Newly elected Independent TD for Galway West Catherine Connolly has said she will not return to the Labour Party which she quit a decade ago, and says(...)

Enda Kenny said he favoured a higher level of recruitment of Irish speakers to ensure that people could conduct businesss in Irish. Photograph: PA

One-fifth of places on public service application panels will be filled by people able to speak Irish fluently, the Taoiseach has pledged. In an inte(...)

Katie O’Brien with baby Olivia: “I got such a scare, though, that I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to have children,” she says.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

This week is European Cervical Cancer Awareness. The aim of the week, which takes place from January 24th to 30th, is to raise awareness that cervical(...)

Gardaí are currently at the scene and forensic investigators will attend later today

A man in his 20s has died after the car he was driving hit a wall in Co Galway. The incident happened at 11.55pm on Wednesday near Baile Liam in Spi(...)

The number of patients on trolleys and on wards awaiting admission to a hospital bed stood at 423 on Friday morning. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Workplace Relations Commission is to convene talks on Saturday between the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisation (INMO) and health service manage(...)

Dr Omar Hassan Khalafalla Mohamed’s medical registration is suspended. File photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Colleagues of a doctor were so concerned he posed a threat to patient safety that he was placed on leave just two months into his placement, a Fitness(...)

Michael Bugler (20), a law student at NUI Galway hails from Co Clare and was last seen on December 18th

The family of a missing student have said they are relieved to have him home after a body was pulled from the sea off Co Galway. Michael Bugler (20)(...)

Man (52) died after his motorcycle was in collision with a car in Co Galway on Wednesday night.

A male motorcyclist in his fifties has died following a collision with a car in Co Galway on Wednesday night. The crash occurred on the N17 at Polke(...)

Staff at the emergency unit in University Hospital Galway work under “extraordinary conditions’’, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told Dáil.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The emergency department in University Hospital Galway is not fit for purpose in this day and age, Taoiseach Enda Kenny told the Dáil. “The staff w(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil the emergency department in University Hospital Galway is not fit for purpose. Photograph: The Irish Times

The emergency department in University Hospital Galway is not fit for purpose in this day and age, Taoiseach Enda Kenny has told the Dáil. “The staff(...)