Irish Water has advised some 4,700 people dependent on the public supply in Carraroe to boil their water until further notice. Archive photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Irish Water has identified cryptosporidium contamination in Carraroe’s public supply in Connemara. The discovery came as ten thousand homes and busin(...)

Newly elected Independent TD Catherine Connolly, a committed cyclist, leaving the Galway West count centre last weekend. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Máire Geoghegan-Quinn became the first woman to hold a Cabinet post since 1922, this newspaper recorded that the “tiresome comparisons with Count(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny with fine Gael deputies on the plinth of at Leinster House, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has told Fine Gael TDs another general election within the next two years is likely. Mr Noonan made his comments(...)

Seán Kyne (40), who has retained his Fine Gael seat in Galway West, was first elected in 2011 after two full recounts. When he filled the last of the (...)

St Patrick’s Boys’ National School in Galway city ran their own unofficial plebiscite, hosted by sixth class. Image: Google Streetview

Shock result – a Fine Gael senator tops the poll and Labour hangs on to its seat in Galway West. And Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív loses out to a rival(...)

Outgoing Fine Gael TDs Seán Kyne and John O’Mahony are set to come in behind Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív for the second and third seats in Galway West

Fine Gael and Sinn Féin look set to be the main beneficiaries in Galway West with John O’Mahony poised to make a successful transfer from his former c(...)

Tánaiste and Labour Party leader Joan Burton with Galway West candidate Derek Nolan TD. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The buzz of current affairs Joan Burton was up with the lark yesterday morning to make an appearance on TV3’s ‘Ireland AM’. Her fairly gentle turn(...)

Fine Gael TD John O’Mahony, joined by former Galway footballer Seán Óg Dr Paor and former Galway hurler Pat Malone (r), during their call to former Clare hurler Frank Lohan and his son Gus at their home in Oranmore, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The redrafting of the boundary in Galway West has led to a sort of homecoming for John O’Mahony. The football revolution he spearheaded in 1998, whi(...)

Language talks: The 20-year Language Strategy committee was discussed a recent report by linguist Conchúr Ó Giollagáin which said that Irish may no longer be the daily language of any Gaeltacht area by 2025. Illustration: Thinkstock

The time for reports and talking is over and action is now required to prevent the spectre of Irish dying as a living language, an Oireachtas committ(...)

Éamon O Cuiv: “S’é mo bharúil nach mairfidh an Ghaeltacht gan an Ghaeilge a bheith aitheanta mar theanga naisiunta.”

Gníomhartha atá ag teastáil anois ní caint ná tuairiscí chun todhchaí na Gaeilge a shealbhú, a dúirt iriseoir agus ionadaí pobail le fochoiste Oireach(...)