The report recommended commuter services should run from early morning up to midnight from rural towns to urban areas. Photograph: Eric Luke

Commuter services should run between rural towns and urban areas from morning to midnight, an Oireachtas committee report on rural transport has recom(...)

Signum Surgical scientific advisory board member Mark Regan with chief executive Moshe Zilversmit and Eoin Bambury, co-founder and chief technology officer. Photograph: Business Wire

A Galway-headquartered medical technology company has received €3.6 million in grant funding which will help it commercialise a device to treat a colo(...)

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(...)

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