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.

A rare sample of megalithic engraving or “rock-scribing” has been found on an ancient pilgrimage route to Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo.The prehistoric o(...)

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

A north Galway GP has said that the human rights of the elderly are being breached on a regular basis due to inadequate staffing levels in public hosp(...)

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

Campaigners for gender equality at NUI Galway, who are seeking promotion of five female lecturers, have staged a demonstration outside a meeting of t(...)

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

Lorna SigginsMarine CorrespondentWaterways Ireland has welcomed Government approval for restoration of the first stretch of the Ulster Canal.Minister (...)

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

Irish and British marine scientists are seriously concerned about a spike in strandings of the protected deepwater Cuvier’s beaked whale along the wes(...)

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

Multinationals don’t normally come to the west of Ireland for weather, but that doesn’t apply to Apple and Athenry. The sleet and the storm force wind(...)

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 2:42

When a Connemara-born construction worker began building his life’s dream in an abandoned spice factory down by the Chicago river, friends back hom(...)

Confidence, stubbornness and hubris could be pretty useful attributes if your name was Thor Heyerdahl. Modesty and patience would not necessarily have(...)

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

Two national farming organisations have criticised the route of the proposed Dublin-Galway “greenway” and have warned that they will “not tolerate” c(...)

Unknown: Waterford, 2012 from Asylum Archive produced by visual artist and researcher Vukasin Nedeljkovic. The exhibition runs until March 20th

Imagine a photographic exhibition of people’s lives, with no individuals captured in the images.Dublin-based Serbian artist Vukasin Nedeljkovic took a(...)