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(...)

Jimmy Deenihan, Minister for Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht: “The evolution of public assemblies through representative government to modern democracy in Ireland is a worthy topic for discussion.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The decision to have a series of Seanad statements on the 750th anniversary of the first known Irish parliament was criticised in the House yesterday(...)

Éamon Ó Cuív has called on Údarás na Gaeltachta to disclose the sale price of State seaweed company Arramara. Image: Google Street View

Former Gaeltacht minister Éamon Ó Cuív has called on Údarás na Gaeltachta to disclose the sale price of State seaweed company Arramara to a Canadian m(...)

Screengrab of the Minister of State at the Department of the Gaeltacht Dinny McGinley at the Oireachtas sub-committee on the 20-Year Strategy for the Irish Language this afternoon.

The Government is planning to row back on provisions in legislation guaranteeing Irish speakers equal access to State services, according to a (...)

Irish language commissioner Seán Ó Cuirreáin speaking to the large crowd of people who came out yesterday to bid him farewell as he was vacating his office near Spiddal, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The Government’s failure to protect linguistic rights of Irish speakers was denounced in the State’s largest Gaeltacht yesterday, when hundreds of (...)

Mourners leave lighted candles following the funeral service  Solomon Soremekun. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A grieving mother is to travel home to her family in Nigeria to mourn her three-year-old son who died in Galway last week. Omolara Alibi is making pla(...)

Solomon Soremekun, who died from injuries sustained in a lift shaft in an office building in Galway on Monday afternoon, was buried yesterday.

The mother of the three-year-old boy who was killed in a lift shaft in Galway last week was too distraught to attend his funeral.Omolara Alibi grieved(...)