Galway 2020 chief executive Hannah Kiely was invited to attend a meeting on Tuesday of Galway City Council’s strategic policy committee with responsibility for the arts but was unavailable.

A former Galway city mayor has said that there is a “confidence crisis” over the future of the Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture project. Fine (...)

Galway 2020 chief executive Hannah Kiely

Fears have been expressed about funding for Galway’s stint as European Capital of Culture in 2020, amid signals that Galway County Council is no longe(...)

Sinead Barrett, a primary school teacher based in Ennistymon, Co Clare.

A teacher caught in “unprecedented” flooding in Galway city during the week has suggested that sirens could be used to warn the public to get out of t(...)

A  car driving through flood water in Salthill, Galway, as Storm Eleanor lashed the west coast. Photograph: PA Wire

Home and business owners in Galway are counting the cost of the devastation caused by flooding during Storm Eleanor, which is expected to run into mil(...)

Eyre Square big wheel: Galway firefighters during Friday night’s rescue. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway City Council has said the big wheel on Eyre Square that was the focus of an emergency alert on Friday night is “fully certified as safe”. Up to(...)

Winds batter the coast as Storm Ophelia hits the Co Clare town of Lahinch on Monday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

The west coast escaped the worst of Storm Ophelia, with spot flooding and trees felled, but up to 7,300 homes and businesses in parts of Galway and Ma(...)

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(...)

The crowd at the Galway Races in 2015. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

One-night stays in three-star hotels near the Ballybrit racetrack, which hosts the Galway Races this week, were priced at more than €500 on booking we(...)

A man in his 30s has died following a stabbing at a house in Galway.

Gardaí were last night continuing to question a 66-year-old man in Galway following a fatal stabbing in the east of the city in the early hours of Sun(...)

Former Galway city mayor  Pádraig Conneely: “I don’t think any decent, hardworking people  should have to endure unacceptable behaviour.” Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The Galway Traveller Movement has said it is “appalled” at the negative approach taken by some Galway city councillors towards resolving serious acco(...)

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