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Myles Kelly (2), Maxim Kelly (38) and President Michael D Higgins at the homecoming in Galway on Sunday night.

President Michael D Higgins has spoken of his vision for a “value-based politics” and a future “imagined together” which is not limited by the “bounda(...)

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 (...)

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. (...)

The National Association of General Practitioners has described as “profoundly shocking” reports that children were abusing valium in the city. Photograph: Istock

Children as young as 13 are using valium bought online as a recreational drug, according to the city’s mayor. Mayor of Galway Niall McNelis said he h(...)

  Celebrations in July 2016 when it was announced Galway was  to be the 2020 European Capital of Culture. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway’s European Capital of Culture 2020 project has lost a key board member with confirmation that John Crumlish, Galway International Arts Festival(...)

UHG’s centre of excellence treats cancer patients right along the Atlantic seaboard from Donegal to north Clare. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Eleanor McGowan adopts an easy attitude to her cancer diagnosis, but knows a look of near panic when she sees one. “It’s when a machine breaks down, (...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris: has been asked  to close the €109 million funding gap in the health service’s capital budget to ensure an “essential” Galway cancer treatment unit is built. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Any delay in developing a new €30-million cancer treatment centre in Galway is “completely unacceptable”, the president of the National Association of(...)

Alan Kelly will have to settle for a position below Howlin, and is likely to be a brooding, bulky presence in a parliamentary party too small to pretend he isn’t there.

In the end it was a coronation. The process that resulted in Brendan Howlin becoming the new leader of the Labour Party was seamless. The politics of (...)

Emmet Stagg: The former Kildare North Labour deputy  said entering a government arrangement would be disastrous for Labour and the idea should be opposed. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

There is large-scale opposition among Labour’s elected representatives to involvement in a Fine Gael-led minority government. A clear majority of th(...)

Mourners light candles at a Place de la République in Paris, France on Saturday, November 14th, 2015.  Photograph: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

In driving rain and storm force winds, several hundred people joined French honorary consul Catherine Gagneux at Galway’s Spanish Arch for a minute’s (...)