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Bishop Kelly is himself a priest of Galway diocese and his appointment as Bishop there represents a break with the practise established  of appointing outsiders as bishop of any particular diocese.

A new Bishop of Galway was appointed this morning with the translation there of Bishop Brendan Kelly from Achonry, where he has served since 2008. It(...)

Irish Water: the EPA criticises persistent delays on infrastructure projects. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Irish Water has come in for sustained criticism in the latest Environmental Protection Agency report on urban waste-water treatment. The report criti(...)

A recent UK study concluded the abundance of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in sewage presents an exposure risk to bathers and those engaged in water sports where ingestion of waters could occur. File photograph: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker

A marked increase across the globe in the occurrence of illness caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria (ARB) has occurred over the past decade. Mos(...)

Untreated sewage

The discovery that an antibiotic-resistant superbug can be attributed to the discharge of untreated sewage into the sea close to Galway is an alarming(...)

 Martin Naughton, disability rights campaigner, photographed in January 2015 for an Irish Times interview.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Lifelong campaigner for the disabled Martin Naughton has died, aged 62. President Michael D Higgins described him as an “indefatigable advocate for (...)

Nursing homes around the country have animals ranging from donkeys to rabbits.

Inspired by the work of therapy animals, The Irish Times put in a call to Nursing Homes Ireland, the representative organisation for Ireland’s private(...)

The wind turbines would be visible from land, with the nearest shore point 1.27km away

The Marine Institute is seeking permission to install three 60m-high wind turbines within Galway Bay as part of an application to build a trial offsho(...)

Work is carried out by Galway County Council at An tSeancéibh in Spiddal. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Pier users in Spiddal, Co Galway, have accused Galway County Council of “environmental vandalism” from storm damage works in the harbour.The works, in(...)

The planting of trees ceremony at the Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden in Salthill, Galway, was attended by members of the organ donation communities from across Ireland. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

On one of the many recent wild and windy mornings along the Atlantic seaboard, a group of people defied the elements to plant some trees in Gal(...)