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A  car driving through flood water in Salthill, Galway, as Storm Eleanor lashed the west coast. Photograph: PA Wire

Home and business owners in Galway are counting the cost of the devastation caused by flooding during Storm Eleanor, which is expected to run into mil(...)

Bishop Kelly is himself a priest of Galway diocese and his appointment as Bishop there represents a break with the practise established  of appointing outsiders as bishop of any particular diocese.

A new Bishop of Galway was appointed this morning with the translation there of Bishop Brendan Kelly from Achonry, where he has served since 2008. It(...)

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(...)

Leitrim Surf Company: one of the nicest ways to explore Leitrim’s tiny but lovely coastline is on stand-up paddle tour

LEINSTER Cycle Wexford’s Euro Velo and the Norman trail Wexford has just launched its 120km section of the EuroVelo 1 route from Rosslare harbour to (...)

Organising an Easter egg hunt one is simply and cheap and fun for everyone. Photograph: iStock

Easter is almost upon us, bringing with it the promise of egg-shaped chocolates, slightly less miserable weather and – for many parents with children (...)

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(...)

Connacht coach Pat Lam: “If we can make a difference to one life, one person, that is the purpose of Connacht rugby – to inspire through success.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/INPHO

Connacht turned their minds to helping others to help themselves this week in preparation for their opening Champions Cup fixture against French visi(...)

The alert was raised after discovery of a six-metre potting vessel in the inner part of Galway bay near Tawin island.

The body of a fisherman has been recovered in Galway Bay after an extensive air and sea search. The man, who has not been named until relatives are i(...)

Tom Keane and Claire Graham, owners of The Old Mill Stores in Connonagh Village, Co Cork –  winners of the Best Craft/Gift Shop category. Photograph: Emma Jervis

BEST CRAFT/GIFT SHOP: The Old Mill Stores On a bend in the road between Roscarbery and Leap is a real sign of the retail times. The Old Mill Stores (...)

Norwegian tall ship Statsraad Lehmkuhl arriving into Dublin port with members of its crew singing from the rigging - as part of research into how sea shanties make for happier work environments. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

“Sometimes we’re bound for Liverpool, Sometimes we’re bound for France. But now we’re bound for Dublin town To give the girls a chance...” To the(...)

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