Nina Carberry (left) and Jane Mangan after they were presented with the Mary Hyde cup having tied  as leading women rider for the national hunt season, on day one of the Galway Festival. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

In the grander scheme of things, the only tip that mattered on the first evening of Galway’s Race Week was to be found in the blue and gold colours i(...)

Máire Stafford (née Fitzpatrick) , who died earlier this month in Galway, was a very accomplished actress, director, translator and costume designer, (...)

The Government’s data site is in its initial stages as Minister for Public Expenditure Brendan Howlin admitted in a meeting. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The Government’s new open-data portal is not yet where it would like it to be, Minister Brendan Howlin said in a Department of Public Expenditure and (...)

Dún Aonghasa – one of Aran’s most spectacular monuments. Photograph: Discovery programme

When two Trinity College scientists landed on the Aran islands in 1891, they visited graveyards in search of old skulls, and all resident males were (...)

Uffe Elbaek from the new Danish Political party, Alternativet, and Mary Hawkes Greene, president of the Burren College of Art,  which is  celebrating 20 years as a fine art college in the Burren,  Ballyvaughan, Co Clare.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Writer and cartographer Tim Robinson once described the Burren as “150 square miles of paradoxes”, and that’s a description that might appeal to Uffe (...)

Pop Art pioneer: one of the images from Eduardo Paolozzi’s ‘General Dynamic FUN’ collection

Patrick O’Reilly is never one to shirk a challenge. In his exhibition Prelude, the sculptor takes on Tristan and Isolde, Wagner’s groundbreaking opera(...)

Peace activist Margaretta D’Arcy arriving at Mill Street Garda station in Galway on July 9th to begin serving her prison sentence. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

An elderly artist and anti-war activist, who was released early from prison this morning, after serving part of a second prison sentence over her oppo(...)

Patrick O’Reilly with his installation Thorn at his exhibition in The Shed at Galway Docks. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Western Correspondent Giant inflatable crustaceans will cruise the streets of Galway today as the city kicks off its international arts festival, whic(...)

Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Artist and activist Margaretta D’Arcy (80), who is serving a second prison sentence over her opposition to US military use of Shannon Airport, is exp(...)

Declan Ó Cualain (Folan) appeared at a special sitting of Galway District Court tonight charged  with the murder of his brother Adrian. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

A man tonight apologised to his family after admitting murdering his brother.Declan Ó Cualain (Folan) appeared at a special sitting of Galway District(...)