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(...)

Chris Baldwin, who was appointed to the €110,000 post last July, leaves the organisation ‘by mutual agreement’, Galway 2020 said. Photograph: Galway City of Culture 2020

The British theatre director appointed as creative director for Galway’s European Capital of Culture in 2020 has resigned less than a year into his co(...)

Dancer Emma O’Sullivan performs to music from her small amplifier while busking in Galway city centre. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Connemara sean-nós dancer Emma O’Sullivan used to earn a living in Dublin until the threat of fines of between €75 and €1,500 drove her back west. No(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Pupils from St Nicholas’ Parochial School in Galway putting their message across at Eyre Square during the launch of Galway Plastic Free Week on Monday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Ros na Rún actors, a rugby flanker and restaurateur are among participants in Galway’s initial “plastic-free” week, spearheaded by the city’s first ci(...)

 Taoiseach Leo Varadkar gives a high-five  to flyboarder Beau Weston  at SeaFest 2017 in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has expressed support for a new all-island sail training ship that would be a replacement for the Asgard II. A €16 million pla(...)

A file image of the LE Aisling taking part in a Tall Ships flotilla off Dún Laoghaire.

The Cork auctioneer who handled the State’s sale of the Naval Service patrol ship LE Aisling for €110, 000 has said he is not surprised if the vessel (...)

Nicknamed ‘the last of the Mohicans’, the LÉ Aisling set the bar under its first captain, the ‘Sheriff’, Lieut Cdr Peadar McElhinney. Photograph Joe O’Shaughnessy

One of the longest serving ships in the Irish Naval Service is to go under the hammer at auction in Cork next month some nine months after it was deco(...)

Nicknamed “the last of the Mohicans”, as the final ship in its class built in Verolme, the LÉ “Aisling” set the bar under its first captain, the “Sheriff”, Lieut Cdr Peadar McElhinney. Photograph Joe O’Shaughnessy

Rosary beads. Tears. Crumpled photos of his brown-eyed young children. As performances go, the pleadings of a Spanish skipper on a heaving deck over t(...)

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