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Shane Grogan: “Shane was minding his own business and look what happened to him.” Photograph: Ray Ryan

Joe Grogan says he will sleep with one eye open on Saturday night. “It should be a great weekend with St Patrick’s Day, and Ireland hopefully winning (...)

Carmel Stelzner’s son Alexander at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Oslo in 2017.

It is not long now until we Irish celebrate St Patrick’s Day, wherever we are. There will be parades, dressing up, excited kids, an abundance of green(...)

A shrine in the corner of part of the site of the former mother-and-baby home where the remains of an unknown number of infants were found buried, in Tuam. Photograph: Reuters

Survivors and family members of the 796 ‘Tuam babies’ warned on Sunday that the Irish authorities can expect public protests if they fail to carry out(...)

The site of a mass grave for children who died in the Tuam mother-and-baby home, Galway. File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A consultation on the State’s plans for the former mother-and-baby home at Tuam in Co Galway, ranging from a full forensic examination to a memorial, (...)

Valeo test vehicles have been spotted on Irish roads in recent years

Lero, the software research group, has announced a collaboration with Valeo, the French car components and technology giant. The plan is to develop ne(...)

The remains of a significant number of juveniles were found at the site of the former mother and baby home in Tuam, Co Galway. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/EPA

Galway historian Catherine Corless, whose work resulted in the discovery of the remains of hundreds of babies and infants on the site of the former mo(...)

 The Project Ireland 2040 plan was “largely silent on digital infrastructure” for the northwest, Galway Chamber of Commerce said.

Ireland’s northwest region is at risk of being “marooned on the edge of the Atlantic” if there is not sufficient investment in connectivity, a leading(...)

Colm Keaveney:  he was  a somewhat nervous speaker in the Dáil

In the spring of 2016, Colm Keaveney’s options were running out.The Galway East TD lost his seat in the February 2016 general election, and was out of(...)

An Bord Pleanála’s decision will not go down well in the Department of Housing. Above, Minister for Housing Eoghan Murphy. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

An Bord Pleanála’s decision this week to block one of the biggest residential housing developments in the State will go down like the proverbial lead (...)

More than 60 per cent of the Catholic dioceses on the island of Ireland presented no financial information on their websites at all. Photograph: Getty

Almost two-thirds of the 26 Catholic dioceses in Ireland do not publish any financial details on their websites, a new survey has found. The reverse (...)

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