The   Joint Policing Committee  heard a call for Galway County Council and local gardaí to examine the possibility of introducing random drug tests in schools. Photograph: iStock

A HSE addiction specialist has described the drug problem in Galway as the worst he had seen in his 28 years working in addiction services in Ireland,(...)

 Edward McDonagh  of  Headford Road, Galway pictured leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday  after  his High Court action. Photograph: Collins Courts

A man has sued Galway County Council over the alleged wrongful seizure and subsequent slaughter of a thoroughbred horse. Edward McDonagh, of Bóthar a(...)

The fate of a Co Galway quarry hangs in the balance after the Supreme Court ruled An Taisce is entitled to an order restraining its operation because (...)

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, (...)

The Hynes Building has an attractive stone facade, with large  windows to ensure natural light for much of the day

A newly refurbished office building largely occupied by insurance company MetLife in Galway city centre is expected to attract bidding from private an(...)

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 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(...)

Jim Ferry is facing a potential prison term for failing to comply with a High Court order to clean up an illegal dump he has been operating near Letterkenny, Co Donegal.

The company which Donegal businessman Jim Ferry, who is facing jail over an illegal dump, says has taken over his waste collection business is itself (...)

Portrane Beach: Eighteen bathing locations in Ireland were classified as “good” while a total of 10 were classified as “sufficient”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

More needs to be done to provide greater protection to bathers at Irish beaches and in other waters vulnerable to pollution, the Environmental Protec(...)

A shrine in Tuam, Co Galway erected in memory of up to 800 children who were buried at the site of the former home for unmarried mothers run by nuns. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty Images

Galway County Council said on Tuesday night there was “no record to indicate” the discovery of human remains during the construction of houses on the (...)

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