Local News

Mayor calls on public to fly a flag to show solidarity with city's frontline workers

Mon, Mar 30, 2020

In a show of solidarity with, and recognition of the dedication and courage of frontline workers during the coronavirus crisis, the current mayor, and a predecessor, are flying the tricolour from their houses.

Parkmore is one of the major traffic congestion spots in the city.

Politics

Is the N6 Ring Road the right solution to Galway's 'Carmaggedon'?

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

Prior to the coronavirus restrictions, Insider had been attending the An Bord Pleanála oral hearings at the g Hotel, examining evidence, for and against, the building a new city bypass. However, due to the coronavirus, the hearings have ben postponed until at least April 8.

Old Galway

Claddagh fishermen

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

When the Claddagh fishermen worked, they did it with a will, and when not fishing, they were generally found mending their nets. They had the reputation of being so well prepared for sea, that lives were seldom lost when they went fishing. The strand often presented a lively sight at The Claddagh preparatory to the men proceeding to sea. They usually brought with them some oatmeal cakes, potatoes, water, and firing, no spirits of any kind.

 Robert Ross as a young man - (Courtesy of the Hyde Collection).

Galway Diary

The names on the Autograph Tree at Coole

Thu, Mar 26, 2020

It may seem out of place that the name Robert (known as Robbie) Ross is associated with probably the best known literary monument in Ireland, namely the autograph tree at Coole Park. With the exception of two soldiers’ names, all 24 others are poets, writers and artists all of whom Lady Gregory believed were worthy to be included in her particular and original ‘hall of fame.’

National News

Parades cancelled as Government announces response to COVID-19 threat

Mon, Mar 09, 2020

Following a meeting of the special Cabinet Committee on Covid-19 today, the Government has decided on the next phase of Ireland’s response to the global and national public health emergency arising from Covid-19.

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