Dagmara Dopierala with her two children, Ian (3) and Aidan (4), and her mother Iwona making some Polish food.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Dagmara Dopierala: ‘I don’t like being Polish, to be honest’ Dagmara Dopierala intended to stay in Ireland for only a year, to save a deposit f(...)

Three days of searches for Jason McNulty (25) ended on Saturday.

The family of a missing student have thanked gardaí and teams of volunteer helpers for their search efforts. Three days of searches for Jason McNult(...)

Water pollution: a plastic bag and a lionfish. Photograph: Thinkstock

Scientists recovered tiny plastic fibres in edible mussels taken from the wild and from supermarket shelves in Belgium last summer. The shellfish f(...)

Mark Campbell developed multimedia content and software for the doctor to show still images and video to the patient

A Galway entrepreneur has come up with an effective way to improve the clarity of doctor-patient discussions and he is about to embark on a crowdfund(...)

Open day at DIT’s Grangegorman campus
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UCD When: November 8th, 10am-4pm Life on campus: Ireland’s largest university, with more than 30,000 students, UCD has in recent years opened a(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina listen as Theo Dorgan recites his poem, Waystation, which is part of the Letterfrack Poetry Trail which the President opened. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

in Letterfrack President Michael D Higgins has warned against any attempt to “erase the past” when taking positive initiatives.Speaking in Letterfrack(...)

Fiona Lydon was at home with her husband Pat and 23-year-old son at Tooreena near Renvyle, Co Galway,  at about 10.30am yesterday when lightning struck the roof of their bungalow, as the gale force winds of the previous night were subsiding. File photograph:  Nic Fulton/Reuters

A Connemara family has described their fortunate escape when their house was hit by lightning and set on fire yesterday morning. Fiona Lydon wa(...)

‘Happy’ by Pharrell Williams is the top requested song on Upbeat radio.

At Mayo Recovery College, it is quite common to have a person with a chronic mental health condition sitting in class with a social science student on(...)

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology:  president Michael Carmody  said yesterday there had been “misinformed comment in the media”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) has confirmed that it has initiated disciplinary proceedings, following an external investigation into pla(...)

Inis Mór twins Macha and Surnaí Ó Maoldhia during an eco-tour of the island on Thursday. Photograph: Andrew Downes. 0:52

Twins Macha and Surnaí Ó Maoldhia know all about the cost of boiling a kettle, for when they plug it in they see how the “cents shoot up” on their hou(...)