Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly and Tanaiste Joan Burton at the Labour Party conference at Killarney on Saturday morning . Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times 3:01

Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly has said he is not ruling out introducing legislation to deal with the high cost of rental accommodation.“We n(...)

NUI Galway  said on Friday  the occupational health questionnaire for  prospective employees was not an employment form and that its use was in line with standard practice in many companies.

NUI Galway (NUIG) has said that it will review its pre-employment health screening, following an accusation that a question relating to an applicant’s(...)

Mayo’s Cillian O’Connor make his first start of the year as his side face Monaghan at MacHale Park. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

SATURDAY Division One Tyrone v Derry, Healy Park, 7.0, Live Setanta Ireland  It’s been going from bad to worse for Derry and manage(...)

Scenes like this are NOT expected in Ireland in the coming days. This picture taken on February 26th,shows Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldiers training in the snow in Heihe, northeast China’s Heilongjiang province. Photograph: AFP/Getty

Don’t get carried away with the joys of spring just yet. With March around the corner more snow, hail and sleet is on the way for next week. Wi(...)

Archaeologist Michael Gibbons and local historian Michael Moylan who found the new panel of rock art on the Boheh stone near Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo.  Photograph: Keith Heneghan.

A rare sample of megalithic engraving or “rock-scribing” has been found on an ancient pilgrimage route to Croagh Patrick in Co Mayo.The prehistoric o(...)

Lorraine Higgins said estates faced issues ranging from building companies in receivership to financial institutions holding bonds that could not be accessed because of the preferential creditors’ rules.

Residents of a Galway housing estate were waiting 40 years for it to be taken over by the county council, Labour Senator Lorraine Higgins has said.Sh(...)

Galway GP Dr Mary Rogan  has said that the human rights of the elderly are being breached on a regular basis due to inadequate staffing levels in public hospitals. File photograph: Getty Images/Stockphoto

A north Galway GP has said that the human rights of the elderly are being breached on a regular basis due to inadequate staffing levels in public hosp(...)

Independent TD Tom Fleming: ‘The inner parts of towns are becoming denuded of people because of the growth of large multiples on the outskirts.’ Photograph: David Sleator

Independent TD Tom Fleming claimed there was a “two-speed” economic recovery under way.He said while Dublin and some of the larger cities and urban ar(...)

Mary Immaculate College, Limerick  manager Eamonn Cregan with player Declan Hannon. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Even now, well into their second century, the GAA’s third-level education competitions continue to occupy a sort of demi monde as far as the Gaelic ga(...)

Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport Paschal Donohoe was one of the speakers at the annual Irish Hotels Federation conference. The conference heard how the Government’s special VAT rate was crucial to lessening the rate of insolvency within the industry. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

There were 145 insolvent hotels in the State at the end of 2014 and the industry would have been in much worse shape were it not for the Government’s (...)