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(...)

Zeenie Summers: struggled with depression and homelessness in Galway, but found solace in singing and dress-making. Photograph: Sara Freund

This week in Life & Style we will be exploring loneliness from every angle in a new series, All the Lonely People. We want to hear from reader(...)

Labour Party councillor Niall McNelis says the facility, which allows people to earn up to €12,000 tax-free a year from renting a room, is “not sufficient”

A Galway city councillor has called on the Government to expand the tax incentive attached to the “rent a room” scheme as one way of easing the accomm(...)