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Former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness receives her first Covid-19 vaccination from Dr Rodney Regan. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Retired Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness says she is most looking forward to seeing her seven grown-up grandchildren again after receiving her(...)

The Irish Government has pledged to plant 440 million trees by 2040.

When a powerful storm hit the west coast of Ireland in March 2014, it unearthed a fascinating assortment of tree stumps near Spiddal, Co Galway. Thi(...)

Clíona and Laragh Standún, Spiddal, Co Galway: Laragh says the Connemara drapery store has worked hard to build its social media profile in order ‘to reach out to new customers’. Photograph: David Ruffles

For generations, Standún, one of Connemara’s longest-established drapery stores, has thrived from the visits of Irish and foreign tourists, mostly Ame(...)

Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

A High Court judge has overturned An Bord Pleanála’s refusal of permission for an 81-bedroom hotel and artisan food hub in Spiddal, Co Galway. Mr Jus(...)

Aa Bus Éireann driver said people may wear masks to get onboard, but it did not mean that they would wear them throughout the journey.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Jane Henry, complete with face mask, was one of 186 passengers who alighted onto the platform at Galway’s Ceannt railway station on Monday morning fro(...)

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 (...)

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