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#Galway

# galway - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

‘Time to shed light on another dark period’: Broad welcome for mother-and-baby investigation

Campaign groups have broadly welcomed this afternoon’s developments. There was also an observation that the matter “could have been dealt with decades ago”.

Taoiseach: If we don’t do this properly, Ireland’s soul will lie “in an unmarked grave”

Enda Kenny said the Government would consult with all opposition parties, other relevant groups and historians as it began its investigation into mother-and-baby homes.

“For anybody to feign shock at this information I think is to be disingenuous” — Mary Lou

Sinn Féin are tabling a motion calling for a full judge-led inquiry into mother-and-baby homes. Fianna Fáil are expected to back it.

Explainer: What is happening with the possible mass grave of children in Tuam?

We look at how the story has unfolded, and the many, many questions that still remain.

Taoiseach: ‘I think there is much more to this than one mother and baby home’

Cabinet will discuss how best to examine the Tuam mass grave scandal at its meeting this morning.

# galway - Monday 9 June, 2014

Education Minister backs Archbishop’s call for mother-and-baby homes investigation

Diarmuid Martin has called for a “full-bodied investigation” into all mother-and-baby homes.

# galway - Sunday 8 June, 2014

Opinion: Horror doesn’t belong to the past, Ireland’s most vulnerable are still marginalised and neglected

These are the unpalatable facts: we are living at a time of growing homelessness and food poverty, and we allow vulnerable children to socially excluded, neglected and ignored.

# galway - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Aaron McKenna: The nation, not just the Church, bears responsibility for horrors of the past

For Irish people who lived through these times to claim no knowledge of what went on in places like Tuam is disingenuous – and smacks of “I was only following orders”.

# galway - Friday 6 June, 2014

Amnesty International: Tuam investigation must be independent, effective and transparent

A Government task force has been set up to examine the Tuam revelations, and is due to report back by the end of this month.

# galway - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Opinion: Tuam’s 800 babies – a legacy of shame and horror beyond words

The misogynistic meddling of the Catholic church in affairs of this young state was detrimental to the blossoming of a whole, enlightened and fulfilled society – and nobody bore the brunt of that more than vulnerable women and their babies.

Three Sinn Féin councillors in Galway refuse to wear council robes at tomorrow’s council meeting

A Sinn Féin councillor has described the robes as a ‘waste of taxpayers money’.

From Business ETC Good news Galway: Hewlett Packard is creating 100 new jobs Jobswatch

Good news Galway: Hewlett Packard is creating 100 new jobs

The jobs are part of investment by the company in the cloud research and development facility in Galway.

Lunchtime Fix: 7 things you need to know

Catch up as you refuel.

Archbishop of Tuam “horrified and saddened” to learn of mass child burials

Archbishop Michael Neary has welcomed the Government’s announcement that a number of departments will examine the issue.

# galway - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Mary Lou McDonald warns that Tuam mass grave could be one of ‘dozens’

Sinn Féin’s deputy leader has called for a public inquiry to look into all mother and baby homes nationwide.

The world is talking about Tuam’s 800 dead babies

Even if the Government hasn’t yet.

Researchers have found a massive underground river network in Galway Bay

These rivers could be flowing under the seabed out as far as 48 kilometres from the shore.

# galway - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Allegations about mass grave of 800 babies ‘being taken very, very seriously’

“This is turning into a horrific account of maltreatment, neglect and a complete abdication of responsibility”.

Elderly man dies in Galway house fire

Emergency services were called to the scene in Ros Muc just before midnight last night.

From Business ETC Here’s how many companies were started every day last month New In Town

Here’s how many companies were started every day last month

There’s been a near-doubling of construction sector start-ups, too.

From The Daily Edge Silent disco inspires massive Let it Go singalong on Galway street Frozen

Silent disco inspires massive Let it Go singalong on Galway street

The cold never bothered them anyway.

# galway - Saturday 31 May, 2014

Opinion: Mass grave ‘filled to the brim with tiny bones and skulls’ shows how we cherish children

The bodies of 800 “illegitimate” children, ranging in age from nine years to two days, have been uncovered in Tuam. But do people care any more now than they did then?

# galway - Friday 30 May, 2014

James Reilly denies there was conflict of interest in maternity services review

Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh said Noel Daly must “review his position” as chair of the West/North West Hospital Group after it emerged he co-founded the company conducting the review.

# galway - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

From Business ETC Three companies have announced a combined 480 new jobs across the country Jobswatch

Three companies have announced a combined 480 new jobs across the country

The jobs are being created by Ericsson, SAP and Wipro.

# galway - Friday 23 May, 2014

Psychiatric nurses reject Lynch comments, claim Galway unit ‘anything but safe’

The HSA has been called in to examine the unit at UCHG after the death of a patient last week.

# galway - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Galway event promoter pays litter fine entirely in 1c and 2c coins It Makes Cents

Galway event promoter pays litter fine entirely in 1c and 2c coins

That’s 150 smackeroonies. In coppers.

# galway - Tuesday 20 May, 2014

Food company announces 115 new jobs for Longford and Galway at pizza and pastry plants

Green Isle Foods are making a €30 million investment in operations in Portumna and Longford.

# galway - Saturday 17 May, 2014

From Business ETC 11 jobs saved as Connaught Telegraph sold to Celtic Media Group Sold

11 jobs saved as Connaught Telegraph sold to Celtic Media Group

The Celtic Media Group has four other weekly regional papers, including the Anglo Celt.

# galway - Friday 16 May, 2014

‘He doesn’t know where the hell I was born’: Woman in Kenny protest video speaks out

When Dette McLoughlin questioned the Taoiseach about water charges, he asked her where she was from. McLoughlin claims a garda approached her after the incident, looking for her details.

# galway - Thursday 15 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge Taoiseach criticised for quizzing Galway woman over English accent Galway Ted

Taoiseach criticised for quizzing Galway woman over English accent

Enda Kenny is accused of patronising the woman.

# galway - Saturday 10 May, 2014

From The Score Third time’s the charm for Galway ladies as they win Division 2 GAA

Third time’s the charm for Galway ladies as they win Division 2

The Tribeswomen lost finals in 2012 and 2013

From The Score Dublin and Cork face off for league glory on huge day for ladies football stars Final Showdowns

Dublin and Cork face off for league glory on huge day for ladies football stars

The sides meet in Parnell Park this afternoon.

# galway - Friday 9 May, 2014

From The Daily Edge These Galway housemates have a brilliant way of dealing with pesky canvassers Blank Canvas

# galway - Monday 5 May, 2014

Missing Ryan Crowell found safe and well

The 43-year-old had been missing since last Friday.

Man to appear in court over Tuam assault

The victim remains in a serious condition in Beaumont Hospital.

# galway - Sunday 4 May, 2014

Young man arrested in connection with Tuam assault

The victim remains in a serious condition in Beaumont Hospital.

Did you go to college in Galway? Do you recognise these beautiful faces? Dodgy Haircuts Alert This post contains images

Did you go to college in Galway? Do you recognise these beautiful faces?

Watch out for former students’ union presidents Pat Rabbitte, Eamon Gilmore and President Michael D Higgins.

# galway - Saturday 3 May, 2014

Young man seriously injured in early-morning assault in Tuam

Gardaí have issued an appeal for witnesses.

# galway - Monday 28 April, 2014

‘Staycations’ on the rise with Dublin, Cork and Galway proving most popular Love Ireland This post contains a poll