Catholic Bishop of Galway Martin Drennan said homosexual activity was “morally wrong behaviour”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) has stood down a Galway fund committee that last year allocated €45,000 to a resource centre for the lesbian, gay(...)

Maureen O’Hara and John Wayne in The Quiet Man. Photograph: Kobal

When Seán Ó Tuairisg was a gasúr in short pants at school in Connemara, he was out in the playground when the film crew associated with John Ford’s Th(...)

Planning permission was recently granted to US technology giant Apple to build a new data centre near Athenry, Co Galway.

Some 18 companies are either in the process of establishing a data centre in Ireland or are significantly expanding existing operations in an overal(...)

Derek Cooke from Newcastle West, Limerick, with his donkeys at the Ballinasloe October Fair. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Glorious autumnal weather provided the perfect backdrop as thousands descended on Ballinasloe yesterday for the oldest horse fair in Europe. Over 80(...)

Work begins on the demolition of the Clydagh Bridge near Moycullen in Co Galway on Tuesday. Photograph: Shayna Davidson

Workmen have begun demolishing a 19 Century bridge in Co Galway after efforts by some local residents to preserve the structure failed. The Clydagh B(...)

Minister  Joe McHugh says competition for the State’s Aran Islands air-service contract remains ‘live’

Minister for the Gaeltacht Joe McHugh said competition for the State’s Aran Islands air-service contract remains “live” as hundreds of islanders cal(...)

Cllr James Charity was being lined up to run in the Galway West constituency for Renua but will now revert to running as an Independent. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Renua Ireland has said it will rerun its selection convention for Galway West following the resignation of the party’s high-profile candidate in the c(...)

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Department of Transport has denied that the Minister for Transport must recommend a selected Galway bypass to Europe before the route applicati(...)

The Apple logo. A group of Galway residents have objected to the planned location of a new Apple data centre near Athenry. File photograph: Aly Song/Reuters

Apple has chosen the “wrong site” for its proposed €850 million data centre near Athenry, Co Galway, according to a group of residents who have object(...)

Flowers at St Marys College in Rathmines, Dublin, where late UCD student Niccolai Schuster had previously  studied.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A minute’s silence will be observed during conferring ceremonies at University College Dublin (UCD) in memory of three of its students who died in the(...)