Proud to serve Galway

Thu, Jun 27, 2024

Seventeen years into volunteering for the Garda Reserve, and Michael Ryan from east County Galway still gets shivers when he dons the dark blue uniform at the beginning of each shift.

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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.

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A lifetime in activism

Thu, Feb 29, 2024

When Sabina Higgins welcomes you into her private office before a long-scheduled interview, immaculately turned out in an azure, roll-neck woollen dress with anti-war and global sustainability badges pinned to her shoulder, you know she means business.

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Giggling Galway broadcaster with a sharp edge

Thu, Feb 22, 2024

There are three Sarah McInerneys: the gregarious Drivetime radio presenter with a hearty laugh, the tough TV interviewer regularly skewering politicians, and – surprisingly – the shy, Galway-accented woman who considers herself a country girl at heart.

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Thérapie Fertility makes dreams come true with Galway clinic

Thu, Feb 15, 2024

Driven by a mission to deliver accessible and affordable fertility care for all, Thérapie Fertility marks a new age of accessible and affordable reproductive services for patients in the west.

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Old Lady of Tara Street revamped by Galway girl

Thu, Jan 25, 2024

Waiting outside the office of the Irish Times’ managing director, one might expect a snotty Moneypenny to usher you into a dark, wood-panelled study where a stern Judi Dench as M, in James Bond, will be enthroned at a leathered desk, waiting to receive, with a thousand-yard death stare.

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‘Talented’ medical student killed in Bushypark crash is laid to rest

Thu, Dec 28, 2023

Third year University of Galway medical student, Cormac Kinsella was laid to rest in his home village of Ballon, Co Carlow on December 22.

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Family friendly New Year’s Eve street music event

Thu, Dec 28, 2023

In a move to enhance the night-time economy, Galway City Council have announced a family friendly music event for New Year’s Eve.

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Wolfe Tone Bridge walkway ahead of schedule

Thu, Dec 28, 2023

Engineers are preparing to attach a new cantilevered pedestrian walkway to the downstream side Wolfe Tone Bridge in Galway city centre ahead of schedule.

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Flooded city centre dodges worst Debi damage

Thu, Nov 16, 2023

It may not have been the worst storm flood of Galway’s medieval city centre, but residents, business owners and emergency workers all agree that Storm Debi was certainly one of the swiftest.

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Radio star Ollie Turner added to FG council electoral ticket in Tuam area

Thu, Nov 16, 2023

Radio star Ollie Turner took the first step into a career in politics on Sunday night when he was added to the Fine Gael ticket for next summer’s elections to Galway County Council.

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Additional 215,000 people eligible for GP Visit Cards says Rabbitte

Thu, Nov 16, 2023

Minister of State Anne Rabbitte, has welcomed the news that an additional 215,000 people in Ireland are now eligible for the GP Visit Card Scheme. The Galway East TD is also encouraging people to check their eligibility in the wake of expanded criteria.

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Communities rally following Debi destruction

Thu, Nov 16, 2023

As communities in the coastal towns of Kinvara and Clarinbridge rally to support one another following the devastating blow to buildings and infrastructure, the question facing affected residents and business owners is ‘how will we rebuild’?

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Museum-based art therapy workshops explore positive mental health in an unexpected setting

Thu, Feb 09, 2023

A series of art therapy workshops, currently being run by Red Door Studio at Galway City Museum, are bringing a positive mental health message to an unexpected setting. The workshops, called Re:Imagine, use the museum's exhibits as a form of therapy - by exploring the space, and creating their own art in response to this, participants can learn to understand themselves better, and heal through self expression in a safe space.

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It's not a dog's life anymore with pet talent agency, Urban Paws.

Thu, Jan 19, 2023

In typical Galwegian fashion, the first thing we spoke about was the weather.

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Ireland's youngest MEP making waves in Brussels

Thu, Nov 24, 2022

I have been on many of these trips over the decades, but maybe it's age, or maybe it's the lack of proximity since the last one, but this visit of work seems the most interesting. Most trips over the years have been dominated by agriculture or fishing, and while both are still firmly on the agenda, the menu of topics for the European project has greatly expanded in the past few years, the past few months and the past few days.

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Bill Whelan dances down memory lane with new memoir

Fri, Nov 04, 2022

The Road to Riverdance spans from Whelan's childhood through to the 1994 Eurovision, an event which completely changed the course of Irish dancing on an international stage.

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Getting to know: Sinead Cassidy

Thu, Oct 27, 2022

Sinead Cassidy, Galway Races
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST MEMORY?

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It's game on for the Galway entrepreneur behind GamerFest

Thu, Oct 20, 2022

GamerFest, the country's biggest event dedicated to all things gaming, takes place in the RDS in Dublin this weekend. The festival, which began in Galway in 2017, has become a major event in the gaming calendar with plans to expand even further in the next few years.

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Overcome those barriers to contentment through life coaching

Thu, Oct 13, 2022

If you want good cake, it is probably advisable to seek out someone who has baked a lot of cakes.

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