The planting of trees ceremony at the Circle of Life National Organ Donor Commemorative Garden in Salthill, Galway, was attended by members of the organ donation communities from across Ireland. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

On one of the many recent wild and windy mornings along the Atlantic seaboard, a group of people defied the elements to plant some trees in Gal(...)

Tesco has designated a till at the company’s Headford Road branch for Irish speakers on foot of the positive reaction to the introduction of bilingual signage throughout the shop last summer.

Tesco is considering the introduction of bilingual self-service checkouts across the supermarket chain’s 146 shops in the State. The mov(...)

Amid flooding in St Mary’s Park, Limerick, where the river Shannon burst its banks,  Ger Hogan helps  to ferry people to safety.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

, Storms and sea swells which battered the west coast at the weekend caused renewed damage to homes and businesses which had suffered during the flo(...)

 Grace Jennanie and Pete Butler of the Friends of Merlin Woods. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway city could lose its largest, most biodiverse and oldest woodland if plans to build a €7 million “quality” bus corridor proceed, according to(...)

Director Eithne Verling in Galway City Museum, beside the statue of Pádraic Ó Conaire that had its head removed by vandals before being repaired. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

If cities mirror their natural habitats, Galway should be bursting with energy right now – 18 million litres per second of energy, in fact, which is t(...)

On  the Clare coast  waves tore pavements apart and hammered the Lahinch promenade. Photograph: Press 22

As the country recovers from the recent storms that battered the entire island, local authorities are facing tens of millions in clean-up and repai(...)

Kite Surfer Lucas Machowski, Killarney during the gale force winds and high spring tide on Inch Strand, Co Kerry. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

The storm force winds and surging seas which have ripped up roads, flooded homes and businesses and caused widespread disruption along the Atlantic se(...)

Brian Walsh: “A number of colleagues, senior ministers and parliamentary party members suggested I should make the application in the New Year.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

STEVEN CARROLLThe only Fine Gael dissident who has not joined the Reform Alliance group is to reapply for membership of the senior Coalition partner’(...)

Damage to a graveyard at Carraroe in Co Galway. Photograph: Mark Lydon

West and north-west Connemara and the islands bore the brunt of this morning’s storm and high tides, which also caused some further flooding in Galway(...)

Shreeding trees at a  Christmas tree recycling centre. Galway City Council has advertised a €2 service for recycling trees and owners  can take home a bag of resulting compost.

Local authorities across Ireland are preparing to recycle thousands of Christmas trees as the festive period comes to a close. While January 6th is th(...)

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