Donal Lyons

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Brian John Spencer self-portrait, in the style of Sir John Lavery

When artist and political cartoonist Brian John Spencer requested permission to attend and sketch a meeting of Belfast City Council, in preparation fo(...)

 Photographer Julia Monard pictured with the new Galway 2020 logo at the ‘Get Involved’ event in the Printworks, Market Street, Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes

Galway’s European Capital of Culture project has initiated a “rebranding” exercise to restore confidence in the controversial project. A new logo rep(...)

An aerial view of Galway Harbour.

Shannon Foynes port has rejected claims by Galway Harbour Company that there are “no viable alternatives” to its €126 million expansion plan.“The fact(...)

Three swimming clubs and two water polo clubs involving over 1,000 young swimmers have expressed opposition to a plan to increase charges at Leisureland in Salthill, Galway, from January 1st. File photograph:  Francois Nel/Getty Images

Mayor of Galway Donal Lyons (Independent) says he is taking advice over “threatening emails” sent to him in response to increased charges for the c(...)

Lelia Doolan: the film-maker  was one of the co-ordinators of more than 50 organisations involved in the Galway bid for city of film status

Galway has been congratulated on securing the first Irish City of Film designation from Unesco, by Irish Film Board chairman Bill O’Herlihy. The des(...)

Ty Gorelashvili (foreground) and Praise Limbila at the flower display in the residents organic garden at the Eglinton asylum seekers’ accommodation centre in Salthill, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sweetpea, coriander, potatoes, peas and broccoli are thriving in Galway’s first community garden run by asylum seekers in a direct provision centre(...)

His Holiness Hadhrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad, centre, at the opening of the Maryam Mosque on the Old Monivea Road at Ballybrit, Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Europeans volunteering to fight for radical Islam are “misguided”, the world head of the Ahmadiyya Muslim community has said. Fifth Khalifa His(...)

 Galway aims to be “best placed” in race for European Capital of Culture. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway has fired the first shots in the contest for European Capital of Culture designation in 2020 with the appointment of an NUI Galway team to prep(...)