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“Clare Island has been a mirage for the last four months for this coronavirus-confined granny whose solitary confinement meant that all conversations – mainly Gooh-Goohs and Gah-Gahs – with the first grandchild were through a mobile phone screen.” Photograph: Getty Images

It is Mini Madam’s maiden voyage and she is the only one onboard not wearing a mask as the Clew Bay Queen slips out of the little harbour at Roonagh p(...)

Colm Keaveney:  he was  a somewhat nervous speaker in the Dáil

In the spring of 2016, Colm Keaveney’s options were running out.The Galway East TD lost his seat in the February 2016 general election, and was out of(...)

Declan Ganley:  bought the unoccupied Derreen Inn pub complex last year. He said he would “save” it for the local community. Photograph: Andreas Solaro/AFP/Getty Images

Prominent businessman and former Libertas political campaigner Declan Ganley is abandoning a €2 million plan to redevelop his local pub after Galway p(...)

Former Tipperary player and manager Babs Keating; John O’Donoghue, former Tipperary goalkeeper; and former referee Michael Curley, at the removal of former GAA president Joe McDonagh at Barna Church in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Thousands of people travelled from all over Ireland and beyond to pay their respects to former GAA president Joe McDonagh last night. Mr McDonagh rep(...)