There is no one-size-fits-all solution, and the aim of the pilot project is to allow communities themselves to come up with ideas, Mr Ring said . Photograph: Eric Luke

Six small towns in six different counties have been invited to suggest how they could become more attractive living spaces by Minister for Rural and C(...)

Gerry Clarke and Dr Brendan Boland, co-founders of Loci Orthopaedics.

Loci Orthopaedics, a Galway-based medical devices start-up that has developed a new joint implant to treat arthritis, has raised €2.75 million in a se(...)

Neurent Medical founders David Townley, chief technology officer and Brian Shields, chief executive: The company hopes to begin the first of two clinical trials next year, possibly in the US. Photograph: Michael Dillon

An Irish company developing a breakthrough therapy for a common nasal condition has raised €9.3 million. Neurent Medical, based in Oranmore, Co Galwa(...)

Galway Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT): Galway city has the highest proportion of graduates in the State (61 per cent), beating Dublin and Cork. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

When developing future policy on spatial development, the National Planning Framework drew on past experience – a useful guide to what will work in th(...)

Public money has been used to build a bar, restaurant and cinema for a private company to make a profit, the Public Accounts Committee (Pac) has heard(...)

Brothers Fergal and Kevin Quinn, co founders of Hen and Stag Sligo: the business brings €4 million to the town, says Bloomberg. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Even as they were polishing the boardroom table in Sligo’s Institute of Technology in preparation for today’s much anticipated Cabinet meeting, news b(...)

Sligo performed particularly poorly in labour-intensive sectors such as construction and industry. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Sligo has the lowest employment growth rate of any county nationwide, research by the Western Development Commission shows. The commission found that(...)

The Picture Palace Cinema in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Public spending on The Picture Palace, a not-yet-completed arthouse cinema in Galway, has run €2.1 million over budget, bringing State expenditure ple(...)

Last year An Bord Pleanála  approved a wind farm at Bellacorick in north Mayo which was reduced from 112 wind turbines to 61 turbines. File  photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

EirGrid’s decision to scale back its €240 million Grid West transmission project has elicited a mixed reaction from business and community groups in t(...)

A Connemara community, Loch Con Aortha, is recording placenames for its website as population declines

The residents of a Connemara village believe that neither Minister for Rural Development Michael Ring nor any of his colleagues have the will to save (...)

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