Opinion | The Tuam Herald

By: Tuam Herald  05/12/2011

  SMOKE AND STEAM rise in the marvellous colour photograph on the cover of this year’s JOTS 8 — the Journal of the Old Tuam Society, Volume 8. The scene is the placing of an iron rim on a wooden cart wheel, and the two men in the picture are the blacksmith George McGrath and [..]

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ONCE upon a time it was the Eighth of December that signalled the start of the Christmas shopping season, when country dwellers made their way to town and city to “buy the Christmas”. This weekend the beginning of the season in these parts is at least within the festive month, and for that all who [..]

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Poor conditions at A&E in University Hospital Dear Editor, I am writing to publicise the poor conditions under which I was treated in University College Hospital, Galway recently. I was taken by car to the Accident and Emergency Department late in the evening of November 2, 2011, where I was seen by a doctor and [..]

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WHILE the glee over RTÉ’s discomfiture over the Fr Reynolds case is understandable, from some quarters at least, as a journalist I find it a bit rich being lectured by the head of the Church of Rome in the Republic of Ireland on accountability and standards. Pot and kettle come to mind. While I admire [..]

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THE countdown is on to the highlight of my social calendar for December and I’m not talking about Christmas. No, I’m nine sleeps away from a hen night for one of my oldest and dearest friends, who unfortunately is on the same team as disagreeable sibling in terms of being referred to here in the [..]

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THERE are two types of people in this world, those who are photogenic and those who most definitely are not and I have known for a very long time now that I am a permanent resident of the latter faction. This doesn’t tend to bother me in the daily routine of my life, that is [..]

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ON PAGES 2 and 3 of the programme for the Druid Theatre production of Big Maggie is an article by Catriona Crowe which pulls the rug from under the image of the old Ireland of cosy homesteads and warm firesides and instead sketches a scene of frequent bullying and dispossession. It also makes clear why parents [..]

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Tidy Towns — keep up the good work Dear Editor, “When life is lonely and it’s getting you down you can always go down town” — so the song says. But when the Big Dig is over we will have good reason to go down town in Tuam.*****You need to be logged in to see [..]

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THERE are many disturbing aspects to the libelling of Fr Kevin Reynolds of Ahascragh by RTÉ television and radio, and to the response by RTÉ to comments on the High Court award and questions about its disciplinary procedures. Leaving aside for a moment all high-minded principles of journalistic ethics and fair play, the reality for [..]

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WHILE our deluded Government Ministers squabble over whether to lop €8 or €10 off Child Benefit and how much to take away from those reckless spenders on social welfare, they still found time in their frantic schedules to grant themselves the privilege of driving in bus corridors – as if they needed yet another lane [..]

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