Vankata Charumamill lights a candle during a vigil for Savita Halappanavar  held at St Stephen’s Green, Dublin, last night.   Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

The second anniversary of the death of Savita Halappanavar was marked by candlelight vigils in Galway and Dublin last night. In Galway, about 150 p(...)

Tissue bank: researchers can apply to use the banked tissue and data to help develop more effective ways to diagnose and treat the relevant condition

The concept is simple: patients and healthy people donate samples or surplus tissue (perhaps from tumours or biopsies) and these biomaterials are stor(...)

Injured boy was taken to University Hospital Galway where he later died from his injuries.

A two-year-old boy has died after he was struck by a car in the driveway of his home in Co Galway yesterday. The youngster was outside the house in De(...)

A woman has died after four cars and a truck crashed in Co Roscommon yesterday. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A woman has died after four cars and a truck collided in Co Roscommon yesterday. The crash happened at Cloonfree in Strokestown at 1.30pm.The driver o(...)

A 57-year-old male climber was found dead in the Twelve Bens mountain range at Connemara in Galway on Saturday afternoon.  Photograph: Tony Doherty

A mountain climber and a swimmer died in separate incidents over the weekend. A 57-year-old male climber was found dead in the Twelve Bens mountain ra(...)

A man in his 50s was found dead in the Twelve Bens mountain range in Connemara in Galway yesterday.   Photograph: Rescue 115 Official Facebook

A male climber in his 50s was found dead in the Twelve Bens (also known as Twelve Pins)  mountain range at Connemara in Galway yesterday. (...)

Aaron O’Flaherty was airlifted to hospital on Sunday after falling into the sea in Co Clare.  Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

A nine-year-old Limerick boy, who was in critical condition in hospital after being rescued from the sea last weekend, has died. Aaron O’Flaherty, who(...)

Collision happened on the Gort Road at 8.30pm last night.

A male cyclist has been killed in a hit-and-run collision in Co Galway. The man in his late sixties was in collision with a car near tra(...)

Emergency services remove a body  from the scene of fatal house fire in Tom O’Donnells Flats, Railway Road, in Gort, Co Galway. Photograph: Hany Marzouk

Two people have died in an overnight fire in Gort, Co Galway. An investigation is under way to determine the cause of the fire, which ha(...)

Who runs Ireland?

THE POLITICIANS ENDA KENNY Taoiseach Kenny holds the most powerful political position in the land. He is chief of the Cabinet, has the f(...)