The Courts of Criminal Justice where the trial was held. Photograph: Collins Courts.

Graham Dwyer’s sentencing has been postponed for four weeks but the only term open to Mr Justice Tony Hunt to impose on him is that of life. W(...)

Members of Palestine’s El Funoun DaMembers of Palestine’s El Funoun Dance Troupe will lead an open-air instruction on the Middle-Eastern dance technique of ‘Dabke’ in Eyre Square as part of the Galway Dance Days festival this weekend. Photograph: Galway Dance Days

Ireland v PolandThe wait has been excruciating, but Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland team will finally return to the Aviva Stadium for a first com(...)

NUI Galway has revealed a five-year strategy to become a top 200 university in global rankings by 2020, including progress on gender equality at the college. Photograph: Getty Images/ File photo

NUI Galway (NUIG) says it plans to become one of the world’s top 200 universities in global rankings by 2020 under a new strategic plan. The fi(...)

The Union of Students in Ireland has appointed NUI Galway graduate Kevin Donoghue as their new president. Mr Donoghue has promised to campaign for increased State investment in higher education. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Union of Students in Ireland (USI) is planning to step up its campaign for greater investment of State funds in higher education ahead of the next(...)

A home in Tor na Rí, Balgaddy, Lucan in 2011 showing damp and cracks. Mary Cooney who has lived in Balgaddy for eight years said nothing had improved since she spoke to The Irish Times in 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Residents from 20 local authority estates in Dublin, Cork and Limerick, who say poor housing conditions breach their human rights, have urged the Gove(...)

Siptu members at NUI Galway have been instructed not to cooperate with the university’s new gender equality taskforce as the union  believes it will result in a ‘whitewash’. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Academics affiliated to trade union Siptu at NUI Galway (NUIG) have been directed not to cooperate with the university’s new taskforce on gender equal(...)

Among the poor housing conditions cited are persistent damp, mould growing inside homes, persistent bad odours, poor plumbing and lack of central heating. Library photograph: Thinkstock

A class action against the State, taken by residents of 20 local authority estates, alleging poor-quality housing is breaching their human rights, has(...)

Academic staff at St Angela’s college Sligo are to stage a second one-day strike next month

Academic staff at St Angela’s college Sligo are to stage a second one-day strike next month as the stalemate continues over a planned merger with NUI (...)

The Galway bypass scheme relies mainly on road options cutting through the city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Opponents of the Galway bypass plan, which is due to be debated at a special city council meeting on Monday 23rd, have received legal opinion questio(...)

“If we achieve the predicted return to economic progress in Ireland and elsewhere, it is reasonable to predict that our finest researchers will avail of the opportunity to emigrate to where their work is more valued. The damage to our research programmes will be immense.” Photograph: Getty Images

While research faces significant obstacles in Europe, Ireland’s national research policy is facing an even more alarming crisis as it continues to ign(...)