Protesters from the ‘We Won’t Pay’ campaign returning water packs collected at protests to Pearse Roe, of Irish Water, earlier this month. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Many local authorities across the State have confirmed they will not intervene to ensure their tenants sign up with or pay their bills to Irish Water.(...)

Tommy Lennon with his creation of a giant-size trumpet at Galway’s Cross Street yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Wellingtons may be de rigueur, but the hosts of Galway’s jazz festival are confident that a potential flood warning for the city will not deter music(...)

Galway residents hope a community park will be built on a site earmarked for a Tesco hypermarket.This follows An Bord Pleanála’s decision to refuse p(...)

The proposed Tesco hypermarket close to Galway’s city centre would have cost €15 million to build. Photograph: Luke MacGregor/Reuters

Bord Pleanála has refused a planning application for a Tesco hypermarket close to Galway’s city centre.The appeals board has ruled the €15 million pro(...)

A street in central Galway. More than 500 participants, including 59 international artists, are participating in the third annual Fringe festival 1:48

Suns never set on festivals in Galway, with two gearing up to open even as the film fleadh draws to a close. Sculptor John Behan initiated the city’s (...)

Flying the flag for Macnas yesterday were artistic director Noeleen Kavanagh (left) and general manager Sharon O’Grady at the launch of their fundraising drive for their 2014 Halloween Parade. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Macnas artists staged a “pop-up” carnival in Galway City Museum yesterday evening to highlight a new fundraising drive for this year’s parade.The stre(...)

 Galway aims to be “best placed” in race for European Capital of Culture. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway has fired the first shots in the contest for European Capital of Culture designation in 2020 with the appointment of an NUI Galway team to prep(...)

Sinn Féin has mopped up council places with young, articulate and well-educated candidates, consolidating existing Dáil seats and putting in place (...)

Ingo Giezendanner exhibit at EVA International 2014. Photograph: Eamonn O’Mahony/Studioworks

Alongside the intriguing and provocative art works at Eva International, Ireland’s major biennial art exhibition, which opened recently in Limerick(...)

Full list of candidates Galway may be the State’s most ethnically diverse city, with several “new Irish” candidates standing in 2005 and 2009, (...)