Cross-town traffic: near the busy junction at the Galway Shopping Centre on the Headford Road. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

If Galway becomes European cultural capital in 2020, by then cruise liners may be berthing in a new port south of the Claddagh and Connemara-bound Dub(...)

The Government plans to refer the offer for Aer Lingus from International Consolidated Airlines Group (IAG) to a review group.IAG plans to begin talks(...)

Ronan Murphy and Kevin Doherty: Gazel

We eat off it, sleep in it, wear it, sit on it and work with it. When we’re sick it is part of the apparatus of making us well again and it’s impos(...)

‘There is no standard template for a good and effective mother.’ Photograph: Getty Images

When you are going to have a baby, no matter how many pregnancy and baby books you read, no matter how many mothering websites you consult, no matter (...)

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The referendum on same sex marriage will be a defining moment in the history of the State, irrespective of the outcome. In that sense it is most compa(...)

Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney: faced significant internal Fine Gael criticism since his contentious remarks. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Justice Frances Fitzgerald has rebuked Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney for his suggestion that Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil could sha(...)

Mary Rose Kelly (right) in action against New York’s Alisha Jordan in the All-Ireland Ladies Football Junior Championship Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Sportsfile 1:08

Goalkeepers never like to talk about the one that got away, but for Mary Rose Kelly, one particular goal in October 2013 simply couldn’t be helped. Co(...)

Offaly 2-12 Laois 0-9 A very solid performance saw Offaly win a battle of two experimental teams as they easily got the better of Laois in O’Co(...)

Rock climbing Even those incapable of one proper push-up magically manage to find the strength in their chest, hips, fingers and thighs to(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett  was in full flight, hands waving, voice hoarse from addressing the rally the previous day. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

People Before Profit Alliance TD Richard Boyd Barrett seemed ready to attribute superhuman powers of observation to the media in the Dáil.And then he (...)