Imam Ibrahim Noonan at the entrance to the Maryam Mosque on the Old Monivea Road, Ballybrit, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When Imam Ibrahim Noonan began celebrating the Qu’ran in a housing estate in Galway, his hope was that the temporary mosque in Wellpark would be repla(...)

Marty Walsh has dual US and Irish citizenship and grew up in a household in Boston where Irish was spoken. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/The New York Times 2:26

A beaming Marty Walsh declared “Tá mé go maith” at Shannon airport this morning as he was given a rapturous welcome on his first visit to Ireland as m(...)

Joint research projects by NUIG and the Mayo Clinic will focus on a number of key strategic areas, including adult stem-cell therapy, gene therapy, biomaterials and biomedical engineering, the two institutes have said. Illustration: Getty

NUI Galway and the Mayo Clinic in the US plan to collaborate on clinical trials using regenerative medicine, following the signing of a memorandum o(...)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology:  president Michael Carmody  said yesterday there had been “misinformed comment in the media”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has confirmed that it has initiated disciplinary proceedings, following an external investigation into pla(...)

American author Suzanne Strempek Shea (l) with Mags Riordan, the subject of her new book, and Leo Moran of The Saw Doctors. Strempek Shea will be reading at this year’s Clifden Arts Festival. Photograph: Suzanne Strempek Shea

A tribute to composer Seán Ó Riada by musicians Micheál Ó Suilleabháin and Mel Mercier and Druid Theatre’s latest Tom Murphy productions are among hig(...)

Paul Geaney gained great experience in the Sigerson Cup before starring for the Kerry senior football team. Photograph: Inpho.

On Sunday when Kerry take on Donegal in the All-Ireland minor final, the county will be marking 20 years since previously winning the Tom Markham Cup(...)

With the housing market recovery under way, some buyers are contemplating the purchase of a weekend holiday home on the west coast while the prices ar(...)

Karin Dubsky of Coastwatch Ireland said the Government was also preparing measures to bring our seas to “good environmental status” under a new EU marine directive. Photograph: Provision

A new Foreshore Bill, about to go before the Oireachtas, will “radically change coastal responsibilities” and give ordinary citizens a chance to part(...)

Pictured at today’s launch of the Patients First campaign are (l-r): Dr. John Duddy Irish Medical Organisation (IMO), Dr. Hilary Dunne Patients Opinion, Claire Mahon Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO), Stephen McMahon Irish Patients Association. Photograph: Lisa Moyles

Patients, doctors and nurses have joined forces to campaign against any cuts to the health services in the forthcoming Budget.The Irish Medical Organi(...)

Minister for Communications Alex White: “It’s one of those things we have been talking about for a long time and we are now at the point that is capable of delivery.”   Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish  Times

Minister for Communications Alex White says the new national postcode system – known as Eircode – will be introduced in early 2015. Mr White has to(...)