Noel Grealish could find himself in a close battle to hold his Dáil seat in Galway West with the Social Democrats and the Greens firmly in contention in the constituency, an opinion poll suggests. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Noel Grealish could find himself in a close battle to hold his Dáil seat in Galway West with the Social Democrats and the Greens firmly in contention (...)

Rory Clancy, owner of Powers Bar and Restaurant in Oughterard. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

It was business as usual for Oughterard the morning after nearly half the town’s population attended a highly charged meeting called about the State’s(...)

Rising Social Democrats star Sinéad Gibney with comedian Des Bishop and Catherine Murphy TD.

During Thursday’s statements on the referendum result, Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell, who played a very active role in the campaign, referred to comments(...)

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(...)

Teresa McDonagh: family devastated after her death due to dog bites

Calls have been made for a full review of dog-control legislation following the death of a Co Galway woman from serious bite injuries at the weekend. (...)

Newly elected Independent TD for Galway West Catherine Connolly has said she will not return to the Labour Party which she quit a decade ago, and says(...)

St Patrick’s Boys’ National School in Galway city ran their own unofficial plebiscite, hosted by sixth class. Image: Google Streetview

Shock result – a Fine Gael senator tops the poll and Labour hangs on to its seat in Galway West. And Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív loses out to a rival(...)

Niall Ó Tuathail, Social Democrat candidate for Galway West, canvassing in Shop Street in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

“Since when did your party send out 15-year-old candidates?” Social Democrat candidate for Galway West Niall Ó Tuathail laughs as he recalls the reac(...)

Island Ferries objects to collecting the passenger dues, levied by Galway County Council to pay for operational costs of the €50 million harbour extension on Inis Mór. Photograph: The Irish Times

Aran islanders have called on Minister of State for Gaeltacht Affairs Joe McHugh to ensure a guaranteed year-round ferry service to Inis Mór. The Gov(...)

 Ferry services in the west of Ireland. File photograph: Frank Miller

Aran islanders face losing the sole ferry service to and from Inis Mór from mid-January, following a Supreme Court ruling on harbour charges. Residen(...)

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