Some of the large group of volunteers who were at Spiddal, Co Galway, on Saturday to help with the clean-up of the promenade and beach which was severely damaged by the storms and high tides. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Just days after the Connemara coastline felt the full wrath of an angry Atlantic, several hundred people turned out in Spiddal village this weekend to(...)

The perspex-and-steel hoarding was erected around the Browne Doorway in Eyre Square, Galway, “in the interests of public safety and protection” on a temporary basis due to budget constraints. Photograph: Eric Luke

A temporary hoarding will remain around the famous Browne Doorway on Galway’s Eyre Square until the city council can find €40,000 to repair the(...)