Local News

Walsh 'rubbishes' claims of 'downgrading' of Mervue Health Centre

Fri, Apr 19, 2019

Claims that services provided at Mervue health centre are to be downgraded, or that the centre itself is to be closed down, are "false rumours", according to Fine Gael city councillor, John Walsh.

US senator Bernie Sanders.


Is Bernie Sanders the man to beat Trump?

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

It has been a week of mixed emotions for Insider. On Monday April 8 we saw a vibrant coalition of union, civil society, and cross-party groups come together for a 'Raise the Roof' rally on housing in Eyre Square.


Grainne McMurrow. Photographs by Aengus McMahon

Shooting The Breeze

'The social work aspect of law is what I am passionate about'

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

NUI Galway recently held its annual Alumni Awards and among the recipients was eminent lawyer and jurist, Grainne McMorrow, who was honoured for her achievements in the field of law, public policy, and government – a category sponsored by Ronan Daly Jermyn.

Old Galway

The Spanish Arch from Long Walk

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Long Walk was originally built as a wall by the Eyre family in order to construct a mud berth. Among those who lived there around the time this photograph was taken were Tom Gannon, Sarah O’Donnellon, Mrs Hosty, and Pateen Green. There was an entry through a large archway into a courtyard known as Green’s Alley and the five houses there were occupied by the Andersons, McDonaghs, Canavans, Gorhams, and Finnertys. A Mrs McDonagh lived next door in a building known as The Hall and further on lived Mrs Lee, John Folan, Bideen Joyce, Ella McDonagh, Mrs Folan, and Mike Walsh.

Mary and Emily Wilde died when their dresses caught fire at a house party in November 1871.

Galway Diary

Sir William Wilde - broken by the death of his children

Thu, Apr 18, 2019

Seven years after the Mary Traver’s case, in which Sir William Wilde, a famous doctor and socialite in the Dublin of the mid 19th century, emerged legally unscathed, but socially damaged, a far worse scandal threatened to ruin his reputation entirely.


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