Imam Ibrahim Noonan at the entrance to the Maryam Mosque on the Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Adhmadiyya Muslim leader urges imams in Ireland to ‘speak out’ against Islamic State

Joint research projects by NUIG and the Mayo Clinic will focus on a number of key strategic areas, including adult stem-cell therapy, gene therapy, biomaterials and biomedical engineering, the two institutes have said. Illustration: Getty

Research will focus on adult stem-cell and gene therapy, biomaterials and biomedical engineering

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology:  president Michael Carmody  said yesterday there had been “misinformed comment in the media”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

College denies any emails or evidence destroyed

American author Suzanne Strempek Shea (l) with Mags Riordan, the subject of her new book, and Leo Moran of The Saw Doctors. Strempek Shea will be reading at this year’s Clifden Arts Festival. Photograph: Suzanne Strempek Shea

Tribute to composer Seán Ó Riada and Druid Theatre productions among highlights

 Minister for the  Marine Simon Coveney:  fishermen’s associations have written to him accusing the SFPA of generating a “full-blown crisis”. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

New measures follow detection of ‘tampering’ with weighing system in northwest premises

University Hospital Galway: management confirmed that lack of privacy is an issue, and that some patients have experienced “difficulties”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Nurses protest over ‘unacceptable conditions’ at University Hospital Galway

The crannóg close to Roscommon Castle which was damaged in several places and reported to gardaí. A local heritage group believes a metal detector and knife were being used illegally at the protected site. Photograph: Frank Scott

Department confirms increase in unauthorised use of metal detectors

The Irish Sea should be seen as a  shared space rather than a barrier. Illustration: Thinkstock

National Maritime Museum hosting symposium

Taking off at Ireland West Airport Knock, in Co Mayo. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Fine Gael TD Michelle Mulherin says Government “sweetheart deal” with Shannon “changed the rules”

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