Lorna Siggins

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Amid flooding in St Mary’s Park, Limerick, where the river Shannon burst its banks,  Ger Hogan helps  to ferry people to safety.  Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

, Storms and sea swells which battered the west coast at the weekend caused renewed damage to homes and businesses which had suffered during the flo(...)

On  the Clare coast  waves tore pavements apart and hammered the Lahinch promenade. Photograph: Press 22

As the country recovers from the recent storms that battered the entire island, local authorities are facing tens of millions in clean-up and repai(...)

Paediatrician Dr Joanne Nelson: she helped set up a 24-hour treatment service for children who have been sexually abused in Galway.  Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway has become the first city in the State to offer a 24-hour treatment service for children who have been sexually abused – and aims to become the(...)

Marine reserve: Lough Hyne in Co Cork

What do Pitcairn islanders in the southern Pacific, residents of Lyme Bay in Britain and Lough Hyne in west Cork have in common? All live on, by or cl(...)

The Irish Coast Guard claims Minister for Transport Leo Varadkar has “not been sufficiently advised” of the full consequences of reorganisation proposals. Photograph:   Niall Carson/PA Wire

The Irish Coast Guard has warned that the lives of both rescue staff and volunteers could be put at risk by a reorganisation of maritime safety which (...)

Donal Walsh: the parents of the Kerry teenager  who died after a long illness earlier this year have initiated a new suicide prevention poster campaign for the west of Ireland.

A new suicide prevention poster campaign for the west was initiated in east Galway last night by Elma and Fionbarr Walsh, parents of the Kerry teenage(...)

A bottlenose dolphin off Seapoint, Co Dublin yesterday. File photograph: Irish Whale and Dolphin Group

If it’s an ill wind that blows nobody good, it’s no wind at all that is nirvana for whale and dolphin watchers.The pod of dolphins caught on underwate(...)

Underwater adventures: the first president of Comhairle Fo-Thuinn, Shane O’Connor, and his wife, Betty, about to go diving at Carraroe, Co Galway, around 1959

In the gear bag: three or four pullovers, shirts and Army long johns. From the shoreline: swim out, invert and hold your breath. When Mick Mori(...)

Lorna Siggins and Michael Murphy at their conferral yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Irish Times Western correspondent Lorna Siggins and RTÉ newsreader Michael Murphy were both awarded honorary master of arts degrees by NUI Galway yes(...)

Some of the performers during rehearsals for the eagerly awaited Macnas October parade, ‘On the Night Journey’ which will set the streets of Galway alight with its unique performance style on Sunday October 27th. From left: Declan Jones, Victoria McCormack, Conor Burke Kennedy, Helen Gregg, Miquel Barcelo and Sam Wright as the hare. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times

Outsiders and misfits, nightmares and dreams will be the stuff of Macnas’s first parade this year through the streets of its home city of Galway. Arti(...)

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