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Organic wine in Paris. Photograph: Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images

More organic wines are being produced than ever, but who decides what is organic and how strict are the rules? European wines are governed by legislat(...)

An insurance company has settled its action against the operator of a Galway leisure centre and a loss-assessment firm over an alleged fraudulent invo(...)

The two oyster festivals taking place in Galway this month  – Clarinbridge and Galway city – celebrate the arrival of our native son

Though you may have missed it, the native oyster season began last Saturday (September 1st). The season runs with months with an “r” in it, so from Se(...)

Micheál  Donoghue: “I think Croke Park, the powers-that-be, need to sit down with all the parties. I don’t think they can just come with proposals.” Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Galway, now a mere footnote from this 2018 hurling championship, quietly emerge from the old Burlington hotel in Ballsbridge. Sinewy men towering ab(...)

“The squelching was interrupted only by the occasional splash, where the rains had not yet found a vacancy in the soil”

I woke up last Sunday thinking of the famous closing passage from James Joyce’s The Dead. This was partly because of the weather, which was broadly si(...)

A Cumann na mBan protest outside Mountjoy Prison in July 1921 during the Irish War of Independence. Placards read Mother of God, open the prison gates; Release our Fathers and Brothers; and Mother of Mercy, pray for prisoners. Photograph: Wikipedia

The lonely life of a leading member of Cumann na mBan who was consigned to a mental asylum for more than 40 years is due to be remembered in Athenry, (...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross opts for a 1959 Rover 100   to try out the new motorway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Wishing you were on that N17 is a feeling that will likely linger for those making the journey on the main carriageway from north to south Co Galway i(...)

Galway’s Johnny Coen lifts the Liam MacCarthy trophy after beating Waterford in the GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

The Great Wait ends. No hurling county has lived through the extremes of All-Ireland emotions as vividly as Galway and, after 29 years, they reclaime(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny: the timing of his political fate is not a foregone conclusion. Photograph: Alan Betson

There is a particular phenomenon that occurs at hurling games in south Galway where gales often blow in from the Atlantic. As teams traipse off at ha(...)

Galway manager Micheál Donoghue has words with Clare boss Davy Fitzgerald during the All-Ireland quarter-final at Thurles.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

As neighbouring counties it’s hardly surprising that there are many links between Tipperary and Galway hurling going back to Tony Reddin, the Mullagh (...)