Trump, Johnson and Sinn Fein: Singing from the same hymn sheet?

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Political developments in recent times have reminded Insider of the quote from G.K. Chesterton, (also sometimes credited to Emile Cammaerts, the Belgian playright) 'When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.’

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A Trump re-election puts democracy at risk, not just in the US, but across the world

Thu, Oct 22, 2020

As you read this, there are just 12 days left until the US presidential election. It seems every election is described as "the most important of our lifetimes" - in this case of the 2020 election, I suspect it may be true.

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Is Galway’s Extinction Rebellion extinct?

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

Is Galway’s Extinction Rebellion extinct? Has it fallen victim to Covid-19 or is its silence political due to the Greens going into Government?

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Light rail, not more roads, is the only real solution to Galway's gridlock

Thu, Oct 01, 2020

Hands up those who can remember getting their first home phone installed? Insider had to wait six months after application before Albert Reynolds, Minister for Communications, waved his hand in 1980, and as if by magic, I got a wired in house phone, then being manufactured by our own Northern Telecom in Mervue.

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Conspiracies and the Far-Right

Thu, Sep 24, 2020

Rather like Covid-19, another virus has emerged recently which seeks to infect the population, not with a deadly disease but with a warped ideology and vacuous arguments that defy all logic and rationality.

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Bad beginnings to the autumn, with even worse to come

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Ordinarily, at this time of year, there is a sense of renewal as politicians, with their batteries recharged, return to work and a new Dáil term begins.

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Does Galway need a second waste water treatment plant?

Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Hands up all of you who remember the 1980s Save Galway Bay Group and what they were set up to do? If you thought it was the name for the latest pop sensation you are possibly a young Gossoon who would not be much interested in reading any further.

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‘The desire of Democrats to deny Trump a second term animates them above all’

Thu, Sep 03, 2020

He may be rank alongside James Buchanan and Herbert Hoover as the worst ever president of the United States; his country has the highest levels of Covid-19 cases (+6 million) and deaths (+183,000 - higher than the number of US soldiers killed in Vietnam), which has led to a severe spike in unemployment levels.

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Dep Grealish should not emerge unscathed from 'Golfgate' scandal

Thu, Sep 03, 2020

The best and the brightest, apparently, were at the golf get together. ‘Astute’, ‘shrewd’, ‘clever’ are words recipients of college degrees might use to describe the persons in attendance. ‘Wide’ and ‘slick’ are words you might hear in more working-class areas to describe the same people.

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We must work 'against reason, against all discouragement that could be'

Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Like everyone else, Insider needs occasional harmless distraction on social media, so a recent challenge to 'write the first sentence of your 2020 memoir' was tempting - until I realised most of us had the same depressing pun: It was the worst of times, it was the worst of times.

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How to keep the arts alive in post-Covid Galway

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Right now, we should all be getting ready to enjoy the final weekend of the 2020 Galway International Arts Festival. The arts festival has grown from tiny beginnings in 1977, when a few students at UCG - as NUI Galway was then known - who had no money, still had big ideas, energy, and enthusiasm.

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Catherine Connolly to seek Leas Cheann-Comhairle position

Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Independent Galway West TD, Catherine Connolly, regarded as one of the most outstanding performers in the current Dáil, will seek election as Leas-Cheann Comhairle today.

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Trans rights now! What Ireland - and Galway - can do

Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Trans rights are human rights. You may or may not have come across this slogan before, but are you unsure of what it means? Then Insider is here to help by sharing her knowledge as a trans woman living in Galway.

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The City I Want Galway to be After Covid-19

Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Phyl Kennedy Bruen

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