Niall Macnelis

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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 (...)

Poet Rita Ann Higgins said the west coast was ‘coming down with artistic expertise’   and a team of artists could provide a creative lead which the project urgently needed.

Galway poet Rita Ann Higgins has said her city has left it “too late” to appoint a new artistic director for its controversial European capital of cul(...)

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(...)

Galway 2020: the city beat Dublin, Limerick and the Three Sisters cities of Kilkenny, Waterford and Wexford to become European Capital of Culture

When a group of artists in this year’s European Capital of Culture, the Dutch city of Leeuwarden, wanted to make a point about lack of community engag(...)

The new Galway City Museum stands behind the Spanish Arch and the old museum.  Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Fears have been expressed in Galway that a new €9 million flood defence fund for the city could result in a 21st century wall being built around its m(...)

Former Galway city mayor Pádraig Conneely said he understood that EU funding of some €1.7 million may also be drawn down for the centre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Arts groups and politicians in Galway have given a mixed reaction to a decision by the Sisters of Mercy to hand a former orphanage and industrial scho(...)

 University Hospital Galway. File Photograph: Eric Luke

An investigation has been ordered into the death of a woman whose body may have lain undiscovered for up to 10 hours in a Galway hospital toilet. The(...)

A window broken by a stone at the Maryam Mosque on the Old Monivea Road in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

The imam of a Galway mosque which was attacked during Ramadan prayers on Monday night said its members were heartened by the wider community’s respons(...)

Minister of State for the Gaeltacht Seán Kyne said he believed the amalgamation of Galway’s city and county councils should be explored but that  should be a consensus on the matter before such a move took place. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Politicians in Galway are at odds over a proposal by a Department of Environment expert group to merge the city and county councils into a “Greater Ga(...)

Geraldine Hennelly exercies her dogs at Cappagh Park in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

As European Capital of Culture for 2020, Galway may be known as a city of fun - but not if you love dogs, kicking a ball about or climbing trees. Dog(...)

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