Category: OPINION

Are Irish sentencing laws too lenient?

Are Irish sentencing laws too lenient?

As September approaches and the courts get set to grind back into action, Galway Daily takes a hard look at the Irish penal system. A middle-aged man serves no jail time for ass ...
Why we got an NUIG journalism refund

Why we got an NUIG journalism refund

NUI Galway once again finds itself in the spotlight as a new controversy - over fees refunded to its undergraduate and graduate journalism courses - came to light in two recent Iri ...
Farewell Britain . . . Hello Galway!

Farewell Britain . . . Hello Galway!

How Galway’s push to lure fintech startups out west is starting to pay off. Ireland’s economic resurgence has revealed the emergence of some exciting sectors and cohorts of indu ...
Poll: Is it a getting a bit too hot?

Poll: Is it a getting a bit too hot?

This week could see the second highest temperatures ever recorded in Ireland, with 30 degrees expected in parts of the country. Here in Galway, we will see sunshine and temperat ...
Small & Medium Enterprises in Galway: What’s good, what’s bad and…what’s next?

Small & Medium Enterprises in Galway: What’s good, what’s bad and…what’s next?

It has so often been said that small businesses are the backbone of any economy and, for an economy as diverse as Ireland’s, this is especially true. As we approach the halfway ...
Opinion | Why we need to call time on political posters | Pauline O’Reilly

Opinion | Why we need to call time on political posters | Pauline O’Reilly

Over recent weeks, if you headed out for your jog along the Prom, what did you see? If you drove in to work from Barna, Moycullen, or Oranmore what did you see? If you looked alo ...
Your Yes Matters

Your Yes Matters

If you have ever sported a “Yes” badge or a “Repeal” jumper, then the term “murderer” might be something you have been called recently. It is just a word, but it is a powerful one ...
GALWAY GAA: NO LIVE COVERAGE OF GALWAY’S HURLING OPENER 

GALWAY GAA: NO LIVE COVERAGE OF GALWAY’S HURLING OPENER 

There was frustration among supporters, and some sports writers, that Galway's opening game in the Leinster senior hurling championship wasn't shown live on television.  It seem ...
OPINION: Ireland is closer to joining EU Army than many realise

OPINION: Ireland is closer to joining EU Army than many realise

There’s been a lot of talk about something called PESCO and whether it breaches the Irish constitution or the concept of neutrality. What is Irish neutrality and what does the Iri ...
Weekend commentary: What’s with the manic weather?

Weekend commentary: What’s with the manic weather?

Okay, Galway, I get it. You love change. Why have a boring old sunny day when you can have sun-rain-wind-hail-sun-clouds-snow-sun? Throw in a rainbow or several and voilà! So m ...
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