Best hat winner Danielle Gingell, from Claremorris, Co Mayo, winner of the Kilkenny best dressed lady prize Alex Butler, from Midleton, Co Cork, and best Irish design winner Mary White, from Claremorris, Co Mayo, at Galway. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Galway public may have recently voted in favour of marriage equality, but there were calls for another form of parity at Ballybrit. Laois-born Leo(...)

Alex Butler from Middleton,  Co Cork won the  Best Dressed Lady prize at the Galway Races. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

East Cork native Alex Butler has won the Best Dressed Lady title at this year’s Galway Races at Ballybrit. Ms Butler from Ballyedmond, Midleton, won(...)

Minister of State Michael Ring, who was invited to the family wedding in Mayo, said on Thursday “this tragedy is beyond comprehension. It’s truly awful”.

The four-year-old boy killed when struck by a tractor in Erris, Co Mayo on Wednesday night had been holidaying with his parents in the area in advance(...)

Teresa Scahill from Dunmore who has won a battle with her bank to honor a  £1,000 lodgement made over 40 years ago by her late husband. Photograph: Ray Ryan

A Galway pensioner has won her battle with Ulster Bank to honour a lodgement made by her late husband more than 40 years ago. Teresa Scahill (89) spe(...)

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Love: The Latin Quarter Okay, so there’s always been something faintly ridiculous about the Latin Quarter name but the Cross St, High St, Quay St axis(...)

Anne Enright: she invited four short-story writers to perform their work which was animated by song. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is not that subtle, but barometers don’t tend to register the distinct and particular shift in Galway city’s atmospheric pressure on the last Sunda(...)

The cuts have been uneven, varying hugely between Tullamore and Galway. Photograph: Getty Images

There is a saying that a nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest and most vulnerable members. This reflects poorly on our governme(...)

Trainer Gordon Elliott: will be hoping The Game Changer can secure €300,000 first prize for the Galway Hurdle.  Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The financial aspect of Ireland’s richest ever National Hunt race is reason enough to target the Guinness Galway Hurdle but Gordon Elliott probably(...)

David Wachman: runs Queen Nefertiti in the Listed Corrib Stakes at Galway. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The David Wachman-Wayne Lordan team picked up Tuesday’s big handicap with Hint Of A Tint and can now secure Galway’s black-type prize through Queen N(...)

Shanahan’s Turn and Jonathan Burke (third from right) on their way to winning the Galway Plate. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Johnny Burke cemented his Ballybrit love affair in style when Shanahan’s Turn emerged best in an incident-packed Tote Galway Plate for the 19-year-(...)