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(...)

A Gaelectric wind farm at Roosky, Co Roscommon. Gaelectric aims to  have 400 megawatts of assets in operation by the end of next year.

Gaelectric has selected China General Nuclear Power Corp (CGN) as preferred bidder for a majority stake in a 230-megawatt portfolio of wind farm asset(...)

Gaelectric chief operating officer Barry Gavin,  who has been named as the new chief executive of the company

Gaelectric has picked Barry Gavin as its next chief executive as the renewable energy company advances plans to sell control of its wind farm assets, (...)

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(...)

 Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Heather Humphreys with members of the Galway team who secured the European Capital of Culture designation for 2020. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project team has tempered its delight at securing the coveted title with a collective expression of sympathy(...)

The company behind Galway’s long-delayed arthouse cinema have said it is hoping to avert a threat by Galway City Council to pull out of the €8 million project. File photograph: Steve Bonini/Stone/Getty

The company behind Galway’s long-delayed arthouse cinema has said it is hoping to avert a threat by Galway City Council to pull out of the €8 million (...)

Fine Gael councillor Pádraig Conneely called for the immediate removal of the stone, saying it had no planning permission and that it was “republican propaganda”. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Galway’s city manager is “reviewing” the unauthorised installation of a 1916 monument at Mervue following an appeal from local residents. The Mervue (...)

A photograph taken from an Air Corps helicopter showing flooding in Co Galway. Photograph: Irish Air Corps

People visiting flooded areas on boats and trying to take pictures present a “hazard” to emergency services trying to deal with the floods, it emerged(...)

Jim Casey of the OPW said all its gauges across the Shannon recorded a drop in water levels of up to 7cm over the last 48 hours, but emphasised the situation remains severe in areas such as Athlone (above, January 5th), where the Shannon remains 2cm above its 2009 peak. Photograph: Irish Air Corps Athlone

River levels continue to fall across much of the country, but Wednesday night’s heavy rain brought fresh flooding to houses in Co Wicklow. Parts of (...)

Aeriel footage of flooding in Clonmel, Co Tipperary.

Residents of the Kilganey area of Clonmel, Co Tipperary are leaving their homes this evening as the river Suir continues to rise. The decision was t(...)

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