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”

RTÉ has initiated a new online news service in Irish as part of a restructuring of news delivered as Gaeilge. Photograph: Raidió na Gaeltachta/RTÉ

Online operations based in Nuacht RTÉ’s centre in Baile na hAbhann, Connemara

Ludmila Snigireva, head teacher of Paper Crane, with Olga Butskaya, organiser of ‘Today Children, Tomorrow a Nation’, while preparing the Russian-language library at Scoil Bhride in Shantalla, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Library named after children’s author who wrote all the three versions of Russia’s national anthem since 1943

Robyn Dann-Cooney, Oni McNamara, Aoife Harrison and Aileen Palmer with their cake at the birthday party to launch the 18th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in Ard Bia at Nimmos at Galway’s Spanish Arch yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Clifden and Music For Galway programmes also published

The road to happiness:  An  analysis of data by a UCC economist found that contentment was at its highest among residents of rural Ireland,  among those over 65 but “not unemployed” and those with children and religion as a part of daily life.

Analysis of European survey data finds income a ‘significant’ but ‘modest’ factor

Study compared fatalities and injuries at sites where safety cameras were positioned against locations which did not have a camera present. Photograph: Frank Miller /	THE IRISH TIMES

New Department of Transport research presented at conference

Palestinian Ambassador Ahmad Abdelrazek and his wife Rania Abdallah with Lisa Nolan from Kinvara during their visit to the farmers’ market in the Co Galway village, where a ban on Israeli goods is in place in opposition to the killing of children in Gaza. Photograph:Joe O’Shaughnessy

Businesses in south Galway village gave overwhelming support

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