Mike Cubbard

  • The Mayor of Galway, Mike Cubbard  has come up with an initiative to help ease loneliness and isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Mayor Cubbard has been reaching out to people in his community by writing letters with a personal touch. The response is said to be  hugely positive.

    It follows his recent call-out on local media for people to contact him with details of those who feel alone and isolated. Within days there were dozens of nominations.

    Mayor Cubbard said he will keep reaching out to all those missing the embrace of a loved one, a regular family visit, or catching up with friends.

    He plans to deliver surprise bouquets and chocolates closer to Christmas.

  • A garda investigation is underway as the Mayor of Galway city, Mike Cubbard, is being extensively trolled and impersonated online.

    Mayor Cubbard says it’s a nasty and dark side of public life, and he is not prepared to accept it.

    The actions by the impersonator / troller is causing extensive upset to Mike himself, to his family and council colleagues.

    One of the most sinister twist so far in this saga, was when the Mayor was contacted last week by a female councillor in Dublin, a woman he had never met. She had received a message of a sexual nature from his whatsapp account, a message that looked legitimate. The language and the suggestive tone of the message were deeply upsetting to the Dublin councillor, as they were to Mayor Cubbard, his wife and family.

    Gardai have established where the SIM card for the phone being used was purchased, but as yet have been unable to catch the culprit and their investigations are continuing.

    Mayor Cubbard has been speaking to Midwest News about this disturbing experience

  • Plans for almost 1,100 new homes in three counties have been lodged with An Bord Pleanála.

    They include student accommodation for 405 in the Headford Road in Galway, and 288 apartments in nearby Mervue.

    There are also plans for 98 houses in Bettystown, Co Meath, and 270 apartments in Drogheda, Co Louth.

    Mayor of Galway Mike Cubbard says there's a big shortage of housing in his county.

  • Britain's Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will visit two bars and a GAA club in Galway on the final day of their visit to Ireland.

    William and Kate are starting their day in Tribeton, a bar filled with the work of local craftsmen.

    Following that they will visit Tig Chóili, a pub famous for its twice daily trad sessions.

    Salthill Knocknacarra GAA club will be the final stop of the trip, where local players will be demonstrating their skills.

    Mayor of Galway Mike Cubbard say there was disappointment a few weeks ago when the opening ceremony of the European Capital Culture had to be cancelled due to a storm.

    Mayor Cubbard says today's event puts the city on the world map with over 240 international journalists covering the visit.