John Conneely from Gort na gCapall, Inish Mór, Co Galway, with an address at Cnoc an Oir, Rahoon, Galway, is seeking to recoup substantial legal costs against the State after it unsuccessfully prosecuted him twice this year in two lengthy trials at Galway Circuit Criminal Court for alleged breaches of fishing regulations. Photograph: Michaela Rehle/Reuters

An Aran Island skipper is seeking costs against the State after he was acquitted by two juries recently of breaching EU fishing regulations almost ten(...)

Portmarnock is one of six beaches that  have achieved dual  Blue Flag and Green Coast status. Photograph: Collins

Blue Flags have been awarded to 81 beaches and five marinas around the State’s coastline - six more than last year. Six of the 81 beaches are also amo(...)

Bidding on an apartment block in Doughiska, Galway ran for almost three hours. Photograph: nicholasgrundy.com

Allsop continues its march as a market disrupter on the traditional property landscape. It started four years ago with its clearance house approach to(...)

At the launch of the  Galway Arts Festival festival programme  are (from left):  Amy Conroy, Caoimhe Regan, artistic director Paul Fahy and Sonya Kelly. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Sculpture from Australia, new plays by Frank McGuinness and Amy Conroy, gigs by Kodaline and The Coronas, talks, trad and street theatre. The 2015 Gal(...)

New bye-laws have been drafted to provide more wide-ranging powers in response to repeated incidents of loutish behaviour and vast numbers of beer cans left behind on beaches and green areas in Galway during the summer months. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Lifeguards, as well as gardaí, may soon have the power to seize alcohol from rowdy crowds on beaches in the west. New bye-laws have been drafted to pr(...)

Galway Bay Against Salmon Cages claimed viruses associated with farmed salmon could have ‘infected’ the bay. File photograph: AlexRaths/Getty Images/iStockphoto

The Sea Fisheries Protection Authority is investigating the circumstances surrounding the recent dumping of dead fish off Spiddal beach, Co Galway. A(...)

Gardaí released two of the men arrested for the car burglaries without charge, while the other man went before court in Cloverhill. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Gardaí in the midlands have broken up a car theft gang, recovering up to eight stolen vehicles in the process. In a major operation which is continuin(...)

Hundreds of homes and businesses near Galway city centre were left without a water supply after a mains pipe leaked overnight. Photograph: Ian Waldie/Bloomberg

Hundreds of homes and businesses near Galway city were left without water yesterday after a road collapsed. A truck driver had to summon help after hi(...)

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin’s Merrion Hotel has won the top prize at the Irish Restaurant Awards.

Restaurant Patrick Guilbaud in Dublin’s Merrion Hotel has been chosen as the best restaurant in the country. The restaurant, the only eaterie i(...)

Up to 13 houses in the towns of Mullingar, Athlone and Moate were targeted by teams of gardaí.

Seven people are being questioned by gardaí after homes across the midlands were searched as part of a crackdown on feuding Traveller gangs.A large nu(...)