Repair work is carried out on the stern of Galway hooker Naomh Bairbre which sailed from Chicago across the Atlantic in 2006. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy 2:42

When a Connemara-born construction worker began building his life’s dream in an abandoned spice factory down by the Chicago river, friends back hom(...)

Gardaí are investigating are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire in a mobile home which claimed the life of a man in Connemara
, Galway,
 over the weekend. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Gardaí in Galway are investigating the circumstances surrounding a fire in a mobile home which claimed the life of a man in Connemara over the weekend(...)

A technical examination of the Westmeath blaze scene has indicated that the fire was started accidentally. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A retired welder died in a fire at his family home at the weekend.Noel Gunning (56) died when the blaze broke out at the house in Jordanstown, Ballyn(...)

 Garda Commissioner Martin Callinan has referred incident  to the Garda Ombudsman. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission has appealed to witnesses to an incident in Galway in which a man drowned in the river Corrib.The investigatio(...)

Postmortem was scheduled for University Hospital Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke

As investigations continue into the death of a young boy caught in a lift shaft in Galway, the city mayor has visited the child’s mother to convey the(...)

Gardaí at the lift area inside the main entrance in the Hynes Building in Galway city following the death of a three-year-old boy.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Two inquiries are under way into the circumstances surrounding the death of a three-year-old boy who became trapped in a lift shaft in a Galway cit(...)