Junior Transport Minister Alan Kelly launches a new part of the Western Greenway. Taoiseach Enda Kenny cited the trail as a rural success story. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Financial help for struggling rural towns, and greater collaboration between Government departments and agencies, are among the recommendations(...)

Western and southern counties have experienced serious flooding in recent weeks. This undated handout photo issued by Defence Forces Ireland of flooding along the river Shannon near Ballinalose. File photorgaph: Defence Forces Ireland/PA Wire

Galway County Council has requested help from the Defence Forces to assist five families who are struggling to access their homes in the Ardrah(...)

Dr Padraic Kenna of school of law at National University of Ireland Galway: “Today, an eviction represents the collision of basic human rights with property rights . . .” Photograph: Aengus McMahon

The pace and extent of evictions from housing across 28 EU member states is to be measured in a €1 million research project led by a Galway law lectur(...)

The remains of Niall Donoghue are carried by friends and team mates through Kilbeacanty today. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Moving tributes were paid to Galway hurler Niall Donohue by family, friends and leading GAA figures at his funeral in south Galway earlier today.Over (...)

 Alex White TD, Minister of State at the Department of Health with responsibility for Primary Care, with Anne Corridan, president of the Institute of Community Health Nursing at the   International Public Health Nursing Conference in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy

It took 20 years for research aimed at preventing cot deaths to be put into practice, and the volume of medical research now being published could mak(...)

 The remains of murdered brothers Tom and Jack Blaine are carried from The Church Of The Holy Rosary after funeral mass in Castlebar, Co. Mayo, by family members today. Photograph: Keith Heneghan/Phocus

“Around the town he laid kisses,Soft and wet they glistened on windows and doorframes,They were his gifts, each one a puckered blessing,Bent into a sw(...)

  Irish honeybee populations may be restored to the wild under a new research project led by NUI Galway

The native Irish honeybee may be returned to the wild for the first time if plans for a dedicated research centre at NUI Galway (NUIG) bear fruit.Ther(...)

Protesters opposing the septic tank charges in a rally last year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

There’s a seanfhocail or Irish proverb that says wealth or money makes friendship. Howe(...)

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