A man who overtook a garda car on the wrong side of the road before driving through three sets of red lights and then seriously injuring a taxi driver in a collision, has been jailed for two years.

A man who overtook a garda car on the wrong side of the road before driving through three sets of red lights and then seriously injuring a taxi driver(...)

Galway Simon and Cope Galway have highlighted the growing problem of homelessness across the west. Photograph: iStock

Preliminary postmortem results have ruled out any suspicious circumstances relating to the death of Martin Carroll (29), whose body was found on the g(...)

Woodview, Tinahely, Co Wicklow

What: Woodview, Tinahely, Co Wicklow see myhome.ie How much: €299,000 Why: Artist Gillian Deeney had passed by this pretty cottage near Tinahely man(...)

“The most obvious manifestation of the crisis are the numbers of people who can be seen bedding down in shop doorways in the city centre at night time.” Photograph: Getty Images

As Galway is seized by Ballybrit race fever this week, a homeless charity has described the accommodation situation in the city as “unprecedented” and(...)

Margaret O’Kelly, pictured with her son, Patrick O’Kelly, owner of the Silver Dollar Bar in Newcastle West, Co Limerick. Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

Publican John Halpin has noticed a change in drinking habits in his pub in Croom. “People are more inclined now to go out to the pub earlier and go ho(...)

Fourth class pupil Rory Gavin (10) displays some of the story books handwritten and illustrated by classmates at Scoil Iognáid in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

A Galway pupil’s story about an inquisitive duck has become the focus of a fundraising campaign for the homeless. Ten-year-old Rory Gavin was so mov(...)

“At any moment I could be taking to the Salthill promenade with my sleeping bag.” Photograph: Michelle McMahon/Getty Images/Flickr Open

The rental situation in Galway, Limerick and Cork differ only in scale to that in the capital, according to Keith Broni of the Secure Rents campaign.(...)

Kitty Fitzgerald’s coffin is carried  followed by her husband Tom’s coffin. Photograph: Paul Mealey

The deaths of Kitty and Tom Fitzgerald was a “shattering experience for the community in which they lived and were treasured,” their funeral mass in C(...)

Aaron Collins (24) swiped the victim (46) with a bottle of beer, after two co-accused had already attacked the man. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

A man who took part in a violent assault on a Luas passenger has been jailed for four years with the final two years suspended. Aaron Collins (24) s(...)

Vincent Fitzgerald  wipes a tear as the bodies of his brotherTom Fitzgerald and Tom’s wife Kitty are removed from their Co Mayo home. Photograph: Paul Mealey

The bodies of Tom and Kitty Fitzgerald have been removed from their Co Mayo house where the elderly couple were found dead yesterday afternoon. The(...)

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