Garry Hynes and Martha O’Neill after their civil partnership ceremony  in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes and film producer Martha O’Neill have become civil partners at a private function in Galway. Druid’s Mick (...)

Grace Kenneally (centre), who has Neuroblastoma, a rare and aggressive children’s cancer, singing Christmas carols with her school friends from Gaelscoil Dara at the Live Crib outside Galway Cathedral. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Think Christmas in primary schools, and thoughts of plays, pantomimes, cribs and Kris Kindle come to mind. However, for Grace Kenneally, it’s also abo(...)

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Five female academics have said they are instituting legal proceedings against NUI Galway (NUIG) over gender imbalance at the university.The five wome(...)

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Simon Coveney said he  faced his “most serious” council ever.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland has successfully resisted radical cuts in key whitefish quotas, following a deal brokered by Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney at the EU A(...)

Three swimming clubs and two water polo clubs involving over 1,000 young swimmers have expressed opposition to a plan to increase charges at Leisureland in Salthill, Galway, from January 1st. File photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Mayor of Galway Donal Lyons (Independent) says he is taking advice over “threatening emails” sent to him in response to increased charges for the c(...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney said the cuts in the white fish quotas were ‘unacceptable’. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Environmental groups have criticised Minister for Marine Simon Coveney for his opposition to many cuts proposed by the European Commission as part of (...)

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney says he is facing the ‘most difficult’ EU fish quota council yet

Minister for the Marine Simon Coveney says he is facing the “most difficult” EU fish quota council yet, with cuts of 64 per cent proposed in key whit(...)

NUI Galway Senior 8 plus Champions of Ireland 2009, with Paul Giblin in the middle.

When English comedian, writer and presenter Stephen Fry highlighted an appeal on Twitter this week, it couldn’t have come at a better time for Galwa(...)

Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton, Sarita Johnston of  Enterprise Ireland and Neuromod Devices chief executive Dr Ross O’Neill, at the launch of mutebutton, a new treatment device for tinnitus.

US ocean energy company Resolute Marine is to create 80 new jobs over the next five years, with the establishment of a European headquarters in Cork.R(...)

MacGillycuddy’s Reeks: Mountains are part of a pilot scheme that shows way forward for an effective shared community management of landscape. Photograph: Nathan Kingerlee/Outdoors Ireland

Management of Ireland’s mountain landscapes will benefit more from community partnerships involving farmers and hill-walkers than from “top-down” l(...)