Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh will meet an Aran Islands delegation on Tuesday over his decision to award the State’s air service cont(...)

Aer Arann Islands owner Pádraig Ó Céidigh said he was ‘devastated’ at the decision and said it represented a blow to the islands. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Minister of State for the Gaeltacht, Joe McHugh, has agreed to meet an Aran Islands delegation next Tuesday over his decision to award the State’(...)

University Hospital Galway: Ray Walsh was found dead in the grounds of a Galway school eight days after leaving the hospital’s psychiatric unit. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The sister of a Galway man whose body was found eight days after he had been reported missing from University Hospital Galway’s (UHG) psychiatric unit(...)

 Gerry Adams: IRA were not involved in the killing of Kevin McGuigan in east Belfast, Sinn Féin leader says. File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams said last night that the IRA were not involved in the “brutal murder” of Kevin McGuigan in east Belfast earlier this mont(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan visits ‘The Irish Times’ helpdesk in the paper’s offices on Tara Street in Dublin. Pictured with her are career guidance counsellors Brian Mooney, Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Minister for Education and Skills Jan O’Sullivan says she will give “every assistance” to an asylum seeker who is trying to secure a place in college (...)

Under the current civil debt legislation, utility companies including Irish Water as well as sole traders can apply to the courts to recover payment of debts ranging from €500 to €4,000.

Legislation to allow for the court-ordered attachment of earnings or social welfare payments of “won’t pay” debtors now goes to the President for sign(...)

Jillian van Turnhout, Alliance chief executive, and Dr Nóirín Hayes, chairperson of the Children’s Rights Alliance. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

People are still being imprisoned for non-payment of fines because legislation first passed five years ago to allow payment by instalment has not yet(...)

Scaffolding surrounds the 16th century O’Flaherty Castle on Ballynahinch Lake in Connemara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Management at the Connemara hotel owned by businessman Denis O’Brien says it has full authorisation for survey work currently being undertaken on a 16(...)

TÁ Comhionannas, the Irish Language group supporting Yes Equality, today launched its campaign for a YES vote in the upcoming Marrriage Equality Referundum. Pat Carey is pictured at the launch. Photograph:  Iain White

TÁ Comhionannas the Irish language group seeking a Yes vote in the upcoming referendum on same sex marriage officially launched its campaign in Dub(...)

Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, Sinn Féin: said the proposals for Irish citizens living abroad fell far short of what people wanted and deserved. Photograph: Alan Betson

Proposals to extend Seanad voting rights to emigrants and people living in the North are unlikely to be implemented before the election due early nex(...)