Niamh Lunny, Abbey Theatre head of costume, preparing a costume worn by Bob Acres played by Tom Vaughan Lawlor in The Rivals by  Sheridan. It forms part of the Performance Ireland 1904-2014 exhibition at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Scrapbooks kept by Lady Gregory, hundreds of set and costume designs, and an original prompt script for Sean O’Casey’s The Plough And The Stars are am(...)

The concepts of “academic freedom” and “university autonomy” tend to evoke different responses in readers: for academics and university manager(...)

In UCD, the first purpose-built university law school in Ireland is named after Peter Sutherland SC

Michael Smurfit’s got one. So too Peter Sutherland and Martin Naughton, one of Ireland’s richest men. Denis O’Brien has got one also, and what’(...)

Enda Kenny said Galway was now one of five global hubs in the medtech sector, which had a market worth €95 billion annually in the EU. Photograph: Andrew Downes

The Taoiseach has described as “mind-blowing” the work being conducted by some 300 scientists and researchers in biomedical science at NUI Galway (NUI(...)

Garry Hynes, artistic director of Druid; Prof Patrick Lonergan, NUI Galway and  Marie Mullen, Druid at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin  for the launch of the Druid Academy

nDruid goes to collegeNUIG is further capitalising on its role in theatre and drama education, cementing its relationship with Galway’s Druid Theatre,(...)

Embryonic stem cells have been highly valued for their ability to turn into any type of cell in the body.

Stem cells can be manufactured for human use for the first time in Ireland, following Irish Medicines Board licensing of a new facility in Galway.NUI (...)

Keith Duffy, Garry Hynes and Aisling O’Sullivan in Galway for the first day of rehearsals for Druid’s “Big Maggie” by John B Keane in February 2011. Hynes is to become adjunct professor at NUIG.

Druid Theatre and NUI Galway (NUIG) are to deepen their long relationship with a new “Druid Academy” to train the “theatre-makers of the future”.Tony-(...)

NUI Galway president Jim Browne.

International university ranking systems can be of value but they are also dangerous if too much weight is given to them, according to the president o(...)

Further delays could arise from the planning process; a report last year categorised the planning risk on the St James’s site as “moderate”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The new national children’s hospital is unlikely to be ready until 2019 “at the earliest”, according to sources involved in planning the projec(...)