Galway Harbour Company’s decision after the Buncrana deaths to limit access to its slipway has aroused criticism from water users.  Photograph: Peter Murtagh/The Irish Times

Five weeks after five members of one family died when their car skidded into Lough Swilly, the Department of the Environment has issued no specific di(...)

Fine Gael councillor Pádraig Conneely called for the immediate removal of the stone, saying it had no planning permission and that it was “republican propaganda”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Galway’s city manager is “reviewing” the unauthorised installation of a 1916 monument at Mervue following an appeal from local residents. The Mervue (...)

The HSE has shelved plans to relocate a service for disabled children in the Connemara Gaeltacht due to language issues. Photograph:   Brenda Fitzsimons

The Health Service Executive has postponed plans to relocate a service for children with complex disabilities in the Connemara Gaeltacht due to diffi(...)

Alice L and Alice N, from the production ‘Alice M’ by Guerilla Aerial. The production, which features a fusion of opera, aerial acrobatics and immersive design, is being staged as part of the Galway Theatre Festival 2016. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Aerial acrobatics meeting opera, a “multi-media mash-up” and an improvisation night in a medieval castle are among productions booked for this year’s (...)

Andrew Lydon  with his wife Sally and chilren Molly  and Seosamh: The HSE has agreed to keep in him in hospital for three more weeks until supports are in place.

The Health Service Executive has reversed a decision that could have resulted in a man with motor neurone disease being forced to leave hospital just(...)

Alex Ellis-Roswell: Walking the length of the Irish and British coastlines in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. He has already raised €18,000. Photograph: Olga Leszczynska

It will take some 20 million footsteps and about four years and Alex Ellis-Roswell isn’t even halfway there. Ellis-Roswell (23) is determined to pay (...)

Worshippers wearing the Montserrat national dress of 'Irish tartan' attend mass in the town of Lookout. Customs officers stamp shamrocks in the passports of visitors to this tiny West Indies island. Photograph:Frank Miller

When Donaldson Romeo was a young black portrait artist fighting deportation from Britain, he never dreamed that within a short few years he would be (...)

Pete Ball at home near Clifden: “By trying to steal the Ukip vote and keep right-wing Tory backbenchers happy, Cameron has been clever, but the British taxpayer is paying for all this political manoeuvring.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pete Ball (50), an Englishman living in Connemara, gets quite incensed when he thinks about the British referendum on European Union membership. “It’(...)

Fr Martin McNamara with the stolen paintings which were returned to Kiltullagh Church in east Galway on Wednesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When east Galway priest Fr Martin McNamara opened up his church almost three years ago to discover that six oil paintings by renowned artist Evie Hon(...)

Hilary Dully: “We were never actually told that they wouldn’t show it, and it was kind of suggested that they would – but not then.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

For Tuesday, March 29th, 1994, the TV highlights published in this newspaper listed a UTV programme exploring the phenomenon of stigmata, and BBC1 of(...)