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Angelica Santander  (left) and Marie Linotte, members of Barabbas Theatre Company which took part in the 2011 Clonmel Junction Festival  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Irish Arts Festivals Archive aims to show festival-makers’ response to Covid-19 Over the past 40 years, arts festivals have become an integr(...)

Sea foam spills on shore as Storm Jorge hits Clogher Strand in Co  Kerry in this screen grab obtained from a social media video. Photograph: Ruth Uí Ógáin via Reuters.

The consequences of Storm Jorge will be felt in the coming week as the heavy rain fall over the weekend result in an increased flood risk in areas clo(...)

Members of An Spidal community cast of fire bearers getting ready for their fire lighting ceremony. Photograph: Andrew Downes, XPOSURE.

The opening ceremony of Galway 2020, which was due to take place on Saturday evening, has been cancelled due to bad weather. The organisers said on S(...)

Phil Ní Sheaghdha, INMO general secretary, said the HSE’s refusal to fill vital, frontline posts was  weakening services. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Public health nursing services in Galway are facing emergency closures this week due to staffing difficulties, the Irish Nurses and Midwives Organisat(...)

Kinnegad Plaza: staff at the Mac’s Place carvery. Photograph: Alan Betson

DRIVING AROUND IRELAND HAS CHANGED A LOT AS BIG, BRIGHT SERVICE STATIONS HAVE CROPPED UP ALONG THE MOTORWAY NETWORK, INCLUDING THE NEWLY OPENED KIN(...)

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Bless my sweet soul but I nearly fell out of my standing the other day when I came across this latest piece of bumpf from Fáilte Ireland about my own (...)

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(...)

Fine Gael European election candidate Maria Walsh dancing with party leader and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in Galway. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Away from the bright sunlight, deep in the gloomy windowless interior of Loughrea Mart, we pass the cattle and sheep rings and arrive at an ante-room.(...)

RNLI volunteers pictured during the operation on Lough Derg. Photograph: RNLI

A party of four adults and three children had to be rescued from Lough Derg after the boat they had hired for a day trip on the water ran aground on r(...)

Gardaí  said they are investigating all of the circumstances surrounding the death.

A man arrested over the death of an elderly woman following an incident on a farm earlier this year has been released from custody without charge. Th(...)

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