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Deirdre Goggin at her home in Ballindooley: she was told in 2015 her house, along with up to 53 others, would fall under compulsory purchase orders to make way for the road. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Deirdre Goggin sits in her conservatory. Outside, the birds chirp in hazy Galway afternoon sun in a rock garden where the trees signal the turn of the(...)

Ailbhe Duhan (left) and Niamh Duhan from Galway on  day three at Ballybritt. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

For Connor and Elaine Counihan, the Galway Races at Ballybrit have marked the story of their married lives, from a place for family holidays with thei(...)

Finny Maguire on Coltor (right) comes home to win the   Connacht Hotel  Handicap on the opening day of the Galway Festival at Ballybrit. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Uncertainty continues to plague much more than the racing world but big race success for Dermot Weld almost brought an element of reassurance to day o(...)

Willie Mullins has been top trainer at Galway for the last six years with 61 winners in total. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Champion jumps trainer Willie Mullins has made nine declarations for Monday’s all-Flat opening programme at the 2021 Galway Festival including half a (...)

The Galwaty Festival gets under way on Monday with 1,000 racegoers allowed in each day. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

The Galway Festival is usually about more than racing, often serving as a barometer of much wider contexts. The famous fund-raising tent became a sy(...)

Gerald Faulkner enjoying Sydney harbour

Gerald Faulkner lives in rural New South Wales; he has been in Australia since 1994. Now retired, he has worked in pharmaceutical and software sa(...)

The Boxty House in Dublin’s Temple Bar, which closed last year, is among those taking the challenge at the High Court. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

A bid by the Restaurants Association of Ireland (RAI) and three restaurants, including Boxty House in Dublin’s Temple Bar, to challenge “irrational” r(...)

Taoiseach Micheál Martin visits a vaccination centre in Ballybrit, Co Galway, where the Covid-19 vaccine is being administered to healthcare workers. Photograph: Aengus McMahon

Taoiseach Micheál Martin has said he is confident that targets missed in the early stages of the Covid-19 vaccine rollout will be quickly made up once(...)

A Covid-19 vaccination area  at St Mary’s Hospital in the Phoenix Park, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The decision to locate just one mass Covid-19 vaccination centre in Co Galway is “surprising” given the size of the county, Sinn Féin TD Mairéad Farre(...)

Aldi said sales have risen by 15.2 per cent over the last year with more than 1.4 million households shopping at its stores

German discount retailer Aldi is to recruit 700 full-time employees and a further 350 temporary staff to support its expansion. The move comes as Ald(...)

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