Apple says  it will use renewable energy in Athenry which it will purchase  from a provider, as opposed to building a windfarm. Photograph: Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images

Multinationals don’t normally come to the west of Ireland for weather, but that doesn’t apply to Apple and Athenry. The sleet and the storm force wind(...)

Former Galway mayor and Independent Cllr Catherine Connolly has questioned why light rail was not considered by the planners. Photograph: The Irish Times

Galway Racecourse manager John Moloney has warned that most of the routes proposed for the city’s new bypass run through Ballybrit and could force the(...)

Galway bypass: the proposed new route  is expected to cost between €500 million and €750 million under public private partnership. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Galway residents have expressed serious concern at proposals to route a new bypass around the city that will result in the demolition of between 30(...)

Thoor Ballylee, near Gort, Co  Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Thoor Ballylee in south Galway where WB Yeats would climb his “winding, gyring, spring treadmill of a stair” may become a new cultural centre if fundi(...)

Work is carried out by Galway County Council at An tSeancéibh in Spiddal. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pier users in Spiddal, Co Galway, have accused Galway County Council of “environmental vandalism” from storm damage works in the harbour.The works, in(...)

Residents of the Connemara community of Rosmuc have accused Údarás na Gaeltachta of trying to “airbrush” 1916 Rising leader Pádraig Pearse out of plans to build a cultural centre close to his former cottage

Residents of the Connemara community of Rosmuc have accused Údarás na Gaeltachta of trying to “airbrush” 1916 Rising leader Pádraig Pearse out of plan(...)

Thousands of documents from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food were found on  Athenry Rd out of Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Andy Newman

Three investigations are now underway into how thousands of documents containing farmers’ personal details ended up on a roadside outside Tuam, Co Gal(...)

A production still from Gareth Kennedy’s The Last Wooden House of Kupchino. Photograph: Ekaterina Sytnik

Invented Tradition – Gareth Kennedy Galway Arts Centre **** The editors of the book The Invention of Tradition, historians Eric Hobsbawm and Te(...)

Fan Nóiméad, a Galway County Council public art commission, realised for the town of Headford

Patrick Connolly is skilled at building seacraft, rather than rainproof sculptures. However, the Inverin boatbuilder’s accidental encounter with arti(...)

John and Mary Geoghegan on their land overlooking the Owenriff River and Lough Graffard.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) experts and consultants have expressed “major concerns” about a Connemara roadway scheme that was given Bor(...)