Galway is a county in Ireland.
Last Tuesday, the longest day of the year, Michael Coyne was standing in his gastropub in the coastal village of Cill Chiaráin in the Connemara Gaeltacht, looking out at six Galway hookers at Kilkieran pier. At this time of year, the Galway businessman would normally be explaining the game of hurling to overseas tourists in the traditional pub, with its tiled floor and old tobacco ads.
Concerns have been expressed about how NUI Galway (NUIG) would respond to press queries over the secondment of a former secretary general to the university, amid controversy over the proposed move by Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan to Trinity College Dublin (TCD).
Sir — I have so far seen no mention anywhere of any events arranged for Galway to commemorate the centenary of the June 28, 1922 burning of the Ballyconree Boys Protestant Orphanage in Sky Road, Clifden, by the Clifden Battalion of the West Connemara Brigade of the anti-Treaty IRA.
Centus, the Galway influencer marketing agency founded by Conor O’Flaherty, has appointed a new managing director – as the total fees it has paid out to influencers is set to hit $100m (€95.7m) by the end of this year.
I bumped into a female friend recently and we reminisced briefly about the intensity of our friendships with other young mums back in the day. I was feeling really sentimental until, with trademark pragmatism, my old friend said: “Don’t overthink it. We were all just in the sh*t together.”
Ahead of his show in the National Stadium in Dublin tonight with Public Image Limited (PiL), punk legend and former Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon aka Johnny Rotten sat down with Independent.ie to talk everything from his admiration of Liam Brady and why he and Roy Keane would get along to writing Anarchy In The UK and God Save The Queen.
Local authorities around the greater Dublin area have slashed enough land to deliver more than 100,000 new homes from their housing delivery plans including dezoning significant areas of the commuter belt, according to research by Savills.
I last heard the “crex crex” call of a corncrake from a small field while walking from a hotel on Inishbofin, run by the Murray family, to where I had been directed by the Cleggan author of books about bees and lighthouses, James Morrissey.
What can a pen shop teach a city? The answer is that the loss of a tiny specialist shop can be a warning that the planning and operation of a city has deep problems which, if unheeded, can lead to urban failure in a very short time. The Pen Corner in central Dublin closed last week after 94 years of trading.
Sir — The piece by Niall Toner on May 15 on the rental market (‘The only way is up’) stated that the latest Daft.ie report “made grim reading for renters” and quotes a range of numbers as if they were rents paid by the average sitting tenant in Ireland — that is, the more than 300,000 registered rental units in the State.
A senior chef who was "shocked" to discover a planning application to turn the restaurant he worked for into offices has been awarded more than €21,000 in compensation, after the Workplace Relations Commission (WRC) ruled he was unfairly dismissed.
The continued nationwide rise in the cost of rent in the first quarter of the year — an increase of more than 11pc compared to early 2021 — was met more with weary resignation than the appropriate response of anger at the ongoing crisis in a deeply dysfunctional housing sector.
The Oireachtas Golf Society will tee off again this summer for the first time since the infamous ‘Golfgate’ dinner after holding its annual general meeting in Leinster House this week, the Irish Independent can reveal.
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