The prizemoney for the Galway Hurdle has been boosted to €300,000.  Photograph: Inpho.

Prizemoney for the Guinness Galway Hurdle at the end of July has been boosted to €300,000, making it the richest National Hunt race ever run in Irelan(...)

John Flaherty, CEO of C&F. “We know where the money went, the Irish banks are investigating, and the Embassy in Beijing is involved,” said one C&F source

Galway-based toolmaker C&F Automotive has been defrauded in an apparent $428,934 (€385,947) scam after one of its Chinese suppliers had their bank(...)

Emergency services from Mayo and Galway were last night battling a major fire which broke out at an agricultural machinery business in Ballinrobe, south Mayo

Emergency services from Mayo and Galway managed to contain a major fire which broke out at an agricultural machinery business in Ballinrobe, south Ma(...)

Late former  minister  Sean MacBride (right) with his mother Maud Gonne MacBride and his son Tiernan, photographed in 1948. File photograph: The Irish Times

A signed first edition of Maud Gonne MacBride’s autobiography fetched €5,200 at a fundraiser for poet WB Yeats’s former summer home at Thoor Ballylee (...)

White-tailed eagle chick in a nest in Co Clare. Photograph: Allan Mee, Golden Eagle Trust

The programme to re-introduce white-tailed eagles in Ireland has been given a boost following the successful hatching of five chicks. Eight pairs of (...)

A postmortem is expected to be carried out on Monday on a 49-year-old woman who was found dead in unexplained circumstances in south Mayo on Sunday.

A postmortem is expected to be carried out on Monday on the body of a 49-year-old woman who was found dead in unexplained circumstances in south Mayo (...)

Dublin’s Ryan O’Dwyer is tackled by Galway’s Joe Canning, Jonathan Glynn and Cathal Mannion. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

So at Croke Park in the Leinster Championship, two Cunninghams – neither from the province – came face to face: Ger in charge of Dublin and Anthony, i(...)

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, who conducted the ceremony at St Patrick’s College, Maynooth at which nine men were ordained deacons. Photograph: Alan Betson

Nine men were ordained deacons, the penultimate step before ordination to the Catholic priesthood, in Maynooth on Sunday. The ceremony was conducted b(...)

Former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley waves to the crowd with his wife, Katie, after formally announcing his campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in Maryland. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Barbara O’Malley recalls the first time her son Martin ran for office. It was high school, the eighth grade and O’Malley was 14. As well as passing on(...)

Democratic US presidential candidate and former Governor of Maryland Martin O’Malley formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination in Federal Hill Park in Baltimore, Maryland May 30, 2015. Photograph: Jim Bourg/Reuters

Protesters angered at Martin O’Malley’s zero tolerance policing policy as mayor of Baltimore heckled the Irish-American politician during his presiden(...)