Editorial Comment

The cello, you can bring it anywhere

Thu, May 23, 2024

There is a wonderful flow to Galway’s year - from the sounds and smells of the Christmas Market to the last chuckle of the Comedy Festival, each period is marked by a differing attire. From the tweeds of the Races, to the polo necks of Cuirt, to the summery freckled skin of the Arts Festival. Aliens arriving from space to visit would be able to determine what is on by virtue of what people have on.

The Rent The Runway team in Galway.

Local News

Rent the Runway marks five years in Galway

Wed, May 29, 2024

Rent the Runway, the world’s first and largest shared designer closet that enables women to rent a la carte, subscribe, or shop resale from hundreds of designer brands, has celebrated the fifth anniversary of its European Software and Technology Hub in Galway.

"You're a clown, will ya stop?"  - Saoirse McHugh's putdown of Peter Casey on the Upfront RTÉ debate on Monday, June 20

Politics

Clowns to the right, voters to the left

Thu, May 23, 2024

Half of the 27 candidates who have declared for the Midlands-North-West European Parliament constituency set out their stalls at two similar events this week with very different outcomes.

Craughwell's rally sensation,  Aoife Raftery

News Interviews

Rallying brings Raftery from Craughwell to Canaries

Thu, May 02, 2024

When Aoife Raftery recounts spinning her suped-up Peugeot around an unexpectedly wet bend on a rough gravel course in Czech Republic last year, her shoulders sway with the memory. Wearing a sleeveless top in the morning heat of Gran Canaria where this year’s 47th Rally Islas Canarias begins today, May 2, the muscle memory of fast gear changes twitches in her exposed fore arms.

BusConnects infographic

National News

NTA no-show irks city councillors

Thu, May 16, 2024

‘If the mountain won’t come to Mohammad, then Mohammad must go to the mountain’ is the attitude of Galway city councillors who passed a motion calling on the Government to regionalise the NTA after Dublin-based officials did not attend City Hall’s final meeting of its five-year term last week.

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