A Croí  programmes manager said some 90 per cent of heart disease and stroke occurrence is due to risk factors such as smoking, diet and weight and physical activity levels - which means 90 per cent of it is preventable.

Migrant women from Poland, China and eight African states are participating in a health initiative in Galway which aims to raise awareness about heart(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has told an Impact trade union conference that she intends to tackle working conditions for special needs assistants (SNAs) in schools. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has promised to tackle working conditions for special needs assistants (SNAs) in schools.She also said the Gove(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: to address Impact members on Thursday. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

Trade union Impact’s education division has said the “whole country needs a pay rise” after what it describes as “such a long period of wage stagnat(...)

University management should give “serious consideration” to the “very disappointing” outcome for women seeking senior lecturerships, noted a report by a group representing NUIG’s arts, business and law faculties last September. Photograph: Getty Images/ File photo

Two internal reports on NUI Galway’s (NUIG) promotion systems warned last year the university was “out of step” in advancing women, and that greater t(...)

Nicholas Grubb, who owns the Dromana fishery on the river Blackwater, says recent trials in Scotland show the beaver’s potential for improving river habitats.  Photograph: Bill Flynn

The State should draw on the expertise of the European beaver to restore river habitats and save the wild salmon, according to a Co Waterford fishery (...)

Rising global temperatures may not pose the only threat to polar ice caps. Research involving an Irish scientist is exploring how warmer and more tur(...)

Fine Art Printmaker Margaret Irwin at work in her studio at Claddaghduff, Connemara, Co. Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Mo Irwin moved as a young and only child to Ireland from India, her art lessons at home in Co Wicklow comprised nothing more than simple obser(...)

Jojo Hynes: ‘If it wasn’t for the support and encouragement of peers, friends, family and my community, I don’t think there is any way I would still be an artist.’ Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Galway artist Jojo Hynes and several accomplices were caught trying to break into the Bank of England for a crowdfunding video, the security offi(...)

 Tánaiste Joan Burton meets striking Dunnes Stores  workers and union representatives on the picket line at Henry Street in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Music, hula-hooping and beeping horns roused strikers’ spirits at several Dunnes Stores outlets in Galway today. Small numbers of shoppers and (...)

Investigations are continuing into kerosene contamination of water supplying a Galway city estate, where residents have been told that the water is sa(...)