Galway city’s population is expected to double by 2040. Resource efficiency will become “accepted wisdom”, there will be a shift in the concept of “waste” with 100 per cent re-use of materials also becoming a norm.

In 2040 a flood-prone Atlantic seaboard will be contributing “blue energy” – created by harnessing the waves and the wind – to the east coast, with wa(...)

The perspex-and-steel hoarding was erected around the Browne Doorway in Eyre Square, Galway, “in the interests of public safety and protection” on a temporary basis due to budget constraints. Photograph: Eric Luke

A temporary hoarding will remain around the famous Browne Doorway on Galway’s Eyre Square until the city council can find €40,000 to repair the(...)