The LE ‘Eithne’ will take one week to reach the Mediterranean and will be on station for eight weeks before returning to Ireland

Naval Service flagship LE Eithne left Cork harbour for the Mediterranean today on the State’s first humanitarian mission in international waters. (...)

Singer Justine Nantale from Uganda with students Jane Egan and Lea Cutaya, guest speaker Sakhile Heron from South Africa, and student Caroline Okonkwo at  the Afri Conference. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Migrants risking, and losing, their lives on the Mediterranean were remembered on an Atlantic shoreline as Galway secondary school students participa(...)

 Prince Charles.

Britain’s Prince Charles will visit the Sligo harbour of Mullaghmore, where his great-uncle Lord Louis Mountbatten died in an IRA bombing in 1979, dur(...)

James (Tex) Callaghan  after receiving details yesterday that his home at Menlo will be seriously affected by the proposed bypass. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

NUI Galway, Ballybrit racecourse and a number of residents have expressed disappointment at the proposed route for a €500 million bypass for Galway. (...)

Project manager Eileen McCarthy speaking at the announcement of the preferred route of the  Galway N6 bypass route. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A €500 million bypass option to relieve traffic congestion in Galway involves a new bridge and viaduct over the river Corrib and two short tunnels on (...)

Actor Cillian Murphy and NUI Galway (NUIG) professor Pat Dolan have criticised the “negative” use of children and their welfare in the current debate about the same-sex marriage referendum. Murphy is a patron of the NUIG Child and Family Research Centre.  Photograph: Matt Carr/Getty Images.

Actor Cillian Murphy and NUI Galway (NUIG) professor Pat Dolan have criticised the “negative” use of children and their welfare in the current debate (...)

Scaffolding surrounds the 16th century O’Flaherty Castle on Ballynahinch Lake in Connemara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Management at the Connemara hotel owned by businessman Denis O’Brien says it has full authorisation for survey work currently being undertaken on a 16(...)

An view from the air of construction in Galway city. A €500 million bypass option to relieve traffic congestion in the city would involve a new bridge over the river Corrib and two short tunnels on the city’s east side.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

A €500 million bypass option to relieve traffic congestion in Galway would involve a new bridge over the river Corrib and two short tunnels on the ci(...)

 An Taisce’s clean coasts ambassador  and  pro surfer Easkey Britton launching  this year’s  Clean Coasts Week. Photograph: Naoise Culhane

Asylum seekers in Balseskin, Dublin, school students in Cork and sea swimmers in Co Donegal are among groups that have registered for An Taisce’s coas(...)

A recent meeting at NUIG heard of difficulties associated with lack of permanence, such as an inability to apply directly for research funding and problems getting mortgage approval.

Unions at NUIG are reporting discontent over the treatment of researchers on temporary contracts and the university’s handling of a change in manag(...)