Thousands of documents containing sensitive information and details relating to the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Environment Protection Scheme  were found scattered along a road near Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Andy Newman

An investigation is underway into how thousands of farmers’ documents containing sensitive information were scattered on the roadside outside Tuam, Co(...)

 Roscommon’s Niall Daly in action against Galway’s Danny Cummins during the FBD final at Kiltoom, Co Roscommon. Photo: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Roscommon 4-8 Galway 1-12 There is something astir in the Primrose County. John Evans stood in the drizzle in Kiltoom and made a strong appeal (...)

Sam Smyth of Urban Plant Life surrounded by the Kentia palm (Howea forsteriana), one of his favourite indoor plants. Photographs: Richard Johnston

It’s not easy being a house plant. Too often, it’s expected to have the endurance skills of a French Foreign legionnaire along with a supernatural (...)

An aerial view of Galway Harbour.

Shannon Foynes port has rejected claims by Galway Harbour Company that there are “no viable alternatives” to its €126 million expansion plan.“The fact(...)

A great free day out in the West for Lego-mad young people aged 9 to 17- and their Lego-mad parents and teachers- is to be had at the Radisson Blu (...)

Eamon O’Shea acquired the reputation of being an innovative  hurling coach and when Liam Sheedy invited him in to join the Tipperary set up, the players instantly responded to  his training methods. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“I never retired! I didn’t retire. Babs didn’t pick me,” Eamon O’Shea clarifies with a laugh, lightly poking fun at his last days as the skilful, u(...)

2Wheels on South William Street in Dublin 2
Shoptalk: buying a bike

Until the recent bicycle boom, there were two types of bike shops in Ireland – those that barely hid their scorn when you asked to have a puncture (...)

Martin Naughton, disability rights campaigner. Photograph: Alan Betson

Martin Naughton faced the precipice. Fourteen steep concrete steps outside the Mater Hospital in Dublin stood between him and his ill friend inside. I(...)

Galway manager Kevin Walsh: will be hoping to build upon the county’s recent All-Ireland successes at U-21 level. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho
Previews

Saturday Waterford Crystal Cup (Munster SH) semi-finals Cork v Clare, Mallow, 1.0 – Cork make the customary raft of changes, resting Pau(...)

Mils Muliaina, confronted here by Phil Burleigh of Edinburgh, will captain Connacht against La Rochelle. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One of the abiding memories from the Sportsground last week was the performance of 25-year-old Connacht wing Matt Healy. He was quite simply exceptio(...)