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The HSE supplied one nurse and one care attendant to the Nightingale nursing home yesterday afternoon to support staff drafted in from Roscommon University Hospital, along with volunteers. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Emergency staff have been drafted into a nursing home in Ahascragh, Co Galway, following a Covid-19 outbreak that has affected all but four of the hom(...)

Fianna Fáil candidate Eugene Murphy meets Son Doyle and his son Kenny, in their Roscommon factory. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Shuffling through a canvass on a mild morning in Roscommon, outgoing Fianna Fáil TD Eugene Murphy is beckoned towards an SUV by a woman seeking to wis(...)

The report’s findings presented a picture of poverty and social exclusion for hundreds of Traveller adults and children across Galway city and county

Travellers in Galway continue to live in overcrowded, damp and mouldy accommodation with overflowing sewerage, insecure electricity, rat and fly infes(...)

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(...)

Aaron and Craig Keighery in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, ahead of Sunday’s final. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo/Inpho

Gerry the GAA giant had tears rolling down his painted face as he stood surveying the townlands around Galway’s Rahoon on Friday morning. It wasn’t (...)

Winds batter the coast as Storm Ophelia hits the Co Clare town of Lahinch on Monday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The west coast escaped the worst of Storm Ophelia, with spot flooding and trees felled, but up to 7,300 homes and businesses in parts of Galway and Ma(...)

La Mancha, pictured in 1926 shortly after it was gutted by a fire

When Henry McCabe arrived to work on the gardens at La Mancha, a large country house in Malahide, Co Dublin, he quickly discovered things weren’t righ(...)

Naomi and Ciaran Flynn with their daughters Ella and Amy and son Dara at their home in Knocknacarra. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Bravery comes in many forms, and not least for those flying exotic white and blue kites in Galway over the last few days. Co Waterford native Ciaran (...)

Prof  Philip Pettit is regarded as the leading figure in “neo-republican”  thought. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Irish political philosopher Philip Pettit has been awarded Australia’s highest civil honour in the Queen Elizabeth’s birthday honours list, which has (...)

Tony Ward, chairperson of the Save Roscommon campaign, in front of a sign welcoming drivers to Co Roscommon after driving over the bridge on the N4, a crossing point from Westmeath to Roscommon. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Co Roscommon is to remain intact following a controversial boundary review which looked at whether over 30 sq km of the south county should be subsume(...)

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