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 Michael O’Flaherty received   his birth certificate containing his full name, date of birth and mother’s name when he joined the army aged 24.     Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Ann O’Flaherty remembers the first night she met her husband, Michael, at the Irish Club on Parnell Square in Dublin in October 1973 and the walk home(...)

Myles Kelly (2), Maxim Kelly (38) and President Michael D Higgins at the homecoming in Galway on Sunday night.

President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his vision for a “value-based politics” and a future “imagined together” which is not limited by the “bounda(...)

Galway Hospice at Renmore. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A Galway environmental group intends to appeal planning permission granted for a hospice within one of the city’s oldest “green lungs”. Galway City C(...)

Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan said he did not see any merit in “a Garda sitting behind a desk in a rural area on his own or her own”. Photograph: Aoife Moore/PA Wire

There will be no reduction in Garda presence throughout the west, following the opening of a new regional headquarters in Galway, according to Minist(...)

The 18-bed Galway Hospice   in Renmore has been seeking more space to provide palliative care for some years. File photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway Hospice said it hoped a revised plan for a new 36-bed facility will reduce its impact on one of the city’s oldest and most biodiverse woodland (...)

Cormac Breathnach: “My parents tell me that some of my first words were the names of racehorses and stallions in the 1970s, so for some reason horses have always been my thing”

Kentucky is along way from home in Galway, but a love of horses drew Cormac Breathnach from afar. Born in Renmore, Breathnach attended St Joseph’s C(...)

Joe Loughnane of Galway Anti-Racism Network speaking in Galway in January during a march and rally calling for an end to Ireland’s Direct Provision system. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A Galway anti-racism grouping has called for investigations into management of the city’s two direct provision centres for asylum seekers. The Galway(...)

The stump of a 7,500-year-old tree, part of  a drowned forest  exposed by storms at Spiddal, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When the moon rising over the Claddagh and the sun setting over the Aran Islands moved a Fermanagh-born and Galway-tutored medical graduate Dr Arthur (...)

Strapped and bound: filming at Dún Uí Mhaoilíosa  Army barracks of the Murdair Mhám Trasna hangings. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Grubby white hood over each head, noose around each neck, three men stood shivering on a Galway city gallows. No longer able to shade their eyes und(...)

A man who claimed he suffered sexual and physical abuse while attending a Galway religious school in the late 1970’s, has had his action for damages struck out by a High Court judge. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

A man who claimed he suffered sexual and physical abuse while attending a Galway religious school in the late 1970’s, has had his action for damages s(...)

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