Michael Ring, minister for Rural and Community Development, who has appointed a new board to the WDC.    Photograph: Eric Luke

The Minister for Rural and Community Development, Michael Ring, has appointed a new board to the Western Development Commission (WDC). The purpose of(...)

Andrew Lowe, director of Element Pictures, in the Palace Cinema in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

GALWAY’S controversial arthouse cinema will be of “world class” standard when it opens before the end of this year, according to its new project manag(...)

Galway-based medical device company Neuravi: its EmboTrap device captures and removes clots from blood vessels and restores blood flow. Photograph: Andrew Downes.

Galway medtech company Neuravi has been taken over by US life sciences giant Johnson & Johnson Codman Neuro business in a landmark deal that give(...)

File image of Bishop John Kirby, Bishop Eamonn Casey and Fr Dermod McCarthy. File photograph: Collins Photos

The late Bishop Eamonn Casey believed “he had done the church a great disservice”, Bishop of Clonfert John Kirby recalled on Tuesday. “He used those(...)

 Picture Palace  in Galway city: Element Pictures, which runs the Light House Cinema in Dublin, has taken over project management of the cinema. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The founders of an arthouse cinema in Galway have said they are “co-operating fully” with an investigation initiated by the Charities Regulator. Film(...)

Traffic disruption on the M7 motorway. Increase in car ownership and commuting during the boom  was highest in the greater Dublin area. Photograph: Eamonn Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Higher income levels among those employed in the greater Dublin area do not compensate for the cost of commuting, a study by NUI Galway (NUIG) has fou(...)

Michael D Higgins photographed cutting the ribbon to launch the Picture Palace cinema in Galway in 2009. Lelia Doolan is also pictured. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway City Council has said that it is “satisfied” work will resume shortly on the long-delayed Picture Palace arthouse cinema. Contractors were due(...)

Michael D Higgins cuts a tape to launch the Picture Palace cinema at Lower Merchants Road in Galway in July 2009. Included in the photograph is Lelia Doolan. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Heather Humphreys has defended her decision to commit further public funding to a proposed arthouse cinema in Galway. The Minister for Arts said yes(...)

Michael Frain, chief fire officer and chair of the Roscommon Leader Partnership in Ballaghaderreen, Co Rocommon .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Ballaghaderreen is not alone. Streets empty of residents and small businesses is a pattern all too familiar in small town Ireland. Adding greatly t(...)

Pádraig Mulligan with Frank Giblin and Colin McCusker in Mulligan’s Hardware and Bar, Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The woman was a stranger to Ballaghaderreen, Co Roscommon, that night about two years ago. It was quiet, and dark. The visitor was surprised. “Everybo(...)

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