A concert at Eyre Square: the ‘public realm’ plan would extend west from the square.

Galway City Council intends to appoint an urban planning and design team to draw up a “public realm” strategy for its central quarter. The local auth(...)

Sinead Barrett, a primary school teacher based in Ennistymon, Co Clare.

A teacher caught in “unprecedented” flooding in Galway city during the week has suggested that sirens could be used to warn the public to get out of t(...)

The calm after the storm: Walkers look out at a high swell on Lough Leane near Ross Castle in Killarney on Wednesday. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Local authority staff and ESB Networks repair crews continued the major clean-up operation through Thursday following flooding and damage caused by st(...)

An impression of the  planned €104 million office complex overlooking Galway Docks.

Galway City Council has approved planning permission for a €104 million office development spearheaded by developer Gerry Barrett at Galway docks. Mo(...)

The LPT automatically returns to the base rate each year and the current regime is based on house valuations from May 2013. Photograph: Getty

The majority of local authorities have voted to keep the level of local property tax at the same rate for the coming year. Only a small number of cou(...)

A circus performance on Eyre Square during Galway Arts Festival. Photograph: Colm Hogan

A masterplan for Galway city centre’s “eastern rim” incorporates proposals for a new “city quarter” spearheaded by the Comer/McHale consortium. Lands(...)

Galway City Council has said it is taking legal advice over the felling of mature trees without a permit in a public park in Salthill over the weekend. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Galway City Council has said it is taking legal advice over the felling of mature trees without a permit in a public park in Salthill over the weekend(...)

 Galway City Hall: The nine Traveller families with 15 children had moved 10 caravans into the carpark of the offices  on Friday to highlight their situation. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

A group of Traveller families has moved to a beach on the east side of Galway city, as efforts by Galway City Council continue to try to resolve their(...)

The Traveller families had been in private rented accommodation, but were compelled to move out more than six months ago. Photograph: PA

Nine Traveller families drove a caravan convoy into Galway City Hall on Friday in an attempt to highlight their accommodation issue. The young famili(...)

Eileen Cleary with her daughter Leona (3) and nine-month-old son Ricko: The family, along with 10 others, has been given until at least Tuesday evening to vacate the site. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Traveller families with 15 young children who were facing eviction from an unauthorised site in Galway have been given a temporary reprieve, following(...)

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