Author Archives: Ciara Mannion

Feminism Amongst Feminine Beauty?

Feminism Amongst Feminine Beauty?

Image Source by Ciara Mannion During my first week in Galway, I spent most of my time in the library. Row after row of neatly lined up books with their spines facing outward, I began to search for inspiration for the new year. I remember picking up an old aged book. It smelled warm and dusty,

Snapchat Company at $24 billion

Image Source by Ciara Mannion  Snapchat is one of the most popular social media apps used by teenagers to send picture or “snaps”, that self-destruct a few seconds after being seen . The company that owns Snapchat has been valued at $24 billion after it successfully sold all 200 million of its shares at $17.

Drive Thru Ash Wednesday

Image Source by Ciara Mannion A church in Galway is marking the start of lent with a novel approach to Ash Wednesday. Parishioners in Galway don’t have to get out of the car to receive their blessing today as Glenamaddy Church have come up with a “drive-thru” service for Ash Wednesday. The idea came about

Judge Discusses Aims For McCabe Tribunal

Image Source by Ciara Mannion The Disclosures tribunal established to investigate an alleged smear campaign against garda whistleblower Sergeant Maurice McCabe has had its first sitting at Dublin Castle. The Tribunal was set up after Sgt McCabe rejected plans for a Commission of Investigation. The Tribunal will be chaired by Supreme Court Judge Peter Charleton.

Nokia launch New Phones and Old

Image Source by Ciara Mannion Nokia is set to relaunch a brand new updated edition of the 3310 mobile phone. The updated version comes with the classical Snake mobile game along with a month-long battery life. It is believed that the device will be aimed at those searching for a second or so-called “burner” phone

Road Crash Near Monivea

Image Source  by Ciara Mannion Gardai are investigating a road crash near Monivea in Co Galway that occurred at 3:15 pm yesterday. A motorcyclist, in his late 40’s, was pronounced dead at the scene and removed to Galway University Hospital. It is believed he was a foreign national who had been living in Athenry. Gardai

New Funding For City Museum and Town Hall Theatre

by Ciara Mannion A sum of €300,000  has been assigned to two of Galway’s premier Arts and Cultural Facilities. The funding for Galway City Museum and the Town Hall Theatre is part of  Sean Kyne’s (Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs and Natural Resources) Department of Arts and Culture Capital Scheme 2016-2018. The Town Hall

13,000 Secretly Hanged In Syrian Jail

Image Source by Ciara Mannion Since the start of the 2011 uprising, Syrian authorities have hanged at least 13,000 people at a prison north of Damascus, known to detainees as “the slaughterhouse.” According to Amnesty International, at least once a week between 2011 and 2015, groups of up to 50 people were taken out of their