They can take away libraries - but not my right to read

This woman's life: Rita Ann Higgins

As well as helping to educate us, libraries are part of the fibre of our society that enhances positive mental health. Stock photo: Getty

Rita Ann Higgins

There is new department in the bowels of city hall called The Asinine By-laws Department. A banjo of new by-laws is in the making - they have the same appeal as a rusty bucket in a clump of briars. By the time it gets its Capital of Culture crown, Galway will have morphed into a police state.