The  “blue moon” year and the 150th anniversary of the birth of poet WB Yeats will be marked by 30 young harpists giving a free performance in south Galway on Thursday night

Yeats poetry to be displayed on London Underground

Shauna O’Neill, who was previously awarded a Clipper round world race bursary and now works for the Children in Crossfire charity. File photograph: Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Training with Clipper round world yacht race crew to be held off southern England

Taoiseach Enda Kenny. Spokesmen for 1st Independent Mayo, based in the Taoiseach’s political base, has said the campaign aims to promote community-based politics across the State. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

1st Independent Mayo say they are ‘not quite Ireland’s answer to Syriza’

 Stephen Hamilton and Róisín Hanley are among the performers taking part in the Galway Bailando documentary that highlights the city’s dance culture.

State’s most multicultural city offers ‘alternative to drink culture’

 Galway Bahá’i  community member Sahar Rahmani (right), who spoke at the screening of the documentary ‘To Light a Candle’,  with her daughter Amelia Chah and her mother Mitra Rahmani. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Call for Irish universities to recognise ‘illegal’ qualifications of persecuted minority

A runner battles through a heavy snow shower in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Forecasters say cold air from Canada will bring more rain, sleet, snow and ice

Professional surfer, Connor Maguire from Bundoran, Co Donegal catching one of the biggest waves of the day at Mullaghmore. Photograph: Finn Mullen

Surfers in the west brave the cold for the ‘scary, big waves’

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington: last year’s Equality Tribunal discrimination ruling in favour of the scientist led to the establishment of the taskforce on gender equality. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Siptu repeats call for independent equality audit and criticises lack of consultation

NUI Galway  said on Friday  the occupational health questionnaire for  prospective employees was not an employment form and that its use was in line with standard practice in many companies.

University to review pre-employment health screening after accusation of ‘invasive’ question

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