Targets set under Minister for the Environment Alan Kelly’s Social Housing Strategy 2020 mean that the private sector will supply three-quarters of the new social housing to be supplied in several major local authority areas. Photograph: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Three-quarters of new social housing to be supplied in several major local authority areas under the Government’s social housing strategy will be sou(...)

Catherine Conneely,  mother of the late  Ronan Conneely (above), told his inquest he was “a very sociable, happy young lad. He was very kind, loyal and had loads of friends. We talk about him half the day, nearly every day. He was just a great son really.”

A student was fatally injured when he fell down a metre-high drop in a dark car park after attending a college ball, an inquest has heard.Ronan Connee(...)

Sentence increased for man who seriously assaulted his fiancée DPP v. McMenamy [2014]IECA 47 (Court of Appeal, Ryan P, December 18th, 2014) Court of A(...)

Investigations are continuing into kerosene contamination of water supplying a Galway city estate, where residents have been told that the water is sa(...)

Caitriona Moorish (above) eported the water contamination last week at Moyola Park in Newcastle, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Irish Water’s handling of a domestic water contamination issue in Galway has been criticised by affected residents who have questioned why it took so (...)

Waves crash against the Kerry coast in Dingle. Photograph: Gerald Horgan

Violent south-westerly winds battered towns and cities across the State throughout the night, with reports of fallen trees, spot flooding and structur(...)

 The promenade from the Claddagh to the lighthouse on Mutton Island is one of the few places left in Galway city where citizens can walk without being deafened by traffic noise. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

It can be hard to be physically active at this time of year but walking by the sea in Galway is an easily made health choice. The promenade from the C(...)

Seven appeals have been lodged against a decision by Galway City Council to grant permission for the erection of floodlights at Pearse Stadium in Salthill.

A second GAA stadium being earmarked as a potential 2023 Rugby World Cup venue could be ruled out of contention, depending on a decision by An Bord P(...)

Three swimming clubs and two water polo clubs involving over 1,000 young swimmers have expressed opposition to a plan to increase charges at Leisureland in Salthill, Galway, from January 1st. File photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Mayor of Galway Donal Lyons (Independent) says he is taking advice over “threatening emails” sent to him in response to increased charges for the c(...)

Billy Lawless

The White House has asked Galway businessman Billy Lawless, now a resident of Chicago, to introduce Barack Obama today in the president’s home town in(...)