In the days before Budget 2016, the Government announced its intention to have a large and unexpected increase in spending for 2015. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

After the harrowing crisis years, the Irish economy is now experiencing an impressive recovery. Real GDP growth is forecast to reach 6.2 percent this (...)

On foot of the research, Alcohol Action Ireland is calling for legislation to regulate the sector.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The majority of Irish children are regularly exposed to alcohol advertising and marketing by drinks companies, a new study has found. Alcohol Actio(...)

Clare Langan’s Skellig Triptych

Tulca 2015: Seachange The Festival Gallery, Connaught Tribune Print Works, Market Street; Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street; Nuns Island The(...)

Michael Ryan: The Tipperary manager has added Brian Horgan to his coaching team.

Former Tipperary manager Eamon O’Shea could be set for a sensational return to top-level intercounty coaching with Galway. It is understood that O’Sh(...)

Beekeepers on both sides of the Border are being asked to count the Verroa mites in their hives

Nobody likes being buzzed by a bee, given the risk of a painful sting, but don’t be too quick to swat it. Bees play a vital role in the human food (...)

The chimneys were formed as a side effect of chemosynthetic microorganisms over thousands of years of activity.

Deep-sea organisms living without sunlight and feeding off toxic “mud volcanoes” have been discovered by a team of Irish and international scientis(...)

A Bollywood Kids dance was part of the Diwali Festival of Lights organised by the Indian Cultural and Sports Community Galway and Indian Society at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway’s Indian community celebrated “light over darkness” at its annual Diwali festival at the weekend, when a tribute was paid to former particip(...)

Dr Noel Browne, who died in 1997, at his home in Connemara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

SOCIALIST politician and health reformer Dr Noël Browne was both “mesmerising” and “infuriating”, and an “inveterate individualist”, a conference ma(...)

Mourners light candles at a Place de la République in Paris, France on Saturday, November 14th, 2015.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

In driving rain and storm force winds, several hundred people joined French honorary consul Catherine Gagneux at Galway’s Spanish Arch for a minute’s (...)

NUIG’s Prof Pat Dolan: “It can be easily argued that while we have given forensic attention to the economic recovery, we have not yet given enough focus to the human cost and or recovery.”  Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Researchers need to “wake up” to the “lived experience of citizens” and produce work that is relevant now to families and communities, an NUI Galway ((...)