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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(...)

Photograph: Eoin Rafferty

Nuala O’Connor (aka Nuala Ní Chonchúir) is a writer and poet who has published 14 books, most recently her fourth novel, Becoming Belle. Raised in Pal(...)

Galway’s Joe Canning in action during last month’s All-Ireland hurling final defeat to Limerick at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Prelude Last year was the big breakthrough for Galway hurling, a first All-Ireland title in 29 years. Joe Canning was central to the achievement. In (...)

Emily Glen presents Fair Game, a podcast focusing on Irish sportswomen.

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse One average weekday about 10 years ag(...)

Joe Canning after the victory over Clare in Thurles. “We had a lot of doubters outside our group, even in our home county. It’s just great that we could quieten a few today.”  Photograph:  James Crombie/Inpho

There was much indignation and surprise when, in the minutes after Galway’s draining hurling semi-final replay win over Clare, Joe Canning made a poin(...)

National Heritage Week, which begins today, is a great opportunity for people of all backgrounds to enjoy and celebrate a broad range of natural, buil(...)

Galway captain David Burke lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup alongside minor captain Darren Morrissey with the Irish Press Cup at Galway’s triumphant homecoming in Ballinasloe last September. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Over the years Galway’s underage and club pedigree on the national hurling scene became a stick to beat them with. The question became constant: what (...)

The Shannon near Athlone: the OPW and local authorities have completed 12 flood relief schemes protecting towns in the wider Shannon catchment, including Athlone. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are some 20 State agencies from the ESB to Waterways Ireland charged with protecting aspects of the Shannon river. In addition, a number of ot(...)

The State Pathologist has been notified and is expected on Saturday morning. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

A woman has been killed after being hit by a vehicle on a farm in Co Galway. The deceased, aged in her mid 70s, was struck by an agricultural vehicle(...)

Owen O'Riordan, Commissioner of Public Works for the City of Cambridge, in front of Harvard University

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week, Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week, Owen O'Riordan, origina(...)

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