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The number of  HSE staff redeployed to nursing homes increased to 85 by the last week of October. File photograph: Getty

The number of health service staff redeployed to nursing homes fighting Covid-19 outbreaks has steadily increased over recent weeks, with more than 80(...)

Moate Nursing Home, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Mowlam Health website.

Another nursing home has reported a coronavirus outbreak with 11 of the 47 residents at Moate Nursing Home in Co Westmeath and four staff testing posi(...)

Fibre and copper cables cut outside Ashtree Stores in Ballinasloe, Co Galway. Photograph: Kevin Keane/Facebook

Burglars are suspected of having wiped out broadband coverage for hundreds of homes and businesses in the west of Ireland in an attempt to avoid being(...)

The funeral of Brigid Ward (11), who died following collision with a car, took place at Ahascragh, Co Galway. Photograph: Alan Betson

The children and teachers of Eglish national school, Ahascragh were lucky to have “lived, learned and laughed” with their “bright, blue-eyed friend” B(...)

Paddy Ward remains in intensive care at Portiuncula Hospital, Ballinasloe, Co Galway, but it is understood his injuries are not life-threatening.  File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The nine-year-old boy injured in a collision in Co Galway on Easter Sunday in which his older sister died remains in intensive care at Portiuncula Hos(...)

Gardaí say the road is closed to facilitate a technical examination

A man has died after being struck by a car in Co Galway on Saturday evening. The pedestrian, aged in his 50s, was pronounced dead at the scene of th(...)

The report found that upgrade works are needed to protect four beaches with poor quality bathing water at Clifden, Co Galway;  Merrion Strand, Loughshinny; and Sandymount strands in Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are 38 towns and villages across the State discharging raw sewage into the environment, according to a new report from the Environmental Protect(...)

Mac Dara Mac Donncha: ‘If Waterford are playing anybody I shout for them, and if Galway are playing anybody I shout for them.’

The way he describes his home, Mac Dara Mac Donncha makes it sound like a UN outpost. “Down the middle. I’ve a Galway flag and a Waterford flag – both(...)

Senator Rónán Mullen presents an Easter chicken to Senator Michelle Mulherin outside Leinster House. Photograph: John Mc Elroy.

Hot on the heels of the cuckoo comes Rónán Mullen and his chickens. It is a sure sign that Easter is on the way when the Galway Senator arrives in Le(...)

When people come to visit us at Clonbrock Castle, flanked by its picturesque assemblage of turrets, walled gardens and cottages, they usually first ex(...)

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