Galway City Council decided to act after large crowds were observed congregating at the beaches in Salthill and around the Claddagh to celebrate the good weather and the end of the school year.

Galway City Council is closing many of its best known attractions because of fears over the breach of social distancing guidelines. Spanish Arch, th(...)

The scene at South Park, with flooding in the foreground, where the opening ceremony for Galway 2020 was to take place on Saturday. The  ceremony had to be cancelled due to weather conditions caused by Storm Ciara. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A number of events planned as part of Galway 2020 will be “cancelled or scaled down” following a decision by Galway City Council not to allocate a fur(...)

Cousins Connie and Rico Delaney at the Carrowbrowne temporary halting site beside the Headford Road in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shughnessy

A group of 13 Traveller families, including over 40 children, say they feel like they have been “left to die” at a rat-infested site just outside Galw(...)

Nun’s Island in Galway city centre

NUI Galway is planning to invest about €200 million on developing disused sites it owns in the city centre. Ireland’s second-largest university by s(...)

It is expected the research will be  concluded by mid 2019. File photograph:  Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Galway City Council has appointed two leading academics to oversee the preparation of a seven-year language plan to increase the use of Irish in Galwa(...)

From left: Denise Bolger, Lily Barrett, Emer Kelly and Róisín Cahill will represent Ireland at the World Surf Lifesaving Championships.

Like most people her age, 21-year-old Lily Barrett is busy with college, family, friends and planning her future. But, in between study and social li(...)

Celebrations in July 2016 when it was announced Galway was to be the 2020 European Capital of Culture. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Arts producers working with the controversial Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture project have said they held “very constructive and positive” tal(...)

Máire Geoghegan Quinn resigned from Galway 2020 three weeks ago. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project has lost another board member with the resignation of former EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn. (...)

  Celebrations in July 2016 when it was announced Galway was  to be the 2020 European Capital of Culture. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project has lost a key board member with confirmation that John Crumlish, Galway International Arts Festival(...)

Páraic Breathnach’s remit includes hosting the annual Cúirt international literary festival, which is not in the 2020 bid book.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Galway Arts Centre director Páraic Breathnach has called for the resignation of the chair of the Galway 2020 European city of culture board and the im(...)

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