Performers at the Galway International Arts Festival. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The old cliché of the welcoming Irish has been reinforced by a new travel survey which places three of our cities in the top four for global friendlin(...)

UCC president Dr Michael Murphy. Photograph: UCC

State agencies and Government departments should be subjected to international peer review on a regular basis to ensure greater efficiency and effecti(...)

Niall Hanley: his most recent venture is a beer garden with 366 beers on tap and 144 of them are from North Carolina

When Niall Hanley left Claremorris, Co Mayo, for Boston 20 years ago, setting a Guinness World Record was the last thing on his mind. Armed with a de(...)

Dublin fans create an atmosphere on Hill 16. Tickets for the county’s All-Ireland semi-final clash with Mayo sold out very quickly. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA realised when the recession hit that it would face a significant challenge to maintain attendance figures. According its director general Pára(...)

Aer Arann Islands owner Pádraig Ó Céidigh said he was ‘devastated’ at the decision and said it represented a blow to the islands. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh, has agreed to meet an Aran Islands delegation next Tuesday over his decision to award the State’(...)

The seemingly unstoppable thirst for craft beer will be somewhat sated at the Irish Craft Beer Festival this week, which takes place at the RDS fro(...)

Kerry footballers celebrate their Munster final victory over Cork. The success of a small number of teams in provincial championships has sparked calls for  a two-tier system. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

After Kerry’s victory over Tyrone, one feature of the All-Ireland final has been confirmed: despite the back-door system, once again two provincial ch(...)

Cork’s Jimmy Barry Murphy (left) and Dublin legend Jimmy Keaveney, who were inducted into the GAA Museum Hall of Fame at Croke Park, Dublin. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile.

As one of the two new inductees – along with Dublin footballer Jimmy Keaveney – into the GAA Museum’s Hall of Fame Jimmy Barry-Murphy was immediately (...)

Joe McHugh: said Executive Helicopters Ltd had been selected as the “preferred tenderer” for the Aran Island air service contract for the next four years

Aer Arann Islands airline owner Pádraig Ó Céidigh has said he is “devastated” and “disappointed” at a Government decision to award the State’s air ser(...)

Fianna Fáil Councillor Ivan Connaughton said:  “There will be people who will not be happy with my decision, but I have do what is in the best interest for the people of Roscommon and the people of Galway.”

Fianna Fáil Councillor Ivan Connaughton is considering running as an Independent in the next general election. Mr Connaughton, who ran for the party i(...)