Nina Carberry (left) and Jane Mangan after they were presented with the Mary Hyde cup having tied  as leading women rider for the national hunt season, on day one of the Galway Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

In the grander scheme of things, the only tip that mattered on the first evening of Galway’s Race Week was to be found in the blue and gold colours i(...)

A mother who sexually exploited her young daughter has been handed a 14-year sentence. The west of Ireland woman (47), who cannot be named to prote(...)

Cathal O’Malley was rushed to the Midland Regional Hospital in Tullamore where he was pronounced dead. Image: Google Street View

Tributes were paid today to father of two Cathal O’Malley (45) from Co Galway, killed when his horse fell on him during a competitive hunter tr(...)

A file image of the scene outside Longford Court House last October where a 30-year-old man  was charged with serious sexual assult on two young girls in Athlone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The man who repeatedly raped two little girls in Athlone has started an appeal against his life sentence. The 30-year-old father of two (...)

Joe McCaul and his sister Donna had shot to stardom  when they were chosen to represent Ireland in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Former Eurovision star Joe McCaul has revealed he has been diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis.The 25-year-old singer spoke today of receiving the shock(...)

Solomon Soremekun, who died from injuries sustained in a lift shaft in an office building in Galway on Monday afternoon, was buried yesterday.

The mother of the three-year-old boy who was killed in a lift shaft in Galway last week was too distraught to attend his funeral.Omolara Alibi grieved(...)

The scene outside Longford Court House early last month as a man was driven away after being charged with the rape of two young girls in Athlone. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A man has admitted raping two young girls at a house in Athlone in a crime which shocked the nation.The 30-year-old father of two has indicated he wil(...)

 Clean bottled water: Cryptosporidiosis is a gut infection caused by a parasite and results in diarrhoea and nausea.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Efforts to ensure clean water in the west are to be fast-tracked following the latest episode of contamination.Roscommon County Council is now struggl(...)

A file photo of Oliver Kierans who appeared at Harristown District Court today. Photograph:  Philip Fitzpatrick.

A man charged with the murder of his estranged wife has been further remanded in custody.Oliver Kierans (56) of Drumbannon, Bailieborough, Co Cavan, a(...)

Sanjeev Chada (43) who has been charged with murdering his sons, Eoghan (10) and Ruairi (5).

A father charged with the murder of his two sons has been remanded in custody to appear in court next month.Sanjeev Chada (43) from Ballinkillen, Bage(...)