Archaeologist Michael Gibbons and local historian Michael Moylan who found the new panel of rock art on the Boheh stone near Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan.

Prehistoric ornamentation may have been inspired by ‘rolling sun’ phenomenon

Galway GP Dr Mary Rogan  has said that the human rights of the elderly are being breached on a regular basis due to inadequate staffing levels in public hospitals. File photograph: Getty Images/Stockphoto

Dr Mary Rogan says inadequate staffing levels are impacting on older patients

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington taking part in the demonstration to highlight gender inequality at the Quadrangle at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Demonstration supported by Micheline Sheehy Skeffington, who won an equality case against the university

A cruiser on the Erne. Work is expected to start on the waterway linking the Erne and the Shannon in April.

Some €2m will be spent on a section of the Shannon-Erne waterway

Cuvier’s beaked whale. Photograph: Cetacean Research & Rescue Unit

Marine scientists worried about 80% spike in Cuvier’s beaked whale strandings this winter

Apple says  it will use renewable energy in Athenry which it will purchase  from a provider, as opposed to building a windfarm. Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images

The only byproduct of the tech giant’s plant will be ‘hot air’ produced on the Coillte site

Repair work is carried out on the stern of Galway hooker Naomh Bairbre which sailed from Chicago across the Atlantic in 2006. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Lost boatbuilding skills providing buoyant hope in docklands

 Minister for the Environment, Community  Alan Kelly:   backing proposed Dublin-Galway greenway as part of a national cycle network.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Compulsory purchase orders opposed by IFA and ICSA

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