John O’Mahony said Mayo and Galway West shared similar issues that he had worked on during his time in the Dáil. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Mayo TD John O’Mahony has decided to change constituencies to Galway West ahead of the General Election despite previously saying he was being treated(...)

Inis Mór, the largest of the Aran Islands. The airlink involves subsidising islanders’ use of three daily return flights to and from Inis Mór on weekdays and two return flights at weekends

Aran islanders have appealed to the Government to avert cutbacks to their air link which could jeopardise the economic viability of coastal communitie(...)

Michelle Mulherin is Fine Gael’s only female TD in the Mayo constituency. A Fine Gael source highlighted her strength in her Ballina base, in contrast with John O’Mahony’s loss of 10,000 voters from his area following boundary changes. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

A constituency colleague of Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said he is being treated as a “movable feast” to ensure Fine Gael complies with gender quota legi(...)

Senator Hildegarde Naughton (above) has a “strong public image” but “poor knowledge of the political landscape”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Fine Gael could be damaged in Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s Mayo constituency because of “real concerns over perceived lack of Government delivery”, accordi(...)

The Galway bypass scheme relies mainly on road options cutting through the city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Opponents of the Galway bypass plan, which is due to be debated at a special city council meeting on Monday 23rd, have received legal opinion questio(...)

Fine Gael Mayo TD John O’Mahony said he has made no ‘final decision’ over whether he will move constituency to Galway West for the general election. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

There is increased speculation that Fine Gael Mayo TD John O’Mahony will move constituency to Galway West for the general election after the loss of (...)

Derek Nolan, centre: told the Dáil the level of anger on the streets of Galway about Irish Water was off the scale. Photograph: David Sleator

Government backbenchers expressed concern in the Dáil yesterday about Irish Water and the charges to be implemented. Sean Kyne (FG) said he wished he(...)

Galway Mountain Rescue Team call on Government for review of tax issue.

A mountain rescue group has called on the Government to review a tax issue that it says is putting financial pressure on voluntary organisations.The (...)

Seán Kyne: his advise to Joe McHugh is to keep practising and speaking with as many different people as possible. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

New Minister for Gaeltacht Affairs Joe McHugh could learn an Irish lesson or two from his party colleague in Galway West. Seán Kyne, the last TD to be(...)

Former minister for finance Charlie McCreevy formally presented the controversial decentralisation programme to Cabinet colleagues hours before unveiling his 2004 Budget in the Dáil, Freedom of Information (FoI) records show.

Former minister for finance Charlie McCreevy formally presented the controversial decentralisation programme to Cabinet colleagues hours before unv(...)