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Aideen McGinley, chairwoman of Galway 2020, said a new chair with different skill sets would be best placed to take the project forward. File photograph: Trevor McBride

The controversial Galway 2020 European capital of culture project is due to be hit with another resignation as its chairwoman Aideen McGinley has sign(...)

Máire Geoghegan Quinn resigned from Galway 2020 three weeks ago. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project has lost another board member with the resignation of former EU Commissioner Maire Geoghegan-Quinn. (...)

Páraic Breathnach’s remit includes hosting the annual Cúirt international literary festival, which is not in the 2020 bid book.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Galway Arts Centre director Páraic Breathnach has called for the resignation of the chair of the Galway 2020 European city of culture board and the im(...)

The chief executive of Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 Hannah Kiely  has announced she is stepping down.

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project is in further turmoil over the loss of its chief executive, Hannah Kiely. The development comes ju(...)

At the heart of the minimum-wage debate is whether employees deserve a share of a recovering economy, or whether in the wake the Brexit vote the key job now is to protect employment. Photograph: iStock

Two issues have reignited Ireland’s debate about the minimum wage. First, the Low Pay Commission, whose job it is to recommend what the hourly rate(...)

Caring industry: Exploitation of these moslty young women is the rational response of anyone who cannot access affordable well regulated child care; which is pretty much everybody with children. Photograph: Getty

A few years ago we “employed” an au pair. She seemed an innocuous enough young woman from northern Italy. With hindsight, her extensive tattoos were a(...)

John Connors (24), who plays the part of pipe-bomb maker Patrick in  RTE TV series Love/Hate, was abused on social media last week after speaking out against racism towards Travellers.

A Love/Hate actor has been on the receiving end of a torrent of abuse after speaking out against racism towards Travellers, a conference on equality(...)