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App developer Daragh Molloy, who established Tadco, a company based at the gteic hub overlooking Galway Bay in Furbo. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Daragh Molloy might work in Ireland’s most spectacular office. Looking out from his desk in Furbo, Connemara, you can see Galway Bay stretched out, wi(...)

 Irish Red Cross nurse Vivien Lusted who is being awarded the Florence Nightingale Medal on Thursday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The battle for Mosul was still in full flow when Irish Red Cross nurse, Vivien Lusted, began her work with the humanitarian mission in the city in ear(...)

The imposing ruins of Tyrone House, near the village of Kilcolgan, Co Galway, January 1968. The house was destroyed by the local IRA unit during the War of Independence. Photograph: RDImages/Epics/Getty Images

The Revolution Files is a collection of articles detailing one incident in each of Ireland’s 32 counties during the revolutionary years, from 1916 to (...)

On one day alone last year more than 300,000 tickets for Sheeran’s initial seven Irish shows were sold, making history. Photograph: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP

Ed Sheeran fans in Ireland contributed in no small way to help the singer’s main firm clock up revenues of more than €100,000 a day last year. “Ed-ma(...)

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SATURDAY 6TH Traidphicnic An Ceardlann, Spiddal, all weekend traidphicnic.com The community festival of music, art and theatre is now in its eighth (...)

The report found that upgrade works are needed to protect four beaches with poor quality bathing water at Clifden, Co Galway;  Merrion Strand, Loughshinny; and Sandymount strands in Co Dublin. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

There are 38 towns and villages across the State discharging raw sewage into the environment, according to a new report from the Environmental Protect(...)

Galway Bay.  Over 500 submissions and observations were submitted to Damien  English’s department, formerly Environment, when the Marine Institute initiated its plan to upgrade the Galway Bay  test site first established in 2006.  Photograph: Getty Images

Minister of State for Housing Damien English has approved a foreshore lease for a controversial offshore energy test site in Galway Bay. The Marine (...)

Limerick-to-Dublin rail commuter John Maguire, from Monaleen, Limerick,  in Limerick Junction, where he catches the 6.45am train to Dublin. Photograph Liam Burke Press 22

It is 5.45am on Tuesday and still dark out. There are just four people sitting in the waiting area of Colbert Station in Limerick ahead of the departu(...)

Aoife McCana, left,  winner of the Best Dressed Lady at the Galway Races and Oniesa Owens,  Cavan, who won for Best Hat. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

“By the time you get to wear the outfit, you’re sick of it,” said the winner of the best dressed competition for Ladies’ Day at the Galway Races . A(...)

There is no shortage of houses here, but the intersection of meadows, wetlands and coastline here is still inspiriting.

The vast bogs that lie just west of Galway city are a difficult place for the mind to grasp. Beyond here is Connemara, a region that – while its borde(...)

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