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Galway International Arts Festival: Luke Jerram’s Museum of the Moon loomed over Shop Street. Photograph: Andrew Downes/xposure

The local, the national, stretching out. Galway International Arts Festival straddles a number of roles: exposure for some of the best local creative (...)

The Museum of the Moon installation near Lynch’s Castle on Shop Street, Galway.

The run of otherworldy Irish summer weather broke just in time for the start of the Galway International Arts Festival opening, allowing for a soft-da(...)

‘A west-coast based Irish seafood company  may have to register with British revenue’

Resolving the North-South Border situation as part of Brexit negotiations is “distracting” from the reality that “west-east” is the most critical Iris(...)

A demonstartion for the unrestricted right to work for asylum seekers outside the Dáil earlier this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The housing crisis and the move to a new application system are lengthening the time it is taking asylum seekers to move through the system, a report (...)

Italys interior minister and deputy prime minister Matteo Salvini. Photograph Solaro Andreas/AFP/Getty Images

Italy’s interior minister, the far-right firebrand Matteo Salvini, has declared that one of the new populist government’s top priorities will be to “s(...)

Efrem Gidey from Eritrea, a fifth-year student at Le Chéile Secondary School in Tyrellstown, Dublin, was praised for his “courage and dedication”. Photograph: Kevin McFeely

An Eritrean student who came to Ireland from a refugee camp in Calais, France has been recognised for his sporting ability after winning the all-Irela(...)

We’re fond of good news stories on this page and while we get them pretty rarely we’re happy to highlight them when we do, particularly when they chim(...)

 Ahmed Hassan, who has been jailed at the Old Bailey in London for life with a minimum term of 34 years for planting the Parsons Green tube bomb which injured 51 passengers. Photograph:  Metropolitan Police/PA Wire

A teenage Iraqi asylum seeker who planted a homemade bomb on a rush-hour London underground train has been jailed for life with a recommendation that (...)

Wesley Nolan (39) became the first deaf Irish person to swim the English Channel last summer.  Photograph: Wesley Nolan

Last summer Wesley Nolan (39) became the first deaf Irish person to swim the English Channel. This was an achievement in itself, but made even great(...)

Sergei Orlov, a British national, talks to his doctor while recuperating from knee surgery at the Hospital de Calais, in Calais, France. Photograph: José Sarmento Matos/The New York Times

Serge Orlov, a 62-year-old Briton, likes to rail against what he calls the tyranny of the European Union. Like most supporters of his country’s withd(...)

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