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The late Tom Oliver is a member of one of Galway’s oldest fishing families, many of whom have served with voluntary lifeboat crews. Photograph: Galway RNLI

The hero family who rescued two paddleboarders in dramatic circumstances in Galway Bay in August is in mourning after a fisherman (37)* drowned on Mon(...)

Patrick Guy at the back of his house at Riverside beside the Owenglin river as water pours down the waterfall after earlier flooding. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Sudden and severe” flooding in Clifden, Co Galway, early on Wednesday saw schools close early and houses evacuated as waters surged on the Owenglin r(...)

Pearson chief executive Andy Bird

Global education publisher Pearson has appointed Andy Bird as its next chief executive, turning to a media veteran who helped build Walt Disney’s con(...)

Sara Feeney (23)  taken off the Coast Guard helicopter at UCHG on Thursday. Photograph by Aengus McMahon

The mother of one of two young women rescued at sea after clinging to a lobster pot for 15 hours has said paddleboards would “never darken the doors o(...)

One of the two women rescued in Galway Bay being taken off the Coast Guard helicopter at UCHG. Photograph by Aengus McMahon

The mother of one of the young women rescued in Galway Bay has said paddleboards would “never darken the doors of our houses again”. The two cousins,(...)

Gardaí and emergency services attended the scene. File photograph: Oli Scarff/Getty Images

A small plane has crash-landed in a field in Co Galway. The incident happened around lunch time and emergency services attended the scene. It is bel(...)

Declan Ganley (above) wanted the court to decide whether the claim against him was statute barred as it was brought some two-and-a-half years after the initial proceedings. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Businessman Declan Ganley has failed in a bid to have the High Court determine a number of issues before the full hearing of billionaire Denis O’Brien(...)

Kevin Lunney was abducted from outside his Co Fermanagh home and assaulted before being dumped on a road in Co Cavan last September. Photograph: BBC Spotlight

A defence solicitor for two of the four men charged with the abduction and false imprisonment of Quinn Industrial Holdings director Kevin Lunney has c(...)

The scene at Claddaghduff after the caravan in which   Elvira Ferrari was staying was  blown into the sea by Storm Ali. Photograph: Paul Mealey

A 58-year old nurse from Switzerland died when the caravan she was staying in toppled over a cliff onto a beach in Connemara during Storm Ali last yea(...)

Pearson   has cut 16,000 jobs and restructured over six years. Photograph: Reuters

Pearson warned that a 20 per cent drop in demand for US college textbooks would hit its profit and jeopardise a return to sales growth next year, trig(...)

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