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Those of us from the West and familiar with the word Portiuncula all of our lives, not least as we have had relatives born at that hospital in Ballina(...)


Photographs of the Gallipoli campaign which have never been made public have gone on display at the National Museum of Ireland in Collins Barracks. Th(...)

Inis Aoibhinn, Cancer Care West’s hostel, provided accommodation for 324 people undergoing hospital treatment last year

Community-based charity Cancer Care West is to extend support for cancer patients and their families across four western counties from next year.The (...)

Enda Brien’s settlement is without admission of liability. Photograph: Reuters

A teenage boy who is brain damaged and confined to a wheelchair has secured €2.5m settlement of his High Court action against a doctor over alleged n(...)

A man in his 30s was killed yesterday evening in a traffic collision in Ballinasloe, Co Galway.

A man in his 30s has died in a traffic collision in Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Gardaí are investigating the two vehicle fatal road crash which took place(...)

Helen Battigan with one of her displays made from flowers in her Bunclody garden. Photograph: Patrick Browne 2:33

Take gazillions of rare, beautiful and exotic blooms (among them spiky strelitzias, rare orchids, peacock-blue delphiniums, tropical heliconias, co(...)

Two men have been rescused but a third man is missing after a boat capsized on Lough Ree in Co Roscommon. A group of fishermen set off (...)

Fr Tony Flannery: “In my talks, I hope to give some historical perspective to the main problems we are facing in the church today.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Fr Tony Flannery is in a much better place these days. He’s back in the family home. Back in the east Galway townland where it all began 67 yea(...)

An ambulance arrives bringing a patient to medical staff working in a hospital’s accident and emergency department. Photograph: Alan Betson

A motion of no confidence in the National Ambulance Service management has been unanimously passed at a meeting of paramedics (...)

Kathleen Lynch: has ruled out an independent review into a HSE West decision to shut down the new €2.8 million acute mental health unit

The Minister of State for Health has ruled out the possibility of an independent review into a HSE West decision to shut down a new €2.8 million acute(...)