Local News

More than €3 million will be invested in Galway schools in coming weeks

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

At least €3.38 million will be invested in Galway’s schools in the coming weeks under the Minor Works Grant Scheme, which will see every school in the city and county receiving funding.

The incumbents, and some of the pretenders to the five seats in Galway West (clockwise from left): Dep Éamon Ó Cuív, Dep Hildegarde Naughton, Dep Mairead Farrell, Dep Noel Grealish, Dep Catherine Connolly, Cllr John Connolly, Sen Pauline O'Reilly, and Sen Ollie Crowe.


No certainties in politics as thoughts turn to the next General Election

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

The next General Election is an eternity away, or is it? As things stand today, Insider believes it is at least a couple of years away, maybe more.

Old Galway

The killing of Michael Moran - Galway city, 1920

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Sinn Féin’s declaration of an Irish Republic on January 21 1919, along with the killing of two RIC officers in Tipperary by the IRA on the same day, signalled the start of a guerrilla war for Irish independence.

 The Nora Barnacle House, Bowling Green, saved from dereliction by Mary and Sheila Gallagher.

Galway Diary

‘The image of your girlhood will purify my life again.’

Thu, Nov 19, 2020

‘My dear little runaway Nora, I am writing this to you sitting at the kitchen table in your mother’s house! I have been here all day talking with her and I see that she is my darling’s mother and I like her very much. She sang for me The Lass of Aughrim, but she does not like to sing me the last verses in which the lovers exchange their tokens. I shall stay in Galway overnight…..’


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