegarty has now been officially selected to contest the forthcoming local election in the Athlone local election area.
THE GALWAY International Arts Festival was officially launched at the Galmont Hotel on Tuesday evening amid a wave of great music and good vibes. This is the festival’s 41st year and, if that makes it middle-aged, it still exudes enviable levels of energy and imagination.
A racist incident reporting card has been launched by the Galway Anti Racism Network in response to what is says are "countless incidents of racial abuse and assault" in the city.
"THAT GUY cracked me up for an entire afternoon that I forgot to meet my wife for lunch. It’s classic comedy but with a twist." So said one of America's leading talk show hosts, Conan O’Brien, about Irish comic PJ Gallagher.
A total of 18.6 per cent of people living in Galway identify as “non-Irish” according the Migration and Diversity report, published by The Central Statistics Office, making Galway possibly the most multicultural city in Ireland.