Fine Gael's by-election candidate in Wexford, Verona Murphy has apologised after she said some asylum seekers coming to Ireland have to be "de-programmed" as they carry angst and may have been "infiltrated by ISIS".
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
What the country does not need replicated is the scenes that developed in Oughterard. Surely, even in the midst of various domestic problems, this country should offer a warm place of refuge, even if only temporarily, for some of the most vulnerable people on the planet, writes
Sat, 05 Oct, 2019
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has blamed "grossly misleading" information about asylum seeker numbers for the decision to scrap plans for a direct provision centre in Oughterard after a weeks long racism row stand-off.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2019
The right to protest is central to the democratic process. As well as being threatened by physical force, it is also threatened when smothered by social pressure and slandered with attributions of underhand motive.
Tue, 01 Oct, 2019
Publican Rory Clancy, spokesman for a demonstration supported by over 2,000 people at the weekend, said the community was once again asking the department to “come and speak to us here in Oughterard”.
Sun, 29 Sep, 2019
Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has called on residents of the Connemara town of Oughterard to “step back” and allow for the process of selecting new direct provision centre for asylum seekers to take place.
Mon, 16 Sep, 2019
Jurors found Marian Lingurar Jr guilty of the manslaughter of Oughterard publican and teacher, John Kenny(56), who was found badly beaten, tied up and left to die alone on the floor of the ladies toilet in his pub
Thu, 31 Jan, 2019
A mother of five found dead in a hotel room in Galway earlier this week was the “very essence of life” and a much-loved parent, grandmother, and childminder, says the priest in her parish of Donoughmore, Co Cork.
Thu, 02 Nov, 2017
Air Corps Captain Sean McCarthy says today has been a more successful one for crews trying to tackle the forest fire in Co Galway, before warning that dry conditions could yet cause the blaze to grow.
Wed, 10 May, 2017