The Kemp’s Ridley turtle has been described as the world’s smallest and most endangered sea turtle. Photograph: Aoife Flynn

Foot-long marine turtle did not survive landing on rocks of Rossnowlagh beach

Ted O’Donovan, Liam Hegarty, Fachtna O’Sullivan and John Hegarty lay a plank on the Ilen.

Annual trainees awards due to be presented in Dublin today

Galway East Fianna Fáil TD Colm Keaveney has called for an investigation into the leaking. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Politicians express fears about attempt to close east Galway unit

Councillor Catherine Connolly questioned why an “accountancy firm” had been hired to “review hospital procedures”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Councillor asks how hospital group reassured public while ‘serious situation’ developed

An Bord Pleanála’s oral hearing into the proposed expansion of Galway Harbour has finished its sixth day. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

An Bord Pleanála hears planned harbour expansion breaches national ports policy

The new dam runs from the Spanish Arch to the Wolfe Tone bridge, pictured here. Photograph: Keelan Goonan/Twitter.

Water-filled tubes installed at Spanish Arch to prevent Corrib flooding in Spring tides

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in response to Mr MacLochlainn’s question over the Western Development Commission, said “we are in a new space in which they all must apply under the Public Appointments Service”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Sinn Fein TD Pádraig MacLochlainn says appointments “smack of cronyism”

The British Maritime and Coastguard Agency deployed a rescue helicopter from Stornoway to save the five-man crew after the 23-metre wooden vessel Iúda Naofa  started taking water on Monday.  Screengrab: British Maritime and Coastguard Agency

Helicopter saves five men from fishing vessel ‘Iúda Naofa’ after it started taking water

Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington before addressing students, including members of the NUIG Feminists Society, at the Siobhan McKenna Lecture Theatre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

New movement endorsed by Dr Micheline Sheehy Skeffington

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