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 Freya Hennessy (9 months)  and her father, Michael, from Knocknacarra, Galway, meet Santa at the sensory-friendly grotto at the NUIG school of psychology. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Santa Claus showed his sensitive side at NUI Galway (NUIG) at the weekend, when he met a number of children with autism and with other developmental i(...)

Damien Comer: “It’s time for us to put consistent performances together, that’s what we’re aiming for.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Galway forward Damien Comer believes that his team showed too much respect to Kerry in last season’s All-Ireland quarter-final and is confident that a(...)

 Up to 300 staff and students attended the  SolidariTEA support event for four academics pursuing legal action over lack of promotion at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The chair of NUI Galway women’s staff network has called on the outgoing university president to resolve the situation of four academics taking legal (...)

Denis Naughten: he has repeatedly highlighted that clean air  is a priority due to the health effects of traditional house coal

The Government has finalised the schedule for the roll out of a ban on the sale of smoky coal throughout the country from autumn 2018. Minister for t(...)

The Spanish Arch with the Corrib river and Wolfe Tone Bridge in the background: A wifi “hotspot” activates a notification system if the user is in this area for any length of time between 10pm and 6am. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A new digital “app” aims to reduce deaths by drowning in the fast-flowing river Corrib through Galway city. The “Galway Safe App” uses GPS technology(...)

Sea ice in Victoria Strait, Nunavut, Canadian Arctic: the impact of current climate change on the planet may be larger than expected. Photograph: Cory Glencross/iStock/Getty

The magnitude of past abrupt climate change events around the planet may have been underestimated, according to a major international study led by a s(...)

A large boulder deposited at Annagh Head in Co Mayo.

Spectacular boulder deposits on the Co Mayo coast and parts of the western seaboard were caused by ferocious Atlantic storms - and not an unknown tsun(...)

This image, captured by a scanning electron microscope, shows T cells (orange) attached to a tumour cell. Innovative treatments harness the ability of T cells to recognize and destroy cancer cells.

An “almost miraculous” therapy for some childhood cancers is emerging; four out of five leukaemia patients have responded positively to it in recent c(...)

Grace Darcy from Clane, Co Kildare, interacting with the ‘Doomsday Clock’ exhibit at the opening of ‘In Case of Emergency’, the new free exhibition at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin.  Photograph: Mark Stedman

We are poorly equipped for making decisions about catastrophes, argues Pete Lunn, from the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI). “It’s only (...)

When, how and where to launch a boat, or keep it safe from storms, was central to already difficult lives on Ireland’s western coast. Illustration:  Michael Viney

A singular misjudgment of our middle-aged plan for a self-sufficient life was to suppose that commissioning a currach would let us go fishing from the(...)

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