Former minister of state for the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley

Enterprise Ireland has confirmed that it expressed concern almost two years ago about the sale of State-owned seaweed company Arramara Teoranta by Úd(...)

New York-based publisher Niall O’Dowd says TDs and Senators must put pressure on the US Government to improve the situation of Irish illegals. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

New York-based publisher Niall O’Dowd has told TDs and Senators to put pressure on the US Government to improve the situation of Irish illegals.Mr O’D(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan: she said the task force consisted of a number of highly respected members from inside, and external to, NUI Galway. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said she is satisfied NUI Galway is being proactive in dealing with gender discrimination.She told the Sean(...)

Sinn Fein spokesman for the diaspora Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh

Sinn Féin has sharply criticised the Government’s failure in its new diaspora policy, to deal with the right of emigrants to vote.The party’s new spok(...)

NUI Galway  said on Friday  the occupational health questionnaire for  prospective employees was not an employment form and that its use was in line with standard practice in many companies.

NUI Galway (NUIG) has said that it will review its pre-employment health screening, following an accusation that a question relating to an applicant’s(...)

Gardaí are investigating are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire in a mobile home which claimed the life of a man in Connemara
, Galway,
 over the weekend. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí in Galway are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire in a mobile home which claimed the life of a man in Connemara over the weekend(...)

John and Mary Geoghegan on their land overlooking the Owenriff River and Lough Graffard.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) experts and consultants have expressed “major concerns” about a Connemara roadway scheme that was given Bor(...)

Senator Ronan Mullen with asylum seekers Maurice Kiesse, Patricia Murambinda and Gerald Musekiwa before his Private Members’ motion in the Seanad. Photograph: Alan Betson 3:03

Internal Government briefing material claims any alternative to the direct provision system for asylum seekers may result in a “pull factor” for those(...)

 Minister for Health Leo Varadkar is being urged  to discuss Andrew Lydon’s case with the HSE “to see what can be done to assist him and to extend his life expectancy”.

Galway Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh has appealed to Minister for Health Leo Varadkar to help extend the life expectancy of a Connemara man(...)

Edward Kilcullen collects seaweed for the Kilcullen Seaweed baths. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

State development company Údarás na Gaeltachta has denied that guaranteed harvesting rights on the west coast were part of a deal to sell its share(...)