Galway Traveller Movement members Anne Ward and Annie McDonagh. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Do people have positive experiences of Traveller culture? Why has an 18-year-old promise to update hate crime legislation not been updated? And should(...)

 Poet Mary O’Malley who, with colleague Rita Ann Higgins, is calling for artists to take charge of the programming. “I have had the sense for some time that even to question the arts bureaucracy is regarded as a failure of loyalty, and a lot of artists feel very isolated,” she says.

Galway’s European Capital of Culture project secured no sponsorship in the first half of this year and spent almost €130,000 on “professional”, legal (...)

Presidential candidate Peter Casey visits Cabra Bridge in Co Tipperary on Thursday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Presidential candidate Peter Casey has denied he made a mistake when he accused President Michael D Higgins of having objected to a Traveller halting (...)

A man looks at debris at the scene in Claddaghduff, near Clifden in Co Galway where a woman died after her caravan was blown off a cliff in Storm Ali which has brought gusts of 91mph. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA

A north Connemara community has expressed shock at the death of a Swiss woman whose caravan was swept off the coast in violent storm force winds early(...)

The Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) says it is “functioning as normal” although its president, Dr Fergal Barry, is on extended leave. The thir(...)

Ms humphreys said the plan is ‘very important for those people in remote areas that the commercial providers don’t go to’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill /The Irish Times

Minister for Business Heather Humphreys has said Government plans for a national rural broadband plan remain “on track” and a contract will be signed (...)

Representatives for the islanders have threatened to leave the island unless the Government provides a suitable ferry for the 15km sea crossing between Tory and Machaire Rabhartaigh.

Tory islanders have been asked to vote this weekend on a compromise which aims to resolve the row over transport links with the Donegal mainland. Rep(...)

Sean-nós dancer Thomas Connolly performs with musician Seamus the Busker in Galway city centre during the Galway Buskers’ Community all-day performance to highlight opposition to new busking regulations. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Early morning sleet and snow and plummeting temperatures did not deter musicians striking up in Galway on Sunday for a “big busk” over proposed new by(...)

Minister for Transport Shane Ross opts for a 1959 Rover 100   to try out the new motorway. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Wishing you were on that N17 is a feeling that will likely linger for those making the journey on the main carriageway from north to south Co Galway i(...)

Swim Ireland imposed a two-month suspension on Pearse McGuigan, head coach with Galway Swimming Club, after it was claimed that he loudly rebuked a 14-year old swimmer at a contest. Photograph:  Press 22

A Galway swimming club’s head coach has said he intends to appeal a suspension by Swim Ireland and hopes to return to his job. Swim Ireland imposed a(...)

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