The Bystander effect‘The public would film a murder rather than help.’ 

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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On Friday last, the Mayor of Galway intervened in an assault he witnessed while walking home. He joined The Ryan Tubridy Show to share his disappointment at the inaction of other onlookers, specifically those who were filming the incident on their phones. Niall McNelis was walking home at about 8.30pm on Friday evening when he witnessed a young woman being assaulted on the Wolfe Tone bridge in Galway. …

Galway Hurler Davy Glennon on his gambling addiction‘I was in the bookies for 8 hours a day.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Earlier this month, Galway All-Ireland Hurler Davy Glennon received a community service sentence for stealing €70,000 from his former employer to fund a gambling addiction so severe that his mother was forced to re-mortgage her house to pay his debtors. Davy joined Sean O’Rourke to talk about his time in rehab and his return to the pitch. Davy remained on the bench during this Sunday’s win against Kilkenny but …

Galway Busking By-laws‘Whenever any of the tourists come in from all over the world, they always compliment how lively the buskers make the place feel.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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If you’ve ever been to Galway, you will no doubt have experienced the many artists, musicians and magicians that line the city’s cobbled streets. Galway City Council has just narrowly passed new by-laws which will regulate the use of amplification and drum kits in busking acts. Many of the city’s buskers, however, feel this goes against the spirit of busking. Who’s hitting the right note? Reporter Paddy …

Storm Eleanor hits Galway‘The water level…drastically went up…I was walking in the street and it was close to my chest level.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Galway resident Ranjani Nagarajan found herself in a frightening situation last night, as Storm Eleanor made its presence felt in the West. Ranjani was one of a number of callers who spoke to Sean about the storm’s impact on The Today Show with Sean O’Rourke. Ranjani explained that she had been walking home and noticed some flooding but didn’t think it would disrupt her journey …

Homeless in Galway ‘We don’t rob, we’re not thieves. We are good people…. A home would be nice. But it’s impossible.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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There’s been a chronic and very visible rise in homelessness and rough sleeping in Galway over recent months, with some frontline services now calling the situation an emergency. Last night and into the early hours of this morning, Today programme reporter, Brian O’Connell, spent time on the streets of Galway meeting some of the rough sleeping community and those trying …