The first candidate in the Roscommon/South Leitrim by-election has been declared,with Fianna Fáíl’s selection of Ivan Connaughton at a selection convention tonight.

Three female councillors, who were tipped to seek the Fianna Fail nomination, rule themselves out

 The Astrid ran up on rocks on a lee shore en route from Oysterhaven to Kinsale, Co Cork, last July 24th. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Marine Casualty Investigation Board says final report will be published after normal “natural justice” procedure

Fishmonger Stefan Griesbach with the Golden Red Fish in Galway. It was served to visitors to the Galway arts festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Golden Redfish commonly found off Iceland, Greenland and Norway

Dún Aonghasa – one of Aran’s most spectacular monuments. Photograph: Discovery programme

Author says hillfort residents had their own thriving bronze casting industry

Uffe Elbaek from the new Danish Political party, Alternativet, and Mary Hawkes Greene, president of the Burren College of Art,  which is  celebrating 20 years as a fine art college in the Burren,  Ballyvaughan, Co Clare.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Former Danish culture minister speaks of alternative models as part of Burren College of Art 20th anniversary

Peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy arriving at Mill Street Garda station in Galway on July 9th to begin serving her prison sentence. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

80-year-old activist served second term over opposition to US military use of Shannon

Inishbofin: a diver died after he was airlifted to hospital when he encountered difficulties off Inishbofin, Co Galway, on July 14th

Irish Underwater Council expresses condolences to bereaved families and friends

Having a ball . . . taking a jump against US artist Kurt Perschke’s sculptural installation at Spanish Arch yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Kurt Perschke’s installation visits three cities a year

Local historian Catherine Corless at the site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother and baby home. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

Local committee intends to build memorial garden and wall for babies and children who died in Bon Secours home in north Galway tow(...)

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