Galway City Hall: The nine Traveller families with 15 children had moved 10 caravans into the carpark of the offices  on Friday to highlight their situation. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

A group of Traveller families has moved to a beach on the east side of Galway city, as efforts by Galway City Council continue to try to resolve their(...)

The Traveller families had been in private rented accommodation, but were compelled to move out more than six months ago. Photograph: PA

Nine Traveller families drove a caravan convoy into Galway City Hall on Friday in an attempt to highlight their accommodation issue. The young famili(...)

Eileen Cleary with her daughter Leona (3) and nine-month-old son Ricko: The family, along with 10 others, has been given until at least Tuesday evening to vacate the site. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Traveller families with 15 young children who were facing eviction from an unauthorised site in Galway have been given a temporary reprieve, following(...)

Eileen Cleary with her daughter Leona (3) and nine-month-old son Ricko: The family, along with 10 others,     is due to register as homeless   when the notice to quit the entrance to Barna Recycling on the Headford road in Galway comes into force on Friday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Eleven Traveller families with 15 young children who have been living in caravans at the entrance to a Galway city waste facility the past six months(...)

Aeriel footage of flooding in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Residents of the Kilganey area of Clonmel, Co Tipperary are leaving their homes this evening as the river Suir continues to rise. The decision was t(...)

A  wave break over the promenade at Tramore, Co Waterford at high tide earlier this week as Storm Frank unleashed its full power. Photograph: Noel Browne

A number of communities remain on flood alert with further bands of heavy rain expected to move across the State in the coming days. Met Éireann la(...)

 A woman walks alone on the Great South Wall in Dublin   after weather warnings were issued by the National Emergency Co-Ordination Centre. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Members of the public have been asked to exercise extreme caution when walking along exposed seafronts and piers, given the expected high tides and in(...)

 Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh is set to step down from his position.

Fine Gael TD Brian Walsh has announced that he will not contest the next general election on medical grounds. Mr Walsh (43), who represents the Galway(...)

Residents at the Moyola Park estate in Galway have been told not to use the water from the public supply until further notice. Photograph: Thinkstock

Residents of a housing estate in Galway have been told for the second time this year not to use the public water supply after they smelt kerosene in t(...)

The Pádraic Ó Conaire  statue is removed by forklift from Galway City Museum for transport to the Cast Bronze Foundry in Dublin. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Were he alive to puff his pipe, Galway writer and satirist Pádraic Ó Conaire would have had a chuckle or two about his latest adventure – or that of h(...)